Northstar Lights a Pathway in Support of EKFH & ICU

Submitted by EKFH on 15-01-2015

Cranbrook, BC… Derek and Pat Spring of Northstar GM are providing critical support for intensive care with a spectacular show of generosity to EKFH. Hitting the roads this week is a brightly decorated Chevy Trax donated by Northstar for the foundation to use during its fundraising effort to raise $1,000,000 for equipment for the new Intensive Care Unit currently under construction at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

The highly visible vehicle is an effective communications mechanism to highlight the ICU Redevelopment Project as EKFH makes presentations, and attends event and donor recognition activities throughout the East Kootenay. The show of support for raising the awareness of the ICU campaign has also seen significant support from GENEX Marketing in the concept design and Selkirk Signs in the decaling of the vehicle.

Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director explains, “There are simply no greater words than thank you that can truly show how much EKFH appreciates this amazing gesture of support. Derek and Pat have blessed us with a gift that will ultimately play a huge impact in the fundraising of this very important project.”

EKFH is working in collaboration with Interior Health to bring the best in quality health care and services to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. EKFH’s fundraising campaign to purchase essential equipment for the ICU allowed the Ministry and KEHRD to reallocate funds for pediatric and nursery improvements as well. The ICU Redevelopment Capital Campaign for ICU equipment will be EKFH’s focus for the next 15-17 months.

Donations for the ICU can be made at your local hospital or health care facility, on-line at or by Canada Post – 13 24th Ave N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H9. If you’re interested in setting up a presentation or possibly planning a third party event in support of the ICU please contact Donna Grainger at 1-877-489-6481.

Details: MLA Bill Bennett stops in to thank Derek (far right) and Pat (far left) of Northstar GM for their incredible support of EKFH and the ICU campaign. Joining in on the fun is EKFH’s John Young & Chair Brian Clifford and Jeana McDonald from Selkirk Signs. Missing from photo is GENEX’s Chris Botterill.