VANCOUVER – Mining for Miracles, the BC mining community's annual fundraising effort for the BC Children's Hospital, has presented a cheque for more than $1.6 million to the hospital foundation at the 26th annual Miracle Weekend held June 1 and 2, 2013.
Mining for Miracles is currently raising funds to support the BC Children's Hospital BioBank. This will be the first institutional pediatric biobank in Canada and will facilitate breakthrough medical discoveries that will improve the lives of children suffering from debilitating and life limiting diseases.
Mining for Miracles' success depends on the generosity of individuals and corporations. In particular, the hundreds of mining, exploration and development companies, service providers and suppliers across British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Donations were made through employee and corporate fundraising initiatives and events such as Jeans Day™, the Diamond Draw, Slo-Pitch, the Hooked on Miracles Fishing Tournament, and the Teck Celebrity Pie Throw, which took place on May 2, 2013.
Visit MiningForMiracles.ca for more information and to donate.