Angels fly higher with help from familiar face
Health care has a new partner this holiday season – and it’s one many of you will recognize.
For the first time ever, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has teamed up with 7-Eleven in support of the Angel Campaign to raise money and spread the love for the “10 Days of Goodness” campaign. This means that from December 13th to December 22nd, at select Esso stations across British Columbia with Tim Hortons at 7-Eleven stores, every hot beverage sold will result in a $2 donation to the foundation.
“The donations will make a difference,” said Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “The money raised will go towards purchasing high-priority medical equipment and funding high-impact research projects to advance patient care for British Columbians. For making a purchase at a participating store, customers will also receive an Angel lapel pin to commemorate their contribution.”
A strong ally
Doug Rosencrans, Vice President and General Manager of 7-Eleven Canada, believes this is a great partnership.
“At 7-Eleven, we are pleased to be able to help a worthy cause such as the Angel Campaign,” Doug said. “During this festive time of year, we know that our customers are looking for ways to give back to their communities.”
Here are the select Esso Stations with Tim Hortons at 7-Eleven stores:
- 5059 Canada Way (at Sperling Ave.), Burnaby, BC
- 3720 Imperial Street (at Boundary Rd.), Burnaby, BC
- 736 6th Avenue (at 8th St.), New Westminster, BC
- 3312 Grandview Highway (at Rupert St.), Vancouver, BC
- 4064 Fraser Street (at King Edward Ave.), Vancouver, BC
- 688 SE Marine Drive (at Fraser St.), Vancouver, BC
- 3135 Gordon Drive (at K.L.O. Rd.), Kelowna, BC
- 3400 32nd Street (at 35 Ave.), Vernon, BC
- 4001 Quadra Street (at McKenzie Ave.), Victoria, BC
Since the launch of the campaign in 2001, the festive trees at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre have been filled with thousands of angels carrying messages of love and gratitude to friends and family, medical teams and hospital staff. In 2016 alone, the Foundation raised over $610,000 during the holiday season.
Barbara holds up an angel that she wrote a message on.
“VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Angel Campaign gives us all the opportunity to show appreciation for the angels in our lives,” she said. “Thousands of angels—loved ones and health care professionals—are honoured every year during the holiday season. We are so thankful for sponsors, like 7-Eleven because their support spreads the message of gratitude and helps raise funds to support our most urgent needs.”
Who’s your angel?
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Angel Campaign. Your donations, however big or small, help our hospitals, our staff and most importantly, our patients. Who’s your angel?