Longshoremen Union Raises $51,502

The Longshoremen union, based in Surrey, raised $51,502 for the BC Children’s Hospital and made a presentation on the live TV Telethon last weekend.  Local 502 has donated over $294,000 since they became involved with the Hospital eight years ago. The Telethon raised a record $21,005,878 this year.  The Hospital states that “we’re on a mission to transform health care for the one million kids in BC” and that the fundraiser “drives innovation by pushing forward research that sparks new breakthroughs in childhood diseases.  The funding helps to obtain specialized equipment designed for the growing bodies of kids.  It will bring on and train the brightest medical experts.  And it will provided comfort and hope to families during their toughest days.  With your help, we can create new possibilities for kids and families from across the province.  Together, we are built to heal”. Local 502 is involved with several local charities and helps raised funds.  They also donate hundreds of pounds of food to the Surrey Food Bank but the Children’s Hospital is something that everyone takes to heart.  “Our membership is so honoured to be involved with this great cause that they go out of their way to ensure its success every year.  We are proud and humbled in knowing that together we can all make a difference and help those in need”, a union member told the Link.

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