VANCOUVER – Mining for Miracles, British Columbia’s mining community’s longstanding fundraising campaign for BC Children’s Hospital, kicked off this year’s fundraising efforts by launching the diamond draw at the Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference Jan. 27 in Vancouver.
A 1.01-carat round brilliant cut De Beers diamond, valued at $10,940, has been generously donated for the draw by De Beers Canada. The entire package is worth over $15,000, and includes gold donated by Teck Resources and a designer setting by Costen Catbalue. Mining for Miracles thanks these supporters for their generosity.
In 2014 Mining for Miracles will be raising funds to support the BC Children’s Hospital BioBank. Biobanking is a new and indispensable research tool with the potential to improve treatments and find cures for diseases affecting millions of children around the world. It will be the first institutional pediatric biobank in Canada and will facilitate breakthrough medical discoveries to improve the lives of children suffering from debilitating and life threatening diseases.
As in previous years, the success of Mining for Miracles depends on the generosity of individuals and corporations across the province. Over the past 26 years BC’s mining industry has raised more than $21.9 million for the children and families who visit the hospital, and 100% of the funds raised by Mining for Miracles go directly to the areas of need.
Visit MiningForMiracles.ca for more information and to donate.