Many of the children seen at the hospital, like our Champion Child Luca Piccolo, will require care at BC Children’s Hospital until they reach adulthood. Luca is a perfect example why we have been coming together each year to raise urgently need funds for the hospital for more than 25 years. Miracle Weekend fundraising has been supporting him since he was a young child, and will continue to support him for several years to come.
The amazing team that works together to make Miracle Weekend happen every year is what keeps our strong connection to the families, caregivers and donors in our community. It's this strong community connection and your ongoing support that enables the hospital to provide children with the specialized care they require, whenever they need it.
As the province’s children grow, and as medical technology evolves, we must continue to adapt to the changes in care that are making surgeries safer, treatments better and, ultimately, enabling caregivers to save more lives. To allow BC Children's to keep pace with this change, we have to continue to ask the community for support. This is what we achieve through Miracle Weekend.
There are so many ways you can support Children’s Hospital – through buying a Jeans Day button, running in ChildRun, joining a Slo-Pitch team, or supporting your local bank or retailer with their fundraising. Everyone’s participation is counted when the final total is revealed on Sunday, June 2. I hope we can count on your support this spring.
Thank you for being a part of Miracle Weekend.
Raymond Li, RBC
Chair, 2013 BC Children's Hospital Miracle Weekend