BC Children's Hospital Campaign

March 1st, 2017 | in Philanthropic Initiatives
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Fruiticana begins campaign to purchase much-needed equipment for BC Children’s Hospital

During the month of March, all Fruiticana locations in BC will be collecting donations to help BC Children’s Hospital purchase a much-needed Anesthesia Monitor.

Anesthesia monitors, which are attached to anesthesia machines, help to control and manage the delivery of drugs and ventilation to ensure a patient breathes properly.

“For our campaign this year, we wanted to help BC Children’s Hospital address a specific need”, says Tony Singh, President and CEO of Fruiticana. “So, when the Hospital Foundation approached us and I learned how this Anesthesia Monitor will help such young children, we were fully committed.”

“We are profoundly grateful for Fruiticana’s commitment to the health of children across BC,” says Teri Nicholas, President and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “By displaying vital information during surgery, the new Anesthesia monitor will ensure we continue to deliver the best possible care.”

The new Anesthesia Monitor will enhance patient safety during surgeries at BC Children’s Hospital, as children’s vital signs will be better monitored and managed.  Furthermore, the new monitors will result in fewer complications and better surgical outcomes for children as surgical teams can respond more quickly to any change in the child’s condition. 

BC Children’s Hospital sees over 86,000 patients of which over 12,000 are from the Surrey and Abbotsford areas.  Also, over 9,000 surgeries were performed on children with potentially life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

The goal for this month’s campaign is to raise $50,000 for the new Anesthesia Monitor.  Anyone visiting a Fruiticana location this month can donate to this very important cause.  Last year, Fruiticana customers and staff raised over $40,000 for BC Children’s Hospital.