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Thursday April 22, 2021

World-Class Health Care at Home

Every day in communities across the southern interior of British Columbia, thousands of family’s lives are impacted by the need for urgent or specialized medical care at Kelowna General Hospital. In these moments, access to world-class, state-of-the-art medical facilities and the highest quality patient care is the difference – a promise of hope, relief and comfort in the face of the unknown.

Beyond simply fixing what is broken, curing what is sick, or healing what is wounded, your support is what makes excellence in regional health care possible – for you, your loved ones, and for all who call the southern interior of B.C. home.  Philanthropy is the vital link that enables us to build new facilities, acquire state-of-the-art equipment, fund innovative technologies and, ultimately, keep patients closer to home for advanced medical procedures.

The future of health care is being built by people like you. And we can help.

BUILDING EXCELLENCE IN REGIONAL STROKE CARE

Funding the future of stroke care in the southern interior region. Every year, stroke devastates the lives of thousands of families in our region. The KGH Foundation has committed to raising $8 million to support a plan that will radically advance stroke care. The comprehensive plan promises to touch ALL stages of the stroke care continuum, from onset to rehabilitation, research and prevention. Every Moment Matters. 

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FROM THE FOUNDATION UP

Kelowna General Hospital began as a modest, 19-room community hospital back in 1908, funded by a small group of generous citizens and a donation of land by the Kelowna Land & Orchard (KLO) company.  In the decades since, KGH has grown into a world-class teaching hospital and lead referral centre for over one million men, women and children from across the interior of B.C.

For over four decades donors have trusted the KGH Foundation to provide a vital bridge between them and our partners in regional health care. Together, we are laying the foundations for better health care.

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CURRENT PRIORITIES

Addressing the Unique Needs of Interior Patients & Families

Working together with our partners in health care, learn how our priorities are specifically addressing both urgent needs and long-term goals to support world-class care in our region.

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WAYS TO GIVE

From general donations, corporate donations and planned giving to volunteering and running your own fundraiser, there are so many ways to get involved.

Discover the ways you can give to support advancing health care in our region.

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We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give.

STORY

HALEY & DAVE

For 46-year-old Dave Opperman and his wife, Haley Walker, the three words “Every Moment Matters” have taken on new meaning.

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STORY

FOUNDATIONS

Read our Winter 2021 Newsletter: Future of stroke, celebrate JoeAnna’s House’s and discover the state-of-the-art equipment acquisition that will change orthopedic surgery

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NEWS

STRIDE & GLIDE

The first annual Stride & Glide for KGH raised over $49,000. Big thanks to all participants, fundraisers and donors for raising well above the $20,000 goal.

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EVENT

DAY OF GIVING

Thursday April 22, 6am-6pm. Tune in to your favourite Bell Radio Stations to learn more about how your gifts can help advance stroke care in our region.

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“People always ask why, but maybe they should ask why not! You get to work with the nicest people, for the nicest people. It’s the best kind of job satisfaction you’ll ever find.”

“I am inspired by how selfless people are – caring for others who they have never met and whose story they may never know.  But yet they give generously to make the situation of others better.  I have so much respect for those who act to make the world a better place.  In the end it’s all that matters.”