Diamond Delivery to BC Motor Carriers: We’ll Match Your Pledges to Benefit New Health Care Centre

Posted on Thu, 2011-05-05 12:42

BCTA member Diamond Delivery is challenging fellow motor carrier members to help them raise $56,000 to purchase a simulation baby to train doctors at Surrey Memorial Hospital in emergency natal care – Diamond has raised $34,000 to date and will MATCH any donations you make (until donations total $11,000) to reach their goal during Surrey Memorial’s 100 Days to Give campaign.

Diamond Delivery has been holding fundraisers to contribute to the campaign, including a 56-kilometre relay at Bear Creek Park in Surrey on April 16 during which they hoped to raise $1 a metre. They’re determined to reach their total and would like to go further with your support.

Companies can make a donation online at 100days.smhfoundation.com. To make sure that Diamond Delivery receives information about your donation, please do the following:

  • Choose the Donate button.
  • Fill out your contact details and pledge amount.
  • Under “PLEASE USE MY CONTRIBUTION FOR:” choose “Other:” and enter “Simbaby” in the field.
  • Under “WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO GIVE?” choose “Other:” and enter “Diamond Delivery challenge to trucking companies.”

You may also contribute at any Coast Capital Savings branch in BC. Visit Coast Capital’s 100 Days to Give webpage for more information and locations. (Please let the branch know that you are contributing to Diamond Delivery’s Simbaby challenge.)

Donations of $20 or more will automatically receive a tax receipt – and no donation is too small!

The Surrey Memorial Hospital 100 Days to Give campaign, which runs to June 1, 2011, will help to fund a new integrated health care centre for the Fraser Valley, the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. Funds raised will go to purchasing state-of-the-art equipment, including Diamond’s chosen contribution, the “Simbaby,” a realistic infant simulation doll that will help medical staff learn and practice life-saving techniques. Jim Pattison, well-known BC philanthropist and businessman, is also matching donations up to a total of $5 million.

Any amount you donate will give twice over. If your company is based in Surrey or neighbouring communities, your employees and families especially may well benefit from this new health centre and the expertise it will provide. Please consider contributing to this campaign.

For a Province article about Diamond Delivery and their fundraising efforts, click here.

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