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Angels like you make the world a better place

Dedicate an angel to a loved one, a caregiver, or a member of our health care team by making a donation to support our hospitals.

About the Angel Campaign

From November to January, the winter wonderland trees at VGH and UBC Hospital will be filled with thousands of angels carrying messages of love an gratitude to friends and family, medical teams and hospital staff, and all the angels in our lives.

Thanks to generous donors, the Angel Campaign has raised over $2.5 million since 2001. Your donation will support the most urgent needs in our hospitals, including purchasing critical equipment, funding high-impact research projects, and advancing patient care to deliver BC’s best, most specialized care for adults.

Paul Dragan is a husband, a father and a business owner who nearly lost his life after being shot near his bicycle shop over a year ago. He believes he is alive and recovering today because of the passion and expertise of the VGH Trauma Team, his angels he is honouring this year. Click below for Paul’s angel story.


“When they brought me into the hospital, I was clinically dead and had no pulse,” Paul says. “It’s a real testament to the trauma system at VGH and the skill of the people there that I’m here talking to you today.”

Dedicate your Angel

Not only does your gift have the power to transform and save lives, it also provides you or your organization with name recognition at our hospital.

Make a donation and dedicate your angel

Dedicate & Donate


  • Dr. Gary Redekop

    Thank you for saving my life from epilepsy

  • Dr. Patrick Ma

    My heartfelt thanks for your care and compasssion

  • With gratitude to Dr. Durham , the anaesthetist, and all the nurses who saved my life in 2011

  • To. Dr Copland & Dr. Shapiro:

    I am very grateful to you for giving me a new life

    Jia Yu Chen

  • To Margaret Williamson

    Your gift of life, a kidney, saved my life. You are my angel


  • To the staff on the BMT Unit:

    Best of the New Year!

    The Gilmore Family

Angel Stories

I had a whole team of angels supporting me when I was a patient at VGH. In 2013, I was diagnosed with mucinous cancer of the appendix which spread throughout my abdomen and grew to the size of a watermelon. I needed an innovative and complex surgery that combined removing the tumours and chemotherapy. Dr. Yarrow McConnell and her team saved my life. And I know they couldn’t have done it without the equipment that donations helped purchase. Thank you, Dr. McConnell, for being my angel.
Liz Eisner, Grateful Patient

This year I’m honouring Dr. Erin Brown as my angel. In 2012, I was airlifted to VGH after a dump truck backed over me and dragged me 30 feet, crushing me from the chest down. Dr. Brown was the first doctor to treat me and since then, he has been an integral part to both the physical and emotional aspects of my recovery. Thank you, Dr. Brown, for being a wonderful person and for reminding me to take care of myself every day – I am lucky to call you my angel.
Shannon Chin, Grateful Patient

Thanks to our generous donors

  • Silver
    •  Leith Wheeler logo
  • Angel
    • Kathy and Steve Bellringer
    • Scotiabank logo
  • Media
    • Ming Pai logo
    • Sing Tao logo
  • Angel Celebration Event Performers
    • GOH logo
    • Choir logo
    • Reel Silks logo

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