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Our 35th Annual Gala, proudly presented by the Jourdain Family, promises to be a grand evening of fundraising with proceeds used to purchase essential life-saving equipment, in addition to funding other high priority needs for Ridge Meadows Hospital and health care in our community.

Our 35th Annual Gala, Emerald Garden, presented by the Jourdain Family, was a shining success.

Over 250 attendees participated whole-heartedly in a night of fundraising, food, and dancing, all in support of life-saving equipment and other high priority health care needs at Ridge Meadows Health and in the community.

Attendees were given the opportunity to make a charitable ‘From the Heart’ contribution in a live auction format to help purchase a Gastroscope for Ambulatory Care.

Ambulatory Care’s Endoscopy Unit at Ridge Meadows Hospital needs an additional Gastroscope. Gastroscopy, also known as an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, is usually done to investigate the causes of symptoms such as heartburn, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, vomiting or bleeding from the digestive tract, and to make or confirm a diagnosis. Gastroscopes are also a valuable tool in diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI evaluation and management of various diseases and disorders, such as cancer diagnosis, the removal of polyps, and widening of narrowed esophagus.

Every weekday, RMH has allotted time for urgent and emergent add-on endoscopy procedures for Emergency and admitted patients.  Urgent care endoscopy procedures at RMH have increased over 50% between 2021 and 2022.  In 60% of those urgent cases, a gastroscope played a vital role in patient care and outcomes. Adding another gastroscope and increasing our inventory at Ridge Meadows Hospital will help us to meet the increasing demand for urgent and emergent endoscopy procedures.

If you would like to donate to help us purchase the Gastroscope for Ambulatory Care please click HERE. With your help, we can continue to support the best in health.

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If you would like to be a sponsor for next year’s Gala, contact Deanna Lackey (deanna.lackey@fraserhealth.ca) about Sponsorship opportunities.

Our 34th Annual Gala, The Disco Ball, presented by the Jourdain Family, was a resounding success with over 230 attendees at our night of fundraising, food, dancing, and disco, all in support of life-saving equipment and other high priority health care needs at Ridge Meadows Health and in the community.

To learn more about 2022’s Disco Gala, check out the 2022 Gala Event page.

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