Submitted by EKFH on 18-02-2015

INVERMERE, BC … The East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) second annual “Phantom Celebrating Health Care Campaign” wrapped up late last year and was an overwhelming success once again.

Past sponsors, donors and many new supporters continued to show just how generous the people of the Columbia Valley are, donating a total of $6,000 which was in turn matched dollar for dollar by Kootenay Savings, continuing the local credit union’s long-standing fundraising partnership with EKFH.

EKFH is excited to share that it has now released funding confirmations from the proceeds of the campaign to purchase supplies and equipment for Invermere Hospital, Columbia House Residential Care Facility and the Chronic Disease Management Program.

Invermere Hospital
• Emergency Room Cuffalator Endotracheal Tube Inflator and Manometer
• 1.3 foot freezer for Rehab Therapy Ice Packs
• Partial proceeds for Diagnostic Imaging ECG Cart

Columbia House Residential Care Facility
• Electric Pill Crusher

Chronic Disease Management
• Therabands for Resistance Exercise Program
• Blood Pressure Monitor Cuff
• Pulse Oximeter
• Heart Rate Monitors

As an extra incentive to support the campaign, all donors were entered into a random prize draw for the chance to win a $500 Kootenay Savings term deposit, with Ron Clarke of Invermere being selected as the lucky winner.

Questions? Please contact Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director, at 1-877-489-6481 or Aron Burke, Kootenay Savings Community Liaison, at 250-368-2683.

Pictured Above:
A very happy Ron Clarke of Invermere, surrounded by employees from
Kootenay Savings’ Invermere Branch, proudly accepts his $500 term deposit prize.