Thank you very much for your support of the 2017 Mining for Miracles fundraising campaign. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and companies, Mining for Miracles was able to present BC Children’s Hospital Foundation with a donation of $1,552,505 at the 30th annual Miracle Weekend on June 4, 2017.
This tremendous success is made possible by the generosity of hundreds of mining, exploration and development companies, service providers and suppliers across BC, Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories, as well as employees, their friends and family.
Donations in support of Mining for Miracles were made through employee and corporate fundraising initiatives and events such as Jeans Day™, the Diamond Draw, Slo-Pitch, the Teck Celebrity Pie Throw and the Hooked-on-Miracles Fishing Tournament.
Funds raised in 2017 and 2018 will support the developments of the Transplantation & Cell Therapy Program (TRACE) at BC Children’s Hospital. TRACE will work towards providing children across British Columbia with personalized medicine using the patient’s own cells to prevent rejection of organ transplants, kill cancer cells and fight infection. Through Mining for Miracles support, TRACE will establish two state of the art facilities, a Translational Biomarker Facility and a Clinical Cell Therapy Facility.
Thank you for your support, your donations make a big difference in the lives of BC’s most seriously ill and injured children and their families.
Jeff Hanman & Tina Wang
2018 Co-Chairs, Mining for Miracles