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South Cariboo Health Foundation One Third Of The Way To Their Fundraising Goal

This year’s Starry Night Fundraiser goal is the biggest the South Cariboo Health Foundation has ever set.

Brenda Devine, Public Relations and Fundraiser, said they’re hoping to raise 1 hundred thousand dollars for two projects for the 100 Mile District General Hospital.

The Foundation wants to upgrade the Wound Care Clinic which Devine says anywhere from 3 to 4 hundred patients are treated a month.

The other is to buy equipment called Vacuum Assisted Closure or VAC.

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“This applies to a wound, there’s a hose that’s a part of this piece of equipment that sucks a lot of the impurities and the extra air pressure around that wound enabling it to heal a little bit faster. We’re asking for three of those and each is $23,000 but they are an important part of this fundraiser.”

Devine noted that this year’s fundraising goal is going to be a little more ambitious than the Foundation has done in the past and she thinks they’ll be fine.

Over the past 19 years, the Annual Starry Nights campaign has raised 5 million dollars for the 100 Mile District General Hospital which has equipped them with a bus, done renovations, upgrades to the Emergency Department, and purchased big pieces of equipment in the 40 to 50 thousand dollar range.

Devine added that fundraising for Starry Nights will continue until January 23rd and right now they’ve raised just over a third of that 1-hundred thousand dollar target.

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