Rotarians collect donations at the intersection of Dogwood and 13th at last year’s March for Children. Photo contributed

Rotarians collect donations at the intersection of Dogwood and 13th at last year’s March for Children. Photo contributed

Rotary’s March for Children takes to the streets Saturday, Dec. 18

Volunteers will be strategically positioned at intersections around the city collecting donations

It’s that time of year again! The Rotary Clubs’ annual March for Children takes to the streets Saturday, Dec. 18.

Volunteers will be strategically positioned at intersections around the city collecting donations that go towards purchasing equipment for the maternity department at the Campbell River Hospital. Last year, $16,000 was raised through the March for Children. This year, the hospital will use the funds to support the purchase of an Avalon Fetal Monitor, which allows for those in labor to get up and walk around while being continuously monitored.

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 hundreds of thousands of dollars and purchased over 30 pieces of equipment for the hospital.

Anyone who would like to donate this year can give their donation to one of several volunteers who will be stationed at Alder at 2nd, Dogwood at 13th, St. Ann’s at Shopper’s Row, and at the Ken Forde Boat Ramp in Willow Point from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at all locations. For those without cash, there will be a debit tap machine at the Ken Forde boat ramp.

Donations can also be e-transferred directly to crrotarymarch4children@gmail.com or made through the Hospital Foundation’s website at crhospitalfoundation.ca under the information posted for this year’s March for Children event.

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