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G&F donates $15,000 to mental illness campaign

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:58 PDT, Thu June 3, 2021

A long-time and loyal supporter of the Richmond Hospital Foundation has stepped forward again—this time in the name of mental health.

G&F Financial Group has donated $15,000 to the hospital foundation’s mental illness campaign. 

During 30 years of giving, G&F has supported various areas at Richmond Hospital including emergency, surgical, and gastroenterology. In 2018, G&F raised $100,000 towards the new Acute Care Tower (ACT NOW) campaign – contributing to Richmond Hospital Foundation’s latest $50 million dollar milestone.

In addition to supporting fundraising campaigns, G&F is also an annual sponsor of the foundation’s two signature fundraising events: the golf tournament and Starlight Gala.

“Following our mission to help others achieve in life beyond banking, we recognize that mental health is a rising concern further intensified by the onset of the pandemic. Wellness and health care is paramount during these times and so it was only fitting to make a contribution towards Richmond Hospital Foundation’s Mental Health Campaign”, says Edmond Siu, Richmond Centre branch manager, G&F Financial Group. “We are very thankful for G&F Financial Group’s gift of $15,000 towards our mental health campaign. A long time supporter of Richmond Hospital Foundation, G&F’s most recent donation will go towards supporting much needed renovations to improve the physical environment in the in-patient acute mental health unit at Richmond Hospital,” says Candace Hernandez, vice-president, Richmond Hospital Foundation. 

The renovated spaces will fully support person and family centered care, a concept that focuses on engaging family members in the patient recovery journey from start to finish to create better patient health outcomes. Richmond Hospital’s renovated in-patient acute mental health unit is scheduled to open in late 2021.

Over the past 34 years, Richmond Hospital Foundation has raised over $110 million to help fund vital medical equipment, improvements in patient care services and upgraded facilities. Its goal is to inspire joyful giving within our community to build a better and healthier future for Richmond.

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