Grocery stores launch fundraiser for Kelowna General Hospital Foundation

Rewards points and cash donations campaign by Save-On-Foods and Cooper's Foods begins Jan. 31.

The Interior Heart & Surgical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital.

The Interior Heart & Surgical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital.

This Saturday, Jan. 31, will mark the launch of a new community fundraising program initiated Save-On-Foods and Cooper’s Foods grocery stores across the Central Okanagan.

All six store locations are inviting customers to donate More Rewards points (1,000 points = $1) and matching donations dollar for dollar.

Funds raised support the KGH Foundation’s ‘Be a Lifesaver’ campaign to outfit the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre opening this September. The new building  will house 15 world-class operating rooms for 12 surgical specialties, including advanced open heart surgery.

More than $10 million has been raised for specialized state-of-the-art medical equipment. With just $2 million to go, local store managers are calling on the community to support the outfitting of the IHSC and ensure the best care possible, right at home.

At Save-On-Foods and Cooper’s Foods we truly understand the importance of being an active part of our community. Our company and our Kelowna and area stores feel honored to be supported by the communities we serve,” said Don Gandy, the Save-On-Foods store manager at the Lakeshore Centre location in the Mission.

“More importantly we ask ourselves how we can support our own community as we too live, work and play in this fantastic region and feel it is very important to support our friends, families and neighbors where the opportunities arise.”

The KGH Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to enhancing the delivery of health care to the patients of Kelowna General Hospital and its associated facilities.

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