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Mertin Hyundai Supports Canuck Place

March 24, 2015

CHILLIWACK, BC – March 24, 2015 – Mertin Hyundai in Chilliwack announced today their continued tradition of giving back to the community by sponsoring a room in Canuck Place Children’s Hospice’s second provincial location in Abbotsford.

Locally owned and operated for over 20 years, Mertin Hyundai has pledged to support the Tub Room which will help children with mobility challenges to bathe and shower using specialized equipment including a specially-designed ceiling lift which will assist the transfer of children from their wheelchair to and from the tub.

“I was inspired through my own volunteer experience with Canuck Place and wanted to share the love and joy with the Mertin Hyundai community,” said Paul Mertin, General Manager, Mertin Hyundai. “Supporting our community has been an important part of the Mertin culture and we are so grateful for this opportunity.”

Currently in phase two of a four-phase opening plan, the Abbotsford location is providing community-centred services to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. These services include visits by physicians, nurses and counsellors in hospitals and homes, individual and group grief and loss support, as well as recreation therapy for children and families registered in the program.

“Forty-six percent of the children and families registered on the Canuck Place program reside in the Fraser Valley health region,” said Margaret McNeil, Canuck Place CEO. “Our partners in the local community, such as Mertin Hyundai, are truly instrumental in helping us to provide the complex clinical care and programs necessary for children and families located in the area.”

As long-time community supporters in the Fraser Valley, Mertin Hyundai has long been involved in many local events and non-profit organizations.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. Over 560 newborns, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations; Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community, our talented team, and over 325 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.

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