2013 Scotiabank Feast of Fortune raises more than half a million dollars for state of the art breast cancer detection technology for Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 18, 2013 – Thanks to the enthusiastic support of the Vancouver community, Tapestry Foundation’s 2013 Scotiabank Feast of Fortune on Feb. 16 raised a record $521,326 toward the purchase of a 3D ultrasound breast scanner for Mount Saint Joseph Hospital’s (MSJ) Rapid Access Breast Clinic (RABC).
Since the first event in 2008, Scotiabank Feast of Fortune has raised more than $1.8 million for new technology including diagnostic imaging and respiratory equipment, video surgical systems, and cardiac testing and monitoring apparatus.
“We are very proud to have received such a generous response from our community,” said event co-chair Anita Law. “With ongoing support from Scotiabank, we’ve developed a grand Chinese New Year tradition that grows larger every year, and I applaud the hard work of all those who help to make it a success.”
“I extend my special thanks to my co-chairs Mr. Chris Stepien and Mrs. Margaret Chiu, our honorary chair Mr. Sing Lim Yeo, our event fundraising committee and countless volunteers, sponsors and supporters who have demonstrated their dedication to this vital community hospital,” added Law.
Donations can still be made to support the campaign. To learn more or to make an online donation, visit www.tapestryfoundation.ca.
Tapestry Foundation for Health Care raises funds for eight hospitals and residences in Metro Vancouver operated by Providence Health Care. Sites supported include Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Marion Hospice, St. Michael’s Centre, St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni, Honoria Conway-Heather, Langara, and Youville Residence. Donations support purchases of medical equipment, funding to support quality of life programs for the elderly, education programs, and geriatric research projects..
Calico Communications for Tapestry Foundation for Health Care
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer