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Pacific Chinese Cultural Society raises $30,000 for Richmond Hospital Foundation

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:03 PDT, Fri July 5, 2024

Last Updated: 2:09 PDT, Fri July 5, 2024

Yearlong fundraising efforts by members of the Pacific Chinese Cultural Society have enabled a $30,000 donation towards Richmond Hospital Foundation's Medical Imaging Centre Campaign. These funds will help bring in new and much-needed imaging technologies to the new Milan and Maureen Ilich Medical Imaging Centre and future Emergency Department in the Yurkovich Family Pavilion.

"Many of our members wish to support Richmond health care because they are Richmond residents, they have friends and family here, or they visit the city often," shares Wesley Liang, president of the Pacific Chinese Cultural Society. "In particular, we want to direct our support towards the Medical Imaging Centre Campaign, because we know it will benefit the people in the community for a long time into the future."

Pacific Chinese Cultural Society members raised funds in the past year through dinners, charity sales, and inspiring others within their networks.

"I'd like to extend my gratitude to the Pacific Chinese Cultural Society for their generosity and for inspiring joyful giving," says Natalie Meixner, president and chief executive officer of Richmond Hospital Foundation. "Through rallying others in their network, they have helped raise funds and ignite a spirit of philanthropy in our community. Thank you for helping ensure Richmond patients have access to the best care possible."

Richmond Hospital Foundation will help fund the acquisition of new imaging technologies for diagnosing, tracking, and monitoring medical conditions. These technologies encompass CT scanners, MRI machines, mammography machines, SPECT machines, X-Ray machines, and interventional radiology machines, in addition to a satellite medical imaging centre in the future Emergency Department.

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