On Nov. 20, the Mission Healthcare Auxiliary presented a cheque for $100,000 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation to go towards new lab equipment at Mission Regional Hospital. / Submitted Photo

On Nov. 20, the Mission Healthcare Auxiliary presented a cheque for $100,000 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation to go towards new lab equipment at Mission Regional Hospital. / Submitted Photo

Mission Healthcare Auxiliary presents $100,000 for lab equipment

Volunteers wanted to put the funds to work in a way that would benefit as many patients as possible

At the start of 2020, as part of its birthday celebrations, the Mission Healthcare Auxiliary embarked on its largest fundraiser in the group’s 100 year history – $500,000 for new laboratory equipment for Mission Memorial Hospital.

Volunteers at the auxiliary wished to put the funds raised to work in such a way that will benefit as many patients as possible.

It was decided an enhancement of the hospital laboratory would do just that.

On Nov. 20 the auxiliary were able to make the first contribution to the fundraising goal. Members safely assembled at the Cottage Thrift Store to present a cheque for $100,000 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation.

For more information or for opportunities to support the Mission Memorial Hospital or the Mission Healthcare Auxiliary please contact the office at 1-877-661-0314, info@fvhcf.ca or by visiting the website at www.fvhcf.ca.

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation raises funds for vital equipment and programs funded or endorsed by Fraser Health.

The Foundation serves the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.