FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has received a donation from David Smith, owner of Smith Fuel Services.

The $5,000 donation was a matched donation from September when a donation of $5,000 was made by Smith’s father in memory of his mother, Patricia Smith, who passed from cancer earlier in the year.

The initial donation was designated for the Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.

Smith met with the FSJHF staff, shared a bit of his story, along with that of his parents, and how Smith Fuel Services was celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.

“This community is unbelievable, and I do well because of the people in this community, so who am I supposed to give back to? The people of this community. What we can generate here from businesses and community-minded people is exponential,” says Smith.

For information about ways to support the FSJHF, contact Brittany Christon at 250-263-2497.