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Starlite Campaign Launch

Cranbrook, BC… The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is excited to announce the launch of our 10 th annual Starlite Campaign. The EKFH Starlite campaign is our holiday fundraising drive running from Nov 1 st to Dec 31 st , where donations will help to light stars on top of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. This year’s theme is Starlite, Star bright, as the Foundation is focusing on making the wishes come true for the equipment needs in our region. The focus is to raise funds for the smaller items that make the biggest difference in health care. The goal for the
Starlite this year is $200,000.

The EKFH assists in funding the entire East Kootenay Hospital District, which encompasses 5 hospitals, 5 long term care homes, and numerous community health care centres located in Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford, Invermere, and Golden. Currently, there is a $3,000,000 gap in funding which extends through every facility in our region. The reality is that the existing resources do not cover all of the needs in the East Kootenay, resulting
in lack of up-to- date, life-changing equipment. Through generous donors, EKFH has helped fund important medical equipment, including the ICU and the permanent MRI. But there are still a number of lower-priced items that the region’s health care centres need. Examples are: the Invermere Community Care Nursing needing a temporal thermometer valued at $670.00. Or the Kimberley Primary Care Program needing a blood pressure monitor valued at $2800. Or the EK Regional Hospital needs IV pumps valued at $5000 each. The list is extensive and the Foundation needs your help. For more information on the items that are needed and the costs please call the EKFH at 1-877- 489-6481.


Donors can direct their funds to a certain community and that is where their donation will help fund the much needed equipment. Spread the word, donate and become a champion for health care in the East Kootenay! To light a large star is $5000 and a small star is $2,500. All donations of every size make a huge difference and will accumulate to light a “community star” to help us reach our goal. Together we can change lives!

To make your holiday Starlite gift please contact the EKFH office at 1-877- 489-6481 or donate online at



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