On the evening of October 1st, energetic walkers and runners, young and old, lit up the night in the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s 1st Annual Firefly 5k Walk/Run.
Runners dressed in all kinds of creative glow in the dark outfits to run the course outlined in glow sticks.
Shoppers Drug Mart’s annual Growing Women’s Health campaign kicked off last week, and will run until October 9th. Their local campaign supports the purchase of equipment that will benefit women’s health care at the Fort St. John Hospital.
When you purchased a Smile Cookie at FSJ Tim Hortons from September 12th – 18th, your full $1 went to support the FSJ Hospital Foundation! Thanks to Tim Hortons and everyone who purchased a Smile Cookie for helping to raise $5,628 towards the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation!
The FSJ Hospital Foundation Staff (Executive Director, Gord Klassen; Chief Development Officer, Jessica Kalman; and Administrative Assistant, Becky Pruden) were all smiles as they were the recipients of the Tim Hortons Smile Cookies campaign.
Thanks to Western Financial Group for their contribution to the community and their generous donation of $450 to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.
FSJ Hospital Foundation Executive Director, Gord Klassen accepted the cheque from the Western Financial Team (left to right): Roxann Daunes, Beth Bahm, Sarbjeet Lamba, Ashley Holland, Karl Carranza, Ashley Brunt, & Team Leader, Wanda Erickson
In the eyes of children, a hospital can be a scary place. It's filled with people they don't know, doing things they don't understand. There's rarely anything homey or comfortable about it, and serious conversations and strange noises can be heard throughout its institutional halls.
Kelly Ballard dealt with this challenge every time she brought her daughter, Karlee, to the Fort St. John Hospital Lab for Karlee’s blood work. It got to the point where they were travelling long distances to get this work done in a lab that was more child-friendly.
We are excited to announce that we are adding another event to our schedule this year!!
On October 1st we will have our first annual (hopefully) 5 km Glow Walk/Run.
A record of 24 teams turned up to play ball at the 5th Annual Arnie Isberg Memorial 1-Pitch Softball Tournament, June 24-26 at the Taylor Baseball Diamonds. Thanks to sponsors, volunteers, and over 200 players, this year’s tournament raised the highest amount yet, with over $19,000 for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s Cancer and Diagnostic Treatment Fund. Funds raised will be put to work purchasing equipment that will help in diagnosing, treating, and comforting patients with cancer at the Fort St. John Hospital.
Team Sumo, event organizers
The Board of Directors of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has announced that Ashley Bentley has left her position as Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation.
"The Board greatly appreciates the commitment and leadership of Ashley during the past eight years and, in thanking her for her service to the Hospital Foundation and our community, we wish her every success in her future endeavors” expressed Board Chair, Gordon Gentles.
The Board has appointed Gord Klassen as the new Executive Director, effective May 16th, 2016.
“We welcome Gord in his new capacity as Executive Director of the Foundation and look forward to continuing to work with him. We share Gord's enthusiasm for the purpose and future of the Foundation and his respect for the trust our donors have in the Hospital Foundation,” explained Gentles.
Gord Klassen, new Executive Director; Jessica Kalman, Chief Development Officer; Ashley Bentley, outgoing Executive Director; Gordon Gentles, Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Board Chair
The 17th Annual Bluey Day, held on May 28th, saw 34 participants shave their head in support of local cancer patients. With help from generous donors, these participants were able to raise over $65,000 for the purchase of medical equipment that will assist in diagnosing and treating cancer patients at the Fort St. John Hospital. Donations are still trickling in.
Connal Cameron takes a glance at his new look.
The Order of the Eastern Star Alcan Chapter #91 donated $2,800 to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation last month to purchase Doppler fetal heart rate monitors for the Birthing Centre. The Order of the Eastern Star has been a generous supporter of the Foundation since 1998, donating approximately $39,500 since then.
Member Nicole Reid presents the Foundation’s development coordinator, Jill Earl, with the donation.
The 8th annual Have a Heart Charity Poker Tournament, hosted by 101.5FM The Bear and Chances Gaming Centre, raised $1,680 for the Foundation. This along with the funds raised at the Have a Heart Radiothon, and Chances donation of $7,010.35 has enabled the Foundation to purchase a Vein Viewer!!
Required: Executive Director of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation
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