Light a Bulb Shines On – Kal’s Naan Stop Raises $6,834 for Campaign
(pictured: Dr. Curtis Mohamed, Light a Bulb Chair/Kal Sidhu/Pratab Sidhu)
It was the most successful Light a Bulb in its 30-year history. The annual Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s campaign to fund urgently-needed equipment for Vernon Jubilee Hospital has raised nearly $290,000 to purchase a new fleet of endoscopes for the Ambulatory Care Unit.
“The community rallied for Light a Bulb like we’ve never seen before,” said Lisa Westermark, Executive Director for VJH Foundation. “It’s evident the need for better health care is a priority for us all.”
Local business owner, Kal Sidhu of Kal’s Naan Stop Restaurant on 32 Avenue, helped kick off the campaign dedicating 50% of bulk samosa sales from mid-November throughout December.
“We want to thank everyone who took part in our fundraiser,” Sidhu said. “Some people bought four or five bags at a time. We had a lot of customers coming back several times, buying more. It was really nice to see the community come together to support the campaign.”
“Kal’s Samosa Fundraiser is a great example of local businesses showing their community spirit by building awareness for health care needs while taking action to help ensure those needs are met,” said Westermark.
Light a Bulb has raised more than $4.5 million through community donations to support the purchase of much-needed medical equipment and expansions for Vernon Jubilee Hospital.