A volunteer accepts a donation from a passing motorist during a previous March for Children. The annual fundraising campaign for Campbell River Hospital takes place tomorrow at various locations around town.

March for Children hits the streets

Rotary Club’s March for Children takes to the streets this Saturday

Rotary Club’s March for Children takes to the streets this Saturday.

Volunteers will be strategically positioned around the city collecting donations that go towards Campbell River Hospital.

The proceeds typically help purchase equipment for the maternity department at the hospital. Last year, $11,296 was raised through the March for Children and the money went towards the purchase of an Infant Stabilette which is used to perform a baby’s first exam and health care measurements.

When the March began in Campbell River in 1954, all of the funds went to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. In 1994, local Rotarians decided the money should stay in the community and since then, the March for Children has raised more than $350,000.

Anyone who would like to donate this year can give their donation to one of several volunteers who will be stationed at Discovery Foods in Willow Point, Thrifty’s at 13th Avenue and Ironwood, and in Tyee Plaza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations.