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Monday, March 14, 2011

Go Canucks Go!!!

From the Vancouver Sun newspaper~
The Canucks and the team's charitable arm, Cancuks For Kids Fund, will Monday announce a $5-million donation to BC Children's Hospital and diabetes research, the largest single gift in the fund's 25 year history.

BC Children's Hospital said $2million will go toward diabetes research and $3 million will go to the Campaign for BC Children, a fundraiser launched in April 2008 to raise money to rebuild the hospital into one of the world's leading pediatric care and research centres.

So far, British Columbians have contributed more than $128 million toward the $200 million campaign. The province will provide $300 million to complete the estimated $500 million-plus project.

The new hospital will include a pediatric intensive care unit, emergency department, diagnostic and imaging facilities, operating rooms and other Acute care areas.

Child development and rehabilitation services at the Sunny Hill Health Centre in east Vancouver will be relocated to BC Children's.

"We are absolutely delighted" said Don Lindsay, president of Teck Cominco Inc. and chair of the Campaign for BC Children, on Sunday.

"The Canucks are a huge profile with loyal fans and alot of people watch what they are doing. It will probably inspire others to make gifts as well."

He said the first phase of the new hospital is already underway after the provincial government pledged $90 million last September to get the project off the ground.

"By supporting the construction of a new BC Children's Hospital and diabetes research, the Canucks for Kids Fund is ensuring generations of B.C. children will receive the very best medical care and (attack) the roots of what has become a childhood epidemic."

The $2 million for diabetes research will go to the laboratory at the Child and Family Research Institute. The team includes scientists studying the causes of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children and working to develop new treatments to prevent or cure the disease.

"We feel fortunate to be able to support BC Children's Hospital with this gift," said Victor de Bonis, vice-president of the Canucks for Kids Fund board. "This gift is our opportunity to give back to a community that has given us so much."

Last year hockey stars Daniel & Henrik Sedin donated $1.5 million to BC Children's Hospital.

Other significant donors include Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, a children's charity that donated $4 million and an anonymous donor who gave $5 million.

The top corporate donors are Teck Resources at $25 million and Overwaitea Food Group with $20 million.

In 2010, more than 78,000 children were treated at Children's Hospital. Also last year, the BC Children's Hospital Foundation received donations from more than 120,000 people and had revenues of more than $56.4 million.

The Canucks for Kids Fund, with help from community donations, built the first Canuck Place children's Hospice, a care home for children with life-threatening illnesses. Since Canuck Place opened in 1995, the charity has granted more than $23 million in support of Canuck Place.

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