Pathways to Home Community Program receives Starlite Funding

Submitted by EKFH on 11-07-2014

Cranbrook, BC… This week the Pathways to Home Community Program received some much-needed pieces of equipment thanks to donors that supported East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the 2013 Starlite Campaign.

The 2013 Starlite Campaign encouraged donors to make an unrestricted donation to EKFH during the annual star light up with hopes of raising some significant dollars to help purchase many essential items for community programs across the East Kootenay.

The outpouring of donations was exceptional with the Starlite Campaign witnessing an overwhelming $130,000 in financial support in both restricted and unrestricted funding.

Now the true impact of those gifts takes place with many pieces of equipment being ordered and delivered to hospitals and facilities in the region.

The Pathways to Home Community Program is one such program and is welcoming the arrival of bariatric equipment including a commode, four-wheeled walker, and ROHO mattress, wheelchair and pressure relief cushion.

“Our program is extremely fortunate to receive funding from East Kootenay Foundation for Health. It is equipment such as this that plays a big part in our patient therapy programs,” says Diana Hoecherl, Occupational Therapist with Interior Health.

Donors and their donations, no matter what size, make a tremendous impact in health care at the community level. Your support of East Kootenay Foundation for Health helps the regional hospital foundation fund equipment that is essential to quality health care for facilities in Golden, Creston Valley, Columbia Valley, Elk Valley and Cranbrook/Kimberley.

To help EKFH continue its quest to support community care, please consider making a donation though its secured website Donations are also accepted at hospitals and health care facilities throughout the East Kootenay.

The Pathways to Home Team receive bariatric equipment compliments of EKFH’s Starlite Campaign. L-R: Andrew Rutledge (Pharmasave), Lorraine Wruck, Patty West, Diana Hoecherl, Bernice Yurkoski, Nolan Brown (Pharmasave), Ardith Richter and Alicia DeBenedetto