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Need help or inspiration? Contact Michelle Candido at 604-875-2383.
Together you raised $43,000 towards the purchase of a new incubator for the babies cared for in BC Women's Neonatal ICU!
Pictured left is Sip and Savour founder Sarah Robbins with BC Women's Newborn ICU Campaign Chair, Tamara Taggart. Photos by Allison Kuhl.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors!
About Sip and Savour
The inception of Sip and Savour arose from Numpfer founder Sarah Robbin’s desire to give back to the BC Women’s Newborn ICU. Sarah’s own baby daughter, Charlotte, spent her first three days of life here – the longest three days of Sarah’s life.
Sarah’s experience at BC Women’s Newborn ICU led to another gift. Sarah observed that the design of the absorbent washcloths the nurses used as bibs could be improved to enhance babies’ comfort. “The market did not supply bibs that provided full coverage, resulting in a very wet outfit. Once home I couldn’t find the functional, absorbent, soft yet stylish bib I was searching for – and so I created multi use super soft bibs to enhance the babies comfort - and Numpfer™ was born.”
Shelly Bligh and Jeff Dixon and their children raised an incredible $1036.55 at their 5th annual car wash, barbecue, and bottle drive - all benefiting the Newborn ICU at BC Women.
This annual event is in memory of their son and sibling, Bentley, who only lived 28 days before succumbing to the problems of premature birth.
Together this beautiful family has raised over $9,000 for the babies in the BC Women's Newborn ICU.
Little Bentley's memory will be kept alive in this close-knit community and at BC Women's Hospital through this popular fundraiser.
"It's amazing to see everyone come together for such an important cause and to hear other people's stories; it is comforting to know that we are not alone in this and our son Bentley will never be forgotten," said the Dixon family.
The Dixon family would like to thank The Aldergrove Legion, Grimm's Meat, Region Recycling, Matthew Parmiter, and Del Pollos Restaurant for making this event possible.
Check out photos from Bentley 4 Babies 2016 on our Facebook Page.
Big Love Events hosted a Funk Night with the aim to raise funds via ticket sales and 50/50 tickets. All you had to do was buy a ticket for $10, dress funky, turn up, drink beer (or another tasty beverage), dance and have fun.
The theme of the night was'funk'. Offering music through the ages from 70's James Brown to 90's funky house; including visuals and DJ video mixing.
The event was once again supported by the Black Kettle Brewery who provided a keg of summery ale at a special charity price.
Since the dress code was 'funky,' guests were encouraged to dress up like the Blues Brothers or Travolta with flares. There was a dance-off and prize for the best costume!
Where:The Eagles Club
170 West 3rd Street
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 1E8
Date: Sat, Jun 17, 2017
Hours: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Questions? Tweet us @BigLoveNorthVan
Ticket purchase at the link below:
Savanna's Miracle Molds Chocolate Sales:
Small Chocolate on a stick $1.50 each
Large Chocolate on a stick $2.00 each
*PLEASE NOTE PEAK TIMES WILL BE EASTER, MOTHER'S DAY AND FATHER'S DAY.
Inspired to raise funds for the BC Women’s Hospital during the lead up to Scotia Bank Charity Challenge Run, Michelle Mosely came up with the brilliant idea to make chocolate moustaches in time for Father’s Day. Motivated by her success Michelle decided to continue with her venture expanding her chocolate stick collection to serve birthdays, Valentine’s Easter, Christmas and weddings.
Although Savanna was a full-term baby, complications during labour and delivery put her fragile life at sudden and unexpected risk. Her shoulders got stuck (shoulder dystocia) during delivery, and she breathed in meconium fluid, threatening her newborn lungs. She was immediately whisked off to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
“We were told she was very sick and needed specialized critical care,” says her mom, Michelle. “We were in total shock.”
Within an hour, the Infant Transport Team arrived at the hospital to transfer Savanna, now clinging to life, to BC Women’s Hospital’s Newborn ICU.
“That first night we almost lost her,” says Michelle. “She had multi-organ failure and needed many blood transfusions.”
A CT scan also showed spots in Savanna’s brain, which doctors hoped would heal if they could stabilize her condition. To help that healing, she was placed on a ventilator and then put into an induced coma for over a week. Michelle didn't get to hold her baby for 10 agonizing days.
“After she was taken off the ventilator and could breathe on her own, she was slowly taken out of her coma and she opened her eyes,” says Michelle. “Every single day after that we saw improvement. We knew she would come home.”
Savanna was in the Newborn ICU for six weeks, where a team of top specialists helped her recover and ultimately return to her family.
“ We know that Savanna received the best care possible while at BC Women’s Hospital, and we would like to continue expressing our thankfulness by contributing with our ongoing fundraising,” says a grateful Michelle. “If we hadn’t had BC Women’s Newborn ICU and the amazing doctors and nurses, Savanna wouldn’t be here – running, singing and laughing.” Savanna will be turning three years old in July, and is doing amazingly well. We really feel she is our “miracle”.
Partial chocolate proceeds go to the Newborn ICU at BC Women's Hospital
Catherine Birch was selected as Vancouver's City Captain for Endometriosis Awareness. Stepping into role with honor and commitment, Catherine arranged the inaugural “Endomarch” walk to raise awareness for the millions of women who suffer in silence from endometriosis.
About the Endomarch
Date: Saturday May 7, 2016
Time: 11am – 12:30pm
Location: Bear Creek Park by the pool area, Surrey B.C CLICK HERE FOR MAP
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Catherine asked everyone to come out and show support by wearing yellow to help spread awareness. “There is NO CURE for endometriosis - a chronic pelvic pain which at times is disabling”, says Catherine.
The first Endomarch walk in B.C helped end the invisibility of the debilitating condition. “I'm just a small woman with a loud voice that’s ready to make a movement so I stepped up to break the silence in BC for those who suffer from endometriosis... no there isn't a cure, no we aren't weak, no we don't need sympathy, we need research, education, and understanding,” proclaims Catherine.
Proceeds from Endomarch went towards BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis – the only truly interdisciplinary program in Canada for pelvic pain and the Endometriosis Network of Canada. A great crowd came out, and proved to all the women suffering from endometriosis that they are not alone.