March for Children Saturday

The Annual Rotary March for Children will occur Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The  Annual Rotary March for Children will occur Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations in Campbell River: Tyee Plaza, Wal-Mart, Discovery Foods, McDonalds, Campbell River Common and Mariner Square.  This is when Rotarians will ask residents of Campbell River to donate all your spare change to help sick children. All the money collected this year will be shared between the Pediatric Unit at our Campbell River Hospital and Jeneece Place.  Jeneece Place will be a home-away-from-home for children requiring medical services in Victoria, ranging from surgeries at Victoria General Hospital to rehabilitation appointments at Queen Alexandra Centre to specialist appointments downtown, and their families. Jeneece Place will help families stay close to one another during stressful times.  The March for Children started in the hungry 30’s with Rotary in New York City with all the funds being donated to Children’s Hospital facilities. In the past, the Children’s Hospital in the Lower Mainland was the recipient of all the funds raised in Campbell River through until 1993 which represented about $165,000. Then in 1994, the funds were redirected to our local Campbell River Hospital. In the past, the proceeds from this annual one day event have been over $15,000. In the last 16 years our local hospital pediatric unit has received over $200,000 from our Campbell River Rotary Clubs “March for Children “event.

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