When: Friday, October 22
Where: Online, Vancouver Convention Centre, Royal Yacht Club, Point Grey Golf and Country Club
ON Friday, October 22, VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation’s 25th Night of a Thousand Stars gala, presented by B2Gold Corp., will bring together a passionate philanthropic community, with special guests such as Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, to support health care workers and the future of B.C.’s health care system.
“The COVID-19 pandemic challenged all of us like never before,” says Angela Chapman, President and CEO of VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. “And no one more than our health care stars, who have been there for our community day in and day out, providing life-saving care to both COVID-19 patients and the thousands of patients with other diverse health care needs who access our hospitals and health care centres each year.”
Funds raised at this year’s gala will support medical research, recruitment and training of world-class health care workers, and life-saving, cutting-edge equipment.
“Everyday health care needs didn’t pause during the pandemic,” says Chapman. “And neither did our front line health care workers. This event will rightly celebrate those who we all owe a great debt of gratitude to, as well as raise funds that will support them, and the future of health care needs in this province.”
The evening will include the announcement of the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Leadership Award, presented by Odlum Brown, and will be handed out by Henry.