Millions of women in Canada and around the world lack access to necessary medical care and information that could save or improve their lives. On October 9th, the Richmond Anti-Aging Clinic and 300 of their VIP guests came together at the MMC Medical Group VIP Appreciation Gala to amplify the voices of women in need, and firmly say, women’s health matters.
Throughout the evening, guests heard from event host Dr. Charles Jiang, who expressed his appreciation for those attending and his passion for the duration of human life as he spoke to the challenges of centring women’s health in this arena, “Women’s health needs to be front and centre – it often isn’t, but it needs to be. We hope that every woman in the world can be living longer and better.” Dr. Jiang also spoke to the MMC Group’s new preventative comprehensive health assessment program launch to support early detection and interventions.
Gala attendees had the opportunity to hear about the important work happening at BC Women’s Health Foundation as well as BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre and the Women’s Health Research Institute. Researcher Daniela Polombo, Assistant Professor at UBC and 2021 Catalyst Grant recipient (read more about her work here), spoke about her work in women’s health research, and echoed Dr. Jiang’s call to action for more support in this often-overlooked area of care.
MMC Group and the Richmond Anti-Aging Clinic believe that supporting programs providing essential medical treatment and funding cutting-edge research and education initiatives are necessary to reaching women who require care the most. The gala attendees agree, and at the end of a beautiful evening of celebration and appreciation, the group of clients, clinicians, doctors, and guests came together for BC Women’s Health Foundation with the silent auction, raffle and a generous pledge, for a cumulative gift of $42,000, supporting the health of women across the province.
Thanks to the generosity of community partners like MMC Group and the Richmond Anti-Aging Clinic, as well as compassionate donors who are committed to supporting women’s healthcare and uplifting their voices, we can achieve healthy women everywhere, capable of anything.
If you or someone you know wants to join the growing circle of BC Women’s Health Foundation community partners, please get in touch with Sharla De Groote, Director, Partnerships + Events.