SCOTIABANK GIVES MAJOR GIFT TO
CANUCK PLACE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
For Immediate Release
Abbotsford, BC - On February 24, 2012, Scotiabank presented Canuck Place Children’s Hospice with a donation of $45,000. This donation will support the building of the second Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Abbotsford, BC, which will in turn help to extend programs and services across the province.
“We are grateful to Scotiabank for their generous gift,” said Filomena Nalewajek, CEO of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. “Scotiabank’s commitment to Canuck Place dates back to 1995, when we first opened our doors, and we are proud to continue this partnership today. Thank you, Scotiabank, for your ongoing support as we move forward in our vision to provide comfort and care to every child and family facing a life-threatening illness in British Columbia.”
"Scotiabank is proud to support Canuck Place Children's Hospice Abbotsford in their effort to bring exceptional care and support services closer to home for many children and families in British Columbia,” Nilusha Alibhai, Vice President, North Coast/Fraser Valley District, Scotiabank, commented. “Thank you for the opportunity to be involved with this important initiative.”
Recent studies indicate that Canuck Place is only reaching a fraction of the current needs for pediatric palliative care in British Columbia. Forty six percent of families currently served by Canuck Place reside in the Fraser Health Region.
Canuck Place is building a second children’s hospice housed within the “Dave Lede Campus of Care” located on a two-acre property located in Abbotsford. With 10 beds and 5 family suites, the new 30,000 square foot hospice will double Canuck Place’s current capacity to better meet the growing need for pediatric palliative care services across the province.
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