The ladies took time from behind their desks and bank counter, a sweet break in their busy schedules, to flip burgers and barbeque hot dogs. All proceeds benefited the Stollery Children’s Health Foundation.
“We raised $867,” said CIBC staff, Danielle Marinus.
Mother Nature provided blue skies and sunshine, as all ages enjoyed lunch by the picnic tables set up or headed back home or to work after supporting the event.
The CIBC bank has hosted the popular fundraiser for 12 strong years.
Local residents Greg and Chrisie Rector realize the value of the Children Hospital, as their 15 year old son Russel spent time at the world class facility. Two years ago Russel suffered a stroke.
“For any sick child and their families, that is the place to be. They have the best staff; patient, kind, informative and were always reassuring with every step we faced. Whenever I have heard of people from our little town going through stuff, especially like Cayley, I felt relieved they are at the U of A.” – said Chrisie.
The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. Funding supports children’s health through equipment, education, research, and special services.
At the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, they want to ensure every child has access to the very best healthcare available.
“I guess they have really installed in me their ability to take care of our kids and their families when they need it most. Sometimes we as parents feel we over react and don’t want to feel stupid about being protective of our kids.
They never made us feel we ever over reacted with anything that has come up, they made us feel very capable. I would say to anyone wanting to donate to a worthy institution… this is a good one!” – Chrisie Rector.
Did You Know? (Source: http://www.stollerykids.com/)
The Stollery has the largest catchment area of any children’s hospital in Canada, representing 1.7 million children. Children from across Canada come to the Stollery for help; the primary areas being Alberta, northern BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon.
The Stollery Children’s Hospital is the major hard organ transplantation centre for Western Canada and is the primary acute care facility for all of central and northern Alberta, and other parts of western and northern Canada.
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