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

Heather Nelson

Free Press

mary shennum  cake

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.
 (Chris Nickless Photo )


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.

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.

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

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.

Continue reading RBC donates 25k to health foundation

New Automated Bathtubs

(from “the free press” April 17 2015″)

SCHF tubs_earsInterior Health residential care recreation therapist Wendy Reilly, back left, joined South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) directors Konrad Schmidt-Meil and Chris Nickless, and chair Mary Shennum – who jumped in for a test drive – when they checked out two shiny new Parker automated bathtubs at Mill Site Lodge on April 17. The SCHF donated $42,684. toward the $71,140 purchase, the the balance ($28,456) funded by the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District.

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.