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ENVISION FINANCIAL PLEDGES $15,000 TO SUPPORT MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM AT CANUCK PLACE – DAVE LEDE HOUSE IN ABBOTSFORD

February 23, 2018

ABBOTSFORD, BC JANUARY 8, 2018 – Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union has renewed their support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice with a three-year sponsorship totalling $15,000 in support of the Dave Lede House Abbotsford Music Therapy Program.

Canuck Place music therapy enables children with life-threatening illnesses to express themselves emotionally and creatively through music. This allows even nonverbal children to connect with the therapist and loved ones and manage distressing symptoms. Generously donated by Envision Financial, the funds will ensure more children and families continue to have access to this important care.

“We’re so thankful for the support of partners like Envision Financial,” said Canuck Place CEO, Margaret McNeil. “Last year, the Canuck Place counselling team provided over 380 music therapy sessions for children in program. These additional funds are instrumental in helping Canuck Place children and families nurture their creativity and savour their time together.”

Canuck Place raises 60 per cent of its annual operating budget so community partners like Envision Financial are critical in ensuring the organization can continue to deliver complex care to children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them.

“We’re extremely proud to support a program that truly makes a difference in the lives of families that live in the communities in which we serve,” says Envision Financial president, Dave Lanphear. “Not only does the Dave Lede House Music Therapy Program support families in the Abbotsford community; it also serves families living throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, allowing more children to benefit from the unique therapy they provide.”

Photo (L to R): Envision Financial President – David Lanphear, Canuck Place Music Therapist – Karin Roberts, Canuck Place Manager of Development in the Fraser Valley Region – Karina Chow.

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