When a seemingly healthy, vibrant employee is suddenly struck by critical illness, for a tight knit local business group it can be the spark to initiate a fundraising campaign to give back to the community in a meaningful way.

Such was the case for Kelowna’s Johnston Auto Group BMW.  General Manager, Gord Hayes, recently presented the KGH Foundation with a gift of $15,000. The donation was inspired by one of their own, and will go toward the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment and patient care items for the cardiac program at Kelowna General Hospital.