Left to right: Amber Adams, of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, receives a $1,000 gift from Keith Paton, President of the Kiwanis Club of Nanaimo Sunrisers. The gift will help purchase a new LED Phototherapy System for jaundice babies at NRGH.
The Kiwanis Club of Nanaimo Sunrisers is celebrating its 30th anniversary of community spirit and good works. The group recently donated $1,000 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a LED Phototherapy System. This equipment helps babies with jaundice by enabling them to be held by their parents while receiving phototherapy. This supports parent-child bonding, which is critical at the newborn stage. Since 1992, the Kiwanis Club of Nanaimo Sunrisers has given $71,000 for equipment throughout NRGH and Dufferin Place. The Sunrisers hold 3 events throughout the year for the benefit of children. They include “Kids Appreciation Day” at Departure Bay on July 4, 2014; “Bullhead Derby” at Brechin Boat Ramp on August 17th (for kids up to 12 yrs); “Kids Christmas Party” at Bowen Park (for children living with disabilities).