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South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) chair Chris Nickless, far right, accept a $2,500 cheque from Big Country Shrine Club president Glen Clancy. The Shrine Club raised the money at its recent annual dinner and auction. SCHF directors and Shrine club members looked on at the cheque presentation.

“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.


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South Cariboo Aquatic Society Donates $2,884.71

Aquatic Society_ (3)South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) fundraiser and PR director Brenda Devine, second right, received $2,884.71 on May 10 from South Cariboo Aquatic Society members Jim Gellein, left, Lori Fry, John Code, Jeanette Gellein and Sue Code, far right. The donation went towards the purchase of a Glidescope for 100 Mile District General Hospital. A Glidescope is a video laryngoscope used by emergency and critical care physicians to insert tubes in patients who are awake.


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Shennum taking a step down

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At the South Cariboo Health Foundation AGM on April 28, Chuck Shaw-McLaren, front left, Mary Shennum and Barb Tymchuk; and Burdick Smith, back left, Meg Griffiths, Brenda Devine, and Kate Adams posed for a cake-cutting celebration. Shennum received a gift certificate to thank her for her dedication and work during the past several years.
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For the past five of at least eight years, Mary Shennum has chaired the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF), and at the April 28 annual general meeting, she stepped down to vice-chair.

Starry Nights campaign a huge success.

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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.

Urology services back in 100 Mile House

New urology outreach services launched for local hospital

100 Mile House is receiving urology services again thanks to a group of local residents and politicians being persistent in their advocacy for patients in the South Cariboo.

Interior Health (IH) announced the return of the service on Oct. 15, noting urologists from Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops are travelling to 100 Mile District General Hospital to provide urology services.

Interior Health acknowledged the commitment of urologists from [RIH] and the contributions of the South Cariboo Health Foundation [SCHF] and Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District, allowed IH to launch an innovative outreach program that will allow patients of the Cariboo region to access urology care closer to home. Continue reading Urology services back in 100 Mile House

Studio 2 Studio 3 raises close to $1,000

Local artists Cindy Wickingstad, left, Neil Pinkett and Amy Cadrin displayed their work outside on Kitwanga Drive in 108 Mile Ranch as one of seven stops on the Studio 2 Studio 3 Self-Guided Art Tour on Sept. 12. The annual event raised funds for the South Cariboo Health Foundation.

Studio 2 Studio 3_Studio 2 Studio 3 raises close to $1,000
An event simultaneously benefitting local artists and health care had another successful run this year.
The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) presented its annual Studio 2 Studio 3 Self-Guided Art
Tour on Sept. 12, during which about a dozen artists displayed their work at seven locations around 108 Mile Ranch.

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RBC donates 25k to health foundation

Funds going toward urology services in 100 Mile House

web RBC donation to SCHF_ copyThe South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) received a sizable donation from the Royal Bank of Canada to mark the bank’s milestone 50th anniversary in 100 Mile House.

The $25,000 donation from the RBC Foundation was given to the SCHF for many reasons, explains local RBC community manager Scott Saito.

“RBC is committed to supporting communities where we work and live. Our support of hospitals through our branch anniversary program is about celebrating the history of the community and the community members.

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