Linda Jackson, Telus Community Ambassadors—Fraser Valley Club treasurer; Tracey Carpenter, CHN board president; and Saundra Keayes, Telus Community Ambassadors—Fraser Valley Club president.
Dr. Rene Abi-Rached, Hege Bolthof Hoegler, and Kendall Jessiman.
Telus Community Ambassadors—Fraser Valley Club
By Barb Willson
Thank you to the Telus Community Ambassadors—Fraser Valley Club for once again supporting BC heart kids and families with their generous donation of $2,510.00. Their donation will enable two youth to attend CHN’s Hearts of Gold youth camp and two children to attend the HeartBeats camp.
The Children’s Heart Network relies on the generosity of caring supporters. We want to acknowledge the dedication and fundraising efforts of the Telus Community Ambassadors—Fraser Valley Club during this particularly challenging time of the pandemic. ♥
The Rotary Club of Vancouver
By Hege Bolthof Hoegler
The Rotary Club of Vancouver has made generous donations to specific programs at the Children’s Heart Network over the last few years.
In 2020, the Rotary Club gave $4,900 to fund the Hearts of Gold (HOG) monthly care packages and youth meetings. In 2021, the Rotary donated $2,500 to the HOG online spring camp, and this year, they contributed $2,500 to support the Zajac Ranch summer camps.
The Rotary Club of Vancouver recognizes how important it is for heart kids to connect with others who understand their struggle and to mitigate anxiety and depression by preventing feelings of being different or alone. They also acknowledge the value of creating friendships with peers and are very happy to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause.
In May, heart parent Hege Bolthof Hoegler spoke to Rotary Club of Vancouver members to share her personal story and to talk about the different kinds of support offered by CHN.
Hoegler is seen here with Dr. Rene Abi-Rached, who has been her contact person and has represented CHN within the Rotary Club’s committees. Also in the photo is Rotary Club president-elect Kendall Jessiman.
CHN would like to thank the Rotary Club for their continued generosity. We truly appreciate their support. ♥
“Continued Support for BC Heart Kids and Families” is from our summer 2022 newsletter, Heart Matters. See our Newsletters page for more stories and to subscribe.