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BCHS Foundation preparing for Read4BCHS event

Local NewsBCHS Foundation preparing for Read4BCHS event

The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) Foundation is preparing for their third annual Read4BCHS event, a fundraiser in support of pediatric care at the Brantford General Hospital.

“Last year, with the support of our sponsors, readers and donors, we were able to raise an incredible $27,000. This year we hope to push our fundraising total to $30,000 and all proceeds will directly support care for the youngest patients at the Brant Community Healthcare System” said Kari Wilson, Executive Director of the BCHS Foundation.

Wilson continued, “The BCHS Foundation is truly fortunate to have the James F. Boughner Foundation as a matching sponsor up to $10,000 again in 2022. This means that every dollar you donate to Read4BCHS has twice the impact.”

The event runs from May 9 through May 25, and participants are asked to join this virtual read-a-thon by signing up online, collecting pledges and committing to read for an amount of time, chosen by the participant.

“We are really excited to launch a fun new reading platform this year in collaboration with our partner Mind Growth Education” said Heather Wilson, BCHS Foundation Board Chair. “The program transforms minutes read into kilometres traveled on a virtual reading adventure across Canada. As an educator myself, I love how this reading platform engages young minds, builds reading skills and teaches about the history and geography of Canada.”

This inclusive online read-a-thon event is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to engage their students and for families to read together and make a difference to our local health care system. Participating is easy and each registered reader will receive a small token of appreciation and have a chance to win a top fundraising prize.

For more information and the link to register, visit www.read4bchs.com and follow the event on our social media channels @Read4BCHS

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