The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s inaugural Grand Gala on Nov. 15 at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel had a 1920s Gatsby-style theme.  Submitted photo

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s inaugural Grand Gala on Nov. 15 at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel had a 1920s Gatsby-style theme. Submitted photo

Fraser Valley Grand Gala raises $110,000 for health care

Event supports hospitals throughout the valley, including Abbotsford

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) raised approximately $110,000 at its recent inaugural Fraser Valley Grand Gala.

The event was held Nov. 15 at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel in support of hospitals in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.

A sold-out crowd of 250 attended the gala, which had a 1920s Gatsby-style theme.

FVHCF board chair Mike Adkin, Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun – chair of the Fraser Valley regional hospital board – and Minister of Health Adrian Dix were among those who addressed the crowd.

FVHCF executive director Liz Harris said the event was a “truly grand affair.”

“As a foundation, we are committed to the improvement of health care in all our communities in the eastern Fraser Valley. This is dependent on fundraising, and what better way to do it than a night like this,” she said.

For 2019/2020, the FVHCF has embarked on some ambitious goals for the communities they serve.

Funds from the Grand Gala will help the foundation achieve its goal of raising $3.5 million for projects that include lab upgrades in Mission, primary-care renovations in Chilliwack, stretchers for the Hope ER, and new equipment for the ER expansion in Abbotsford.

Visit fvhcf.ca or call 1-877-661-0314 for more information or to make a donation.

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