Friends of the Foundation celebrates dedicated community members at annual awards evening

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation honoured five individuals, two businesses and two service groups last week at its annual Friends of the Foundation celebration held September 27, 2017 and sponsored by PARC Retirement Living. Now in its ninth year, the event was held at Morgan Creek Golf Club and recognized the honourees for their extraordinary contributions to the health and wellness of the community with special Friends of the Foundation awards.

More than 150 people, all leaders through their giving, support and commitment to the Foundation, attended the celebration.

This year’s award recipients included:

1. Dave and Rani Mann of the Mannkind Charitable Society, passionate philanthropists with a vision to be a community-oriented global force dedicated to positive change. They made an extraordinary $1 million matching gift to the ER campaign.

2. Dr. Martin Lebl, a family physician and former Peace Arch Hospital Foundation board member who is a volunteer and advocate for various health care fundraising initiatives in the community.

3. Casey Whitworth, an agent for change at Remax Colonial Pacific Realty and an active volunteer and supporter of Peace Arch Hospital through the Foundation’s Community Realtor Challenge.

4. National Bank Financial has a strong focus on community and giving back, and was the title sponsor of the Great Pumpkin Run Walk for five years.

5. Kathy McIntyre, a retired nurse and dedicated volunteer whose contributions include the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary, the Peace Arch Hospice Society, the South Surrey White Rock Seniors Health Network and the Foundation’s Healthy Communities Committee.

6. Landmark Premiere Properties, a leader in residential development with a keen desire to give back in the neighbourhoods they build in, they created the annual Picnic on the Pier fundraiser in support of Peace Arch Hospital in 2016.

7. White Rock Fire Fighters Charity Association and the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society, two caring fire departments who collaborated on a precedent-setting gift of $500,000 to Peace Arch Hospital ER’s new Mental Health & Substance Abuse Zone.

IMAGE: Friends of the Foundation award recipients. From top left: Paul Farrant, Scott Booth, Dave Mann, Casey Whitworth, Dylan Van Rooyen, Saverio Lattanzio, Kathy McIntyre, Dr. Martin Lebl, Paul McMillan, Rani Mann, Helen Sun, Patrik Kutak and Ray Chen.