Hospital Foundation asking residents to 'Be an Angel'


Photo: Acting Mayor Don Irwin hands Ashley Bentley (right) and Janice Isberg (left) the proclamation on Monday night – Chirstine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

 

 

 

The 13th annual ‘Be an Angel Campaign’ kicks off next week.

To celebrate, Fort St. John City Council proclaimed November as Fort St. John Hospital Foundation month.

The Angel Campaign begins on November 1st with a community gala. Fund Development Officer Ashley Bentley says the money goes toward its Visiting Specialist Campaign, which brings nine different specialists to the community.

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The funds will allow the foundation to purchase new equipment for specialists, in hopes of attracting more specialists to the area.

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More than 5,100 residents use a specialist at least once a year, 1,800 of which need the service of an ophthalmologist.

Gala invitations can be picked up at any financial institution, and will be mailed out to more than 8,000 community members.

The Be An Angel Campaign ends at 5:30 on December 1st, with a tree light-up at the local Hospital.