Today Levi and I are down at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia for Spirit Day ! The goal for Spirit Day this year is to raise $50,000 by 6pm tonight. At 6pm we will be live on the news to tally the results raised today. So far we are over $12,000 dollars and that was around 10:30am. We are live on location at UHNBC so please come down and visit with us. As always we have SunRype snacks and refreshments for you along with free CD’s and key chains.
We also are having a give away! So the First child to come in dressed in Motocross Gear gets a family VIP weekend pass for next weekends Rockstar Motocross event!
By the Hospital raising this money they are able to purchase new cardiac equipment allowing to reduce wait times and wait lists will be reduced through an increased number of ECHO tests. By these new advancements we are able to stay current with new technology as well give the best possible results. Shirley bond was here earlier this morning and she was calling all her friends to inform them about Spirit Day today and roughly $800 was raised by them early this morning. I want to give a big shout out to everyone who has donated as well as to our local politicians and RBC for contributing not only donations but also donating teddy bears to the kids in pediatrics.
Hannah Tiede is here live on location. She has interviewed the CEO of the Spirit of the North Foundation and that is live at 12pm. Hannah is going to be hanging out here till 6pm today with us as well. At 5pm Hannah will be interviewing a Doctor here in the hospital, and he specializes in cardiac car so be sure to tune in at 5pm to see this interview live on location!
If you are not able to come to the hospital to donate then no worries because you can call 250-565-2800 and give a donations over the phone.
SO this just in!! PG Motors has just arrived to the hospital with a giant cheque of $8000 to donate ! Wow that impressive!
We are currently at a tally of $24,000 and its not even 1 o’clock yet, I have a hunch that we are going to pass $50,000 today before 6pm. Huge thank you once again to everyone who has donated so far! We are at the University Hospital of Northern BC until 6pm so come on down and if you cant make it down here before 6pm or you just want to have a relaxing day and stay in your bed binge watching TV series then you can make a phone call to 250-565-2800 to make a donation! Every bit helps:)
Hannah has just got back to the hospital and she will be doing a live interview here at the UHNBC. Dave Branco is also here and if you check out the Funchaser Instagram story you will see Levi and Dave taking a selfie BUT then Dave is taking a selfie of the selfie, and to add to that I took a video of them taking the selfies lol then I took a selfie. So its been all about the selfies the last 15 minutes here…
I must say that this Job really opens my eyes to how generous our community is. Every fundraising event is just loads of fun and defiantly a day to remember. Today has been my first time joining in for Spirit Day at the University Hospital of Northern BC and currently it is 3:00 o’clock and the donation tally is now at $37,500. I got the opportunity to speak with Colleen who is the board-chair director, and while chatting she covered some really valuable points as to why $50,000 is needed to be raised today. With this new equipment in place at our Northern hospital patients in cardiac care will be able to get the care needed a lot faster, cutting down the wait list. Along with being able to diagnose patients faster, patients will also be able to seek attention to their illness a lot faster getting the proper treatment in time. Hannah Tiede was also able to interview a patient today who has been living with cardiac issues and as she was talking I couldn’t stop listening. I was so intrigued by her story as to why she believed this fundraiser was important. While being working full time and having a boyfriend in school, this patient had to travel to Vancouver by herself to seek medical care because the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia doesn’t have the proper machine to help her. She had to not only take time away from work without pay but also had to deal with travel expenses and the worries of having to go alone since her boyfriend couldn’t miss school. This put a strain on the patient, not only was she having to worry about her medical care but now she had to also worry about expenses and how to make ends meet. Just imagine having the stress of a cardiac issue, in the patients case her heart would stop, so that is pretty scary… I don’t know about you but I know I would be stressed out if I had heart issues and had to travel to Vancouver alone. As she continued with her story I started to think of how many people are affected by health issues that I wasn’t even aware of and it could happen to anyone. I personally had a blood clot in my lung when I was seventeen from birth control so I am very aware of the process of this health issue, Levi had scoliosis correctional surgery when she was fourteen and she could tell you about the process. But until we are affected by a health issue or someone close to us is then we realize what nasty illnesses are out there and the ranges of specific care each patient needs. Today has defiantly made me realize that every bit helps. If we raise enough money for the cardiac equipment then patients no longer need to stress about traveling to Vancouver. Instead they can be cared for here at the UHNBC and recover in the comforts of their home with family close to care for them. We are such a close community and we have already made such a difference in the Cardiac care by donating today.
If you want to come down and visit we are giving away CDs , keychains , and snacks
-Prize Girl Ana