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One-million pennies raised for Delta Hospital
A $10,000 fundraising goal for the “Every Penny Counts” campaign has been met to purchase a Triple Lumen IV pump for Delta Hospital’s emergency department.
More than 50 volunteers were on hand as the 1 millionth penny was rolled on Sept. 27th.
Envision Financial staff were joined throughout the spring and summer by over 50 Delta Secondary Students and community volunteers in the rolling efforts.
“Thursday’s roll-a-thon would not have been such a success without the amazing contributions from Envision, the DSS students, or the Ladner Legion,” said Veronica Carroll, Delta Hospital Foundation's executive director.
“We rolled and bagged almost $2,500 in pennies. That’s 250,000 individual pennies”.
The Triple Lumen IV Pump will be used in complex cases at the hospital, patients may need more than one medication administered at once. The pump can administer up to three medications at a time with greater flexibility and puts less stress on the patient.
“It is so exciting to see the Every Penny Counts Campaign meet its goal,” said Cindy Tudge, personal account manager at Envision Financial.
The hospital foundation has officially stopped accepting pennies. Any penny donations can now be dropped off at the Ladner branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for their poppy campaign at 4896 Delta Street, Delta, BC. The annual poppy campaign raises money for various local charities over the fall and winter months, one of which is the Delta Hospital Foundation.
Since 1988, Delta Hospital Foundation has raised more than $25 million for Delta Hospital.