The Nanaimo Chinese Women Society held a successful charity sale in September that offered affordable household goods, an old-fashioned lemonade stand and musical performances.
Continuing a tradition of health care philanthropy, society members “wanted to give back to the community” and “were touched by the number of people who attended.” The group gives credit to those who supported the sale as they helped raise $2,200.
Proceeds will assist the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation’s purchase of a specialized headlamp for surgeons using one of the two new operating rooms at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Additionally, in May close to 70 members of the Chinese community contributed almost $3,100 to the foundation’s 12th annual Run for Life fundraiser. That donation also supported the new operating rooms.