RCH Foundation joins Tzu Chi Foundation in celebrating Global Tzu Chi Day and Buddha’s Birthday

Adrienne Bakker (centre), Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation president and CEO; Queenie Lai (third from right), Health Services Manager, RCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and Helen Sparkes (second from left),RCH FoundationBoard Director, present a plaque recognizing May 13th, 2012 as Global Tzu Chi Day and Buddha’s Birthday to members of the Burnaby-New Westminster Team of the Buddhist Compassionate Relief Tzu Chi Foundation.

During the past decade, Tzu Chi Foundation has generously donated nearly $200,000 to fund equipment needed in the emergency, critical and cardiac care areas at Royal Columbian Hospital.

“Tzu Chi Foundation’s friendship is such an honour for me and for hundreds of patients and families who benefit from their compassion and caring,” says Bakker. “Their exceptional volunteer work and fundraising has greatly assisted Royal Columbian Hospital in delivering care to those who need help.”