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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.

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HELP MAKE MIRACLES POSSIBLE

It’s a special time of year. At KGH, it’s a time when we are reminded that for some, uncertainty rings. The birth of a baby too soon. A serious injury – perhaps a fall on the ski hill or a simple misstep on a slippery sidewalk. Or, a diagnosis with the potential to change everything.

It wasn’t supposed to go like this.

A gift to support Kelowna General Hospital does more than just help fix what is broken, cure what is sick or heal what is wounded. The miracles made possible lie in the gifts we cannot touch. Our plans and futures.

In this season of giving, please consider a gift to the KGH Foundation. Your gift will address the most urgent needs in our hospital and advance medical care right here at home.

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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.

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KIWANIS GRANTS

The Kiwanis legacy of supporting the health and well-being of local youth continues, with over $185,000 in community grants to be awarded in 2021.

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STORY

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IMPACT REPORT

Read our 2020/2021 Impact Report: See how your gifts impacted health care in our region.

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EVENTS

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STRIDE & GLIDE

The second annual Stride & Glide in support of cardiac care is coming up this February! Last year the event raised over $50,000!

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JACKPOT FOR JOEANNA’S HOUSE

Kootenay Rotary Clubs call BINGO to the tune of $50,000.

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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.”

In Canada, I think we take our health care for granted. We don’t have a clue what anything costs. But every appointment and procedure has a price tag. We have always contributed to the hospital in a small way. However, after my emergency heart surgery and hospital stay, it seemed even more important. We want to contribute to the ongoing excellence of treatment and care at KGH.”