March, 2017

Community


For Children We Care gala, presented by Peterson

Where hope grows, dreams bloom

 

Every child deserves a chance at life and the opportunity to fulfill their hopes and dreams. On January 21, 2017, Peterson was honored to be the presenting sponsor for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 22nd annual For Children We Care gala. A record breaking over $2.5 million was raised this year by the 480 attendees in support of the purchase of two heart-lung machines and ventilators. Every year, more than 1,100 children are cared for in BC Children Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care unit with 40 per cent requiring a ventilator to help them breathe. These new vital medical equipment will help to ensure that some of our sickest children continue to receive the best care possible and benefit from the most advanced technology available. 

Ben Yeung, our Executive Chair and CEO, spoke to the importance of assisting our hospitals in helping to provide the best care possible for generations to come. Please click here to view the message that Ben shared with the gala attendees.

Peterson is honored to give back to our community and support advancements in healthcare for all children and their families living in BC. We are humbled by the amazing generosity and support shown by guests, donors, sponsors, and volunteers in support of pediatric health care in our province.