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Over 15,000 Reasons to Smile
Oct

7

2021

Over 15,000 Reasons to Smile

“We are incredibly grateful to once again be the beneficiaries of such generosity,” stated Kate McBrearty, Executive Director of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “The Currie family and the team at Tim Hortons have been supporting the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation since 2003, with close to $400,000 from these iconic cookies being raised to benefit healthcare in our community. A huge thank you goes out…

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Radiothon Raises Over $92,000
Jun

9

2021

Radiothon Raises Over $92,000

Support from the community went well beyond expectation for the 18th Annual Have a Heart Radiothon. On May 27th the Pure Country 105.7 team broadcast live from the studio to raise funds for the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Department at VJH and our North Okanagan residents and businesses responded to the call for donations. Over $92,000 was raised for the purchase of equipment essential…

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Drive Thru and Donate to the Have a Heart Radiothon
May

25

2021

Drive Thru and Donate to the Have a Heart Radiothon

This Thursday May 27th join the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and Pure Country 105.7 for its 18th Annual Have a Heart Radiothon. Tune in and listen as the community comes together for 12 hours to raise funds for Women’s and Children’s Health Services (WCHS) at VJH. Pure Country 105.7 radio personalities Turner Gentry and Jess Mattia will be on-air throughout the day speaking to community…

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Radiothon Continues to Support VJH Women’s and Children’s Department
May

4

2021

Radiothon Continues to Support VJH Women’s and Children’s Department

For 18 years the Have a Heart Radiothon has supported the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. This year’s 12-hour day of raising funds to support the purchase of priority equipment for newborn babies and their moms will once again be held virtually on May 27th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pure Country 105.7 radio personalities Turner Gentry and Jess…

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Move4Mom Run To Support McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre
Apr

16

2021

Move4Mom Run To Support McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre

Cancer touches the lives of everyone around us in many ways. For Oliver Stankiewicz, losing his mother to uterine cancer last year inspired him to honour her memory and give back to his community in a unique way. Stankiewicz created the MOVE4MOM RUN, a virtual fundraising event that is open to people of all ages and abilities, to raise money for the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre…

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Job Posting: Campaign & Development Coordinator
Apr

6

2021

Job Posting: Campaign & Development Coordinator

Full-time position Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJHF) is committed to inspiring donors and building meaningful relationships to support VJHF and our community’s health care needs, both now and into the future. The Foundation is in the early stages of a capital campaign for the Hospital. It is anticipated that we will embark on back-to-back campaigns in the coming years, to meet the growing needs of…

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Starlight Brightens Stays for Young Patients at VJH
Mar

2

2021

Starlight Brightens Stays for Young Patients at VJH

No matter how old you are, a visit to the hospital can be stressful. However, thanks to the Starlight Children’s Foundation Comfort Kits, some of the smallest patients at Vernon Jubilee Hospital have a new reason to smile during their stay. Designed for children— from infant through to toddler—Starlight Comfort Kits have been distributed in various departments at the hospital, offering entertainment and distraction for…

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Life Saving Equipment for All Local Ambulances
Feb

25

2021

Life Saving Equipment for All Local Ambulances

For critical heart attacks, the quickest response is the best. The faster a patient can access the right medical care, the better the projected outcome. Soon, in our region, as part of a ground breaking pilot project between Interior Health and the BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), every single ambulance in proximity to a heart cath lab will be equipped with the devices required to…

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VJH Foundation seeking EOI for web re-design
Feb

24

2021

VJH Foundation seeking EOI for web re-design

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJHF) requires a complete re-development and re-design of our current website,  vjhfoundation.org.  As such, we are reaching out to businesses and inviting them to respond to the attached expression of interest for this project.  If you would like to apply, please provide your submission by March 15, 2021 and adhere to the timeframes and guidelines outlined in the attached PDF document.  We…

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Light a Bulb Campaign Achieves Record Goal
Jan

26

2021

Light a Bulb Campaign Achieves Record Goal

In a year where so many things were uncertain, one thing remained unchanged: the generosity of our community and its commitment to supporting excellence in healthcare. The VJH Foundation is thrilled to announce that the annual Light a Bulb campaign raised more than $340,000 during their 2020 holiday campaign. “Our supporters and North Okanagan residents ¬¬never cease to amaze me in their devotion to healthcare…

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White Heart Beats for Essential Workers
Jan

4

2021

White Heart Beats for Essential Workers

The glowing white heart on the roof of the hospital has become a symbol of hope and inspiration for many North Okanagan residents since the early days of the pandemic. And now, as we embark on a new year, it brings a new feature that is sure to bring joy – the heart is now slowly pulsing and beating. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJHF)…

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Desert Cove Recycling Program Helps Light Bulbs at VJH
Dec

15

2020

Desert Cove Recycling Program Helps Light Bulbs at VJH

The spirit of giving was evident recently when the residents of Desert Cove showed the value of collecting, sorting, and donating recyclable containers, presenting a gift of over $3,410 to the VJH Foundation Light a Bulb Campaign. The Desert Cove Homeowners Association (DCHA) members have a long history of giving to the Foundation, who for more than ten years have honoured the memories of residents…

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