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Savour the Okanagan Helps Tower of Care Campaign
Aug

28

2015

Savour the Okanagan Helps Tower of Care Campaign

The 2nd Annual Savour the Okanagan raised $2,415 for Tower of Care, Phase 2! More than 100 guests and nearly 30 vendors filled the Prestige Ballroom to enjoy an evening of exquisite wine and beverages, and a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres, canapés and desserts. Guests also enjoyed a silent auction and live music by Steve Todd! Proceeds of the event will benefit the VJH…

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JCI Vernon Raises Funds for Tower of Care
Jul

23

2015

JCI Vernon Raises Funds for Tower of Care

The JCI Annual Hospital Gala raised $22,920 to benefit phase II of the Tower of Care Campaign to equip and furnish the top two floors of Polson Tower.  The sold-out event, “A Night in Paris,” took place April 18th at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

CuddleCots Coming to VJH
Jul

17

2015

CuddleCots Coming to VJH

Special thanks to Kristin Esmail & Darcy Smith who visited the Foundation office today with a donation of $3,563 to Women’s & Children’s Health Services at VJH. The funds will purchase a CuddleCot and bassinet to help families through the tragedy of infant loss.

Knights of Pythias & Pythian Sisters Donate $10,000 to Tower of Care
Jun

25

2015

Knights of Pythias & Pythian Sisters Donate $10,000 to Tower of Care

Photo: Patricia Kropp, Edna Kuhn, Gay Rutherford, Debbie Edmunds, Joanne Kineshanko (VJH Foundation), Bill Kropp, Fred Wernicke, Tony Kuhn A $10,000 bequest to Knights of Pythias & Pythian Sisters from a 35-year member of the Knights of Pythias, Coldstream Lodge #18 will benefit the VJH Foundation’s Tower of Care Campaign.  The funds will be designated to a Quiet Room named in memory of Keith Kennedy….

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Do it For Dad Raises More Than $29,000 to Fight Prostate Cancer
Jun

21

2015

Do it For Dad Raises More Than $29,000 to Fight Prostate Cancer

The 16th Annual Do It For Dad Run & Walk presented by Interior Savings was a great success raising $29,129 for prostate cancer treatment and awareness in the North Okanagan. Event organizers, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and the Vernon Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the 16th Annual DO IT FOR DAD…

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George with Gracie
Jun

19

2015

George Wright’s Fight Against Prostate Cancer

How many times have you found yourself uttering that familiar lament, ‘If I knew then what I know now?’ For George Wright, it has been a haunting refrain for the past two years. When the Edmonton firefighter retired to Vernon in 2005 at age 55, he looked forward to an active lifestyle in the sunny Okanagan.  Like many men, prostate testing was the last thing…

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TELUS Day of Giving
Jun

11

2015

TELUS Day of Giving

Telus is celebrating 10 years of making a difference in communities across Canada through its TELUS Day of Giving program.  This year, Vernon Jubilee Hospital was fortunate to be selected as a TELUS partner to upgrade the outdoor space for patients in the Psychiatry department. TELUS volunteers provided labour, while VJH Foundation provided funding for supplies.  The project, which took place May 30, included painting…

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NHLPA Community Celebration to be held at Kalamalka Beach July 10
Jun

5

2015

NHLPA Community Celebration to be held at Kalamalka Beach July 10

(media release from The City of Vernon) VERNON (June 5, 2015) – The City of Vernon, in partnership with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), Predator Ridge Resort and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJHF), announced on Friday that NHLPA members will be participating in the NHLPA Community Celebration, a community event and VJHF fundraiser at Kalamalka Beach on July 10 from 10 a.m. until…

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VJH Foundation Charity Classic Nets $1,000,000 in 6 Years
May

27

2015

VJH Foundation Charity Classic Nets $1,000,000 in 6 Years

Despite the rain and wind that forced the calling of the 6th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by TELUS May 24 at Predator Ridge Resort, 132 golfers and the event sponsors made this year an overwhelming success. $242,100.00 net was raised for the completion of the top two floors at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Back in 2010 it was then Chairperson, Val Harrison’s dream to…

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Interior Savings Supports 16th Annual ‘Do It For Dad’ Run & Walk to Fight Prostate Cancer
May

15

2015

Interior Savings Supports 16th Annual ‘Do It For Dad’ Run & Walk to Fight Prostate Cancer

Interior Savings has once again offered its generous support for the 16th Annual Do It For Dad Run/Walk to fight prostate cancer in the North Okanagan. The annual event, organized by the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and the Vernon Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group will take place Father’s Day, June 21st at Coldstream Ranch. “At Interior Savings, we invest in programs that improve the…

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SUN FM Have a Heart Radiothon Raises a Record $62,000
May

15

2015

SUN FM Have a Heart Radiothon Raises a Record $62,000

Sun FM’s 12th annual “Have a Heart Radiothon” raised a record $62,000! From 6 am to 6 pm on April 30th, Brian Martin and Betty Selin broadcasted live from Village Green Centre, while individuals, businesses and community groups rose to the challenge, donating funds and event proceeds to support our kids at VJH. The day began with a great start, having raised $12,600 from local…

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