The Campbell River Italian Cultural Society recently presented a donation of $1,500 to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.
Their donation will help purchase a CADD (Continuous Ambulatory Delivery Device) Pump for cancer care.
These pumps are used in palliative care to deliver pain medications. They slowly release medication at a controlled rate. They also give the patient the opportunity to control their pain medication at the push of a button; CADD pumps are instrumental in allowing patients to stay home longer.
For 18 years the Campbell River Italian Cultural Society has hosted an amazingly fun and delicious family picnic at Miracle Beach Provincial Park, complete with homemade sausages and spaghetti, raising more than $16,500 in support of quality health care for Campbell River and North Vancouver Island.