A group well-known for its charitable efforts is helping combat cancer with its latest donation to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.
The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation of Canada has made a $29,000 contribution towards the purchase of a colonoscope for the hospital’s ambulatory care unit. The equipment will assist physicians to detect life-threatening colon cancer. Early detection is important in prevention efforts against the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada.
Since 2003, Tzu Chi Canada has donated more than $240,000 to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in support of equipment needs.