Stars on The Ice, a win for EKFH
The Kootenay ICE weren’t the only winners at the November 20 ICE game against the Moose Jaw Warriors. East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) eighth Annual Starlite Campaign scored too, thanks to generous hockey fans and the support of Snapd East Kootenay and the Kootenay ICE.
EKFH volunteers wandered Western Financial Place on November 20 selling over 900 foam stars during the game. Some fans bought a dozen or more. Volunteers also collected donations and raised awareness about EKFH at an EKFH information booth.
At the second intermission, the pucks were tossed onto the ice and three winners walked away with great prizes donated by the Kootenay ICE. There was also an opportunity for fans to win a gift basket at the EKFH booth compliments of Coyote Jack’s and Snap’d East Kootenay.
A total of $1,400 was raised from the star toss and with a generous donation of $500 from the ICE, $1,900 was donated to the Starlite Campaign.
“Thank you to everyone who participated as a volunteer and to everyone who came out to the game. Congratulations to the Kootenay ICE for beating Moose Jaw 2-1 — it was a successful night for everyone,” stated Patricia Whalen, Assistant Executive Director EKFH.
Chris Wahl, Director of Sales and Public Relations for the Kootenay ICE stated: “It was great to partner with EKFH and Snapd East Kootenay. The Kootenay ICE organization is happy to see that the event was a success. “
“Snapd was proud to join forces with the hockey community to help give back and support those who need it most. It was also great to be able to partner with EKFH again this year for another successful event,” said Janice Sommerfeld, owner of Snapd East Kootenay
EKFH’s eighth annual Starlite Campaign is raising funds for regional and community health programs. EKFH’s fundraising goal is to raise $150,000 and light 17 large stars ($5,000 per star) and 24 small stars ($2,500 per star). These programs are dedicated to helping those with arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory needs, and more or may require help with chronic disease management, home nursing, in-home oxygen, wound, senior, pediatric and self-care programs.
The purpose of EKFH is to support and strengthen health care initiatives in the East Kootenay, EKFH is a leader in publically supported health care fundraising and practising responsible allocation of funds that ensure your money is going where it is needed most.
There are many other ways to give to EKFH, and all gifts are important. Whether you choose to donate during your lifetime, or plan a gift for after you have passed on, your donation will help support priority programs with EKFH. You may make your gift in support of general areas, or direct it towards an area that is of special interest or importance to yourself. Help us support health care for families today and in generations to come! And don’t forget to like EKFH on Facebook.
Lead image: L-R: Chris Wahl (Kootenay ICE), Patricia Whalen (EKFH), Janice Sommerfeld (Snapd East Kootenay).