On May 26, a Global TV film crew from Prince George came to Vanderhoof to film the cheque presentation of the Vanderhoof Community for Kids (CFK) to BC Children’s Hospital. Each year Vanderhoof CFK puts on several events to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital, as well as our local St. John Hospital.
This year was an exceptional year, and the community raised $62,502.72 for BC Children’s Hospital, and another $11,856.11 for St. John Hospital. That calculates to a per capita donation of roughly $15 per person in our community!
The organizers of Vanderhoof CFK would like to thank the many volunteers and sponsors, as well as all the individuals and businesses who donated money this year.
The film crew also filmed personal interviews of three (of the over 50) families from Vanderhoof who used the hospital in the past year.
Chantelle and Steve Wiebe with baby Alexis, Nash Cullum and his mom Debbie, and Ethan Floris with his dad Marty all spoke about their experiences at the hospital and why BC Children’s Hospital is so important for them as well as other families in Vanderhoof and around the province.
The cheque presentation and interviews were aired during the Miracle Weekend Telethon on June 2-3 on Global TV.
Vanderhoof CFK is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers that fundraise in our community for BC Children’s Hospital and St. John Hospital. Started 20 years ago by sister-in-laws Jean and Chris Moutray, Vanderhoof CFK has been working hard to spread the awareness about the importance of BC Children’s Hospital for sick and injured children from Vanderhoof and the whole province. Two years ago Michelle Roberge and Corleen McNolty took over the lead roles for the Vanderhoof CFK.
If you would like get more information about Vanderhoof CFK, or are a BC Children’s Hospital family and would like to share your story, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-567-6930 or 250-567-5272.