Every year, the B.C. mining community comes together to help improve the quality of healthcare for children in the province. From helping provide new hope to kids with rare diseases to giving more children access to the power of personalized medicine, Mining for Miracles is helping to keep BC Children’s Hospital at the forefront of excellence in pediatric care.
Thank you to everyone who joined in to support Mining for Miracles at the Pie Throw on May 23, which raised a total of $1,290,326.
Teck is a founding member of Mining for Miracles and a long-time supporter of the campaign. The partnership between BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Mining for Miracles is a leading example of how industry, institutions and social-profit organizations can work together to provide world-class healthcare.
Five-alarm success: Trail Operations’ firefighters were on fire with their annual Mining for Miracles Boot Drive held on May 15, raising $11,105.20.
“For the past 30 years, Teck’s employees and volunteers from across the mining industry have raised more than $30 million for BC Children’s Hospital,” said Karla Mills, Vice President, Project Development, and co-chair, Mining for Miracles. “We are proud to continue that legacy this year, and have raised $2 million in 2019 to support the development of the new Gut4Health Program.”
Mining for Miracles presented a cheque for $2 million at BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend on June 2.
The new Gut4Health program will further microbiome research and the development of new therapies, with the goal of making BC Children’s the first children’s hospital in Canada to use gut bacteria to predict, prevent and treat infections and chronic inflammation in kids.
Elk Valley operations hosted ‘Pie Smoosh’ events to raise funds for their respective General Managers participating in the annual Pie Throw in Vancouver. At the first event, pictured here, at Elkview Operations, D Crew raised $8,331.
For more information about Mining for Miracles, visit miningformiracles.ca