Just for the Health of It helps hospital

Central GM participated in a big way this spring to raise money for the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) to make another donation to health care in the community.

SCHF public relations fundraising co-ordinator Brenda Devine says the Just for the Health of It fundraising campaign raised about $5,300 for the SCHF through the generosity of Central GM owner Tom Bachynski, with the community’s support.  Continue reading Just for the Health of It helps hospital

Hospital gains important intubator

The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) spring 2016 fundraisers helped the 100 Mile District General Hospital gain an important intubator.

Fundraising co-ordinator Brenda Devine says the GlideScope was purchased with about $26,000 raised by the SCHF in its spring fundraisers, including its “Just for the Health of It” campaign.

The idea was put forward to Central GM owner Tom Bachinsky, who was “very good about” going along with their plan, she explains.

“I asked him if he wouldn’t mind giving us some of the money out of his sales of his cars and his trucks for the month [of April 2016], and he was quite good about doing that.”

Devine says that raised about $6,000 including “top-up” dollars from Bachynski himself, and the rest came from other 2016 fundraising and donations.

Hospital chief of staff Dr. Gordon Hutchinson says when SCHF heard he was going down to take a medical airway management course at the annual St. Paul’s Emergency Medicine Update Conference in Whistler, the SCHF asked him if he would choose the appropriate video laryngoscope for the hospital.

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“Just for the health of it” campaign raises $6,000

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Wearing one of his familiar hats, South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) chair Chris Nickless accepted a $6,000 cheque from Central GM dealer principal Tom Bachynski, front right. Central GM raised the money during April with its “Just for the Health of It” campaign for the purchase of a Glidescope, with the dealership topping off the funds raised. Standing with Nickless and Bachynski are Central GM staff and SCHF directors.


100 Mile Free Press

Starry Nights campaign a huge success.

Barbara Roden

Free Press

The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s (SCHF) Starry Nights fundraiser, which began in November and ran until the end of January, was an overwhelming success, says SCHF public relations director Brenda Devine.

The group’s goal had been to raise $20,000 for an electric imaging trauma stretcher. When the funds were totalled up, Devine says more than $50,000 had been raised – more than double last year’s amount.

We did extremely well; the campaign was very successful. We had a lot more donors than last year and a lot of new donors.” Continue reading Starry Nights campaign a huge success.

Lion Hearted Contribution

(From the free press. April 17, 2015)

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Lion hearted contribution

Highway 24-Interlakes Lions Club vice president Harv Allen, centre, presented a $1000 cheque to South Cariboo Health Foundation chair Mary Shennum and directors Ralph Fossum, left, Konrad Schmidt-Meil and Chris Nickless at the 100 Mile District General Hospital on April 17.

Foundation provides funding for new consultation room

( from “The Pulse, News from the South Cariboo Health Foundation.”  spring 2015)

spring2015The 100 Mile and District Hospital has a new chemotherapy consultation room, thanks to the fundraising from the South Cariboo Health Foundation.

Dr. Gordon Hutchinson, the hospital’s general practitioner for oncology, says he is “absolutely pleased about this. A great and noticeable improvement appreciated by patients and families.”

It facilitates a more comfortable delivery of his cancer consultation services. “It was a cubby hole. You couldn’t ger more than one family member inside and there was a lack of privacy.”

The cost of $15,400 was shared by the SCHF and Cariboo-Regional district.