SURREY, BC – January 18, 2018 – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board on behalf of Fraser Valley REALTORS® has donated $12,000 to the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Dave Lede House in Abbotsford.
The Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was established in 1995 and offers pediatric palliative care for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families which includes medical respite care, pain, and symptom management, expressive therapies, end-of-life care, as well as grief and loss counseling – all at no cost to families.
The donation will be used to purchase a Pedicraft Canopy Bed. These beds are specially designed for children with safety and comfort in mind, equipped with adjustable mattress options while also able to support necessary medical equipment.
“Our region is growing, and the demand for specialized care is greater than ever,” said Gopal Sahota, President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate. “Fraser Valley REALTORS® are proud to support Canuck Place and the incredible work they do providing a home and care to children and their families in the most difficult of situations.”
Over the last year, Canuck Place has cared for more than 715 children and families with over 40% of patients residing in the Fraser Valley.
“We’re so thankful for the support of partners like the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board,” said Canuck Place CEO, Margaret McNeil. “This generous contribution will directly impact Canuck Place families as we expand our services at Dave Lede House this year. Together we will be there for families in need here in the Fraser Valley and all across BC.”
The Canuck Place Children’s Hospice raises 60% of its annual operating costs so it relies on donations to keep their doors open at no cost to families on program. If you would like to make a donation to Canuck Place or learn more about their work, visit www.canuckplace.org.
About Fraser Valley Real Estate Board:
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is an association of 3,532 real estate professionals who live and work in the communities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission, British Columbia. The FVREB marked its 90-year anniversary in 2011.
For more information, please visit www.fvreb.bc.ca
About Canuck Place Children’s Hospice:
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 715 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 and our talented team and over 300 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.
For more information, please visit www.canuckplace.org