Family-owned company shines light on cancer prevention at RCH


Kingston Construction continues to honour the memory of its founder with another gift to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. The Lower Mainland-based company, established by the Backman family more than 50 years ago, used part of its latest donation to purchase video light source equipment to help doctors diagnose patients by producing clear images with a scope. Company founder Ben Backman passed away in 2009 after a long battle with colon cancer. In addition to supporting colon cancer prevention efforts, the Backman family’s latest gift will also support Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment plans. The Backman family has donated to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation for more than a decade.

Carole Backman (4th from left) is joined by daughter Kelley (2nd from left) and son Chris (2nd from right), along with RCH Patient Care Coordinator Dianne Laird (1st from left), Dr. Justin Cheung (3rd from left), and the Foundation’s Barbara Becker (1st from right).