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Delta Hospital Foundation launches 'penny-pinching' fundraiser
Before Canada's penny is removed from circulation for good the Delta Hospital Foundation wants the public's help in "pinching" a few.
The foundation is asking Deltans to make their pennies go a long way and drop off their one-cent coins at the foundation office inside the hospital located at 5800 Mountain View Bvld.
The loose change collected will help purchase a Triple Lumen IV Pump for the hospital.
“We’re hoping to collect one million pennies because $10,000 is what it would take to purchase a Triple Lumen IV Pump,” said Teresa Cooper, Delta Hospital Foundation Executive Director. “Ten thousand dollars in pennies is still $10,000 dollars.”
And the benefits will be significant since in complex cases patients may need more than one medication administered at once.
That's where the Triple Lumen IV Pump can administer up to three medications at a time with greater flexibility, putting less stress on the patient.
For more information on where and when to drop off your pennies, contact the Delta Hospital Foundation at 604-940-9695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.