Big Steps for Tiny Babies Fundraiser

May 11 2017 2:28pm
The C&W Redevelopment Project and the Affinity Team virtually made their way across Canada and back to support BC's most critically ill infants and newborns in need of advanced care at BC Women’s Newborn ICU.

This ingenious group of fundraisers tracked their activity from May to July this year with the goal of travelling 7,213 km. They did much more than that – in fact they almost doubled that distance, clocking over 14,000 km while raising an impressive $24,267.00 to go towards the purchase of an incubator in BC Women’s Newborn ICU.  Thank you to everyone at the C&W Redevelopment Project and Affinity Team for your incredible enthusiasm and support!

The C&W Redevelopment Project and Affinity Partnerships are working together to build the new Teck Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital in addition to renovating BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre to serve both the current and future needs of children, youth, women and families throughout British Columbia.

Designed with patients, their families and care teams in mind, the redevelopment project’s vision for a campus of patient-centred care that operates in an environment of quality, excellence and innovation. The renovations and new facilities will also assist in attracting and retaining health professionals, clinical staff and researchers.

The Redevelopment Project is a three-phase initiative of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in partnership with UBC Medical School, Partnerships BC and the BC Ministry of Health. BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre are both agencies of PHSA.

Laurie Clarke, CEO BC Women's Foundation, Dana Buchart, Senior Project Manager, Affinity Team, Dave Parker, Executive Director, IMIT, C&W Redevelopment Project and Dr. Jan Christilaw, VP Provincial Women's and Newborn Health, PHSA