Happy Starlite Season! It is that time of year again when the East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) raises funds for the most important needs in health care in the East Kootenay Interior Health Region. 2021 is no exception. It has been a very challenging time for everyone over the past 20 months with COVID, but we will get through this. With so many resources going towards the fight against COVID we are seeing more asks from our hospitals, long term care homes and health care centres. The list for equipment under the $100,000 price exceeds $7,000,000 in needs for our region!
The reality is that the existing resources do not even come close to covering these needs. The 2021 Starlite Campaign, which runs from November 1st through December 31st, is focusing on raising the funds needed for the medical equipment that all of our hospitals, long term care homes and health care centres so desperately need. The list is long and each and every piece of equipment is so important!
Some examples of the needs include:
Patient beds – $8000/each
Defibrillator – $25,000
Dialysis Chair – $7000
Broda Chair – $6500
Ceiling lift – $22,000
Blanket Warmer – $7000
ECG Analyzer – $25,000
Transport Monitor – $40,000
IV Pumps – $6000
Spacelab Heart Monitor – $25,000
Digital x-ray plate – $40,000
On behalf of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, I invite you to make a holiday gift to the EKFH, purchase a star and light the way to help the East Kootenay Region. Please choose a facility that is close to your heart or the area of most need.
If you have any questions please feel free to call me or email me. Spread the word, donate and become a champion for health care! Together we can change lives!
With sincere appreciation,
East Kootenay Foundation for Health13 24th Ave N, Cranbrook,BC V1C 3H9