EKFH’s 7th Annual Starlite Campaign

Submitted by EKFH on 19-11-2014

Cranbrook, BC… The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others… (TheDailyQuotes.com).

EKFH’s signature holiday fundraiser, the Starlite Campaign, is preparing for the annual lighting of stars atop the roofline of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. The tradition of lighting large stars (17 in total) at every $5,000 interval has been a glorious way to highlight the generosity of donors and makes a significant impact for funding medical equipment and/or patient comforts at hospitals and health care sites in the region.

This is the 7th year for the campaign and one that EKFH hopes will set a new record in gift giving for health care. For 2014 the foundation will be adding smaller stars to further recognize generous donations and to expand the beauty the Starlite Campaign brings to the regional hospital.

Last year the EKRH Starmakers erected a surprise extra-large star on the highest roof point at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. On November 28 that Star and stars for Eagles Nest RV Resort (Judy’s Star) and the BMO (Bank of Montreal) will light up to signify the start of the annual campaign.

EKFH and its Starlite Campaign are inviting the public to consider making a “regionally focused” donation to assist in funding equipment for the new 6-bed ICU currently under construction at EKRH. The ICU fundraiser is a 17-month capital campaign with a $1 million fundraising goal. The Starlite Campaign is an annual holiday program (2 months) that the foundation hopes wills kick-start the ICU capital campaign with some very meaningful leadership gifts.

“It’s not too often a foundation has to combine fundraising campaigns (annual and capital) together but being as unique as we are in the East Kootenay, Starlite and the ICU working in conjunction makes this holiday giving season even more meaningful,” explains EKFH’s Donna Grainger.

A gift to healthcare helps light the path for others. Whether it is your wish to support your local community or bring the best in Intensive Care to the regional hospital, a gift to the Starlite Campaign truly benefits the quality of care for you, your friends and family.

Donations can be made at your local hospital or healthcare facility, through Canada Post – EKFH, 13 24th Ave N, Cranbrook, BC or on-line: www.ekfh.ca. For more information or to schedule a presentation about the Starlite or ICU campaigns contact Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director at 1-877-489-6481 or email: donna.grainger@interiorhealth.ca.

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