The 2019 Viva Pharmaceutical Time to Shine gala raised an incredible $5.363 million
Funds will support the Future of Surgery campaign and our Most Urgent Needs fund, including 10 minimally invasive surgical suites.
Thank you to our guests, supporters, volunteers, and committee members. Together, we will transform health care in BC.
The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s annual signature Time to Shine gala is a spectacular evening featuring fine dining, glamorous décor and an exclusive selection of unique auction items for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s benefactors. This premium gala creates a unique occasion for guests to connect for a common goal – no beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.
Led by Ms. Judy Leung, Chair of 2019 Viva Pharmaceutical Time to Shine Gala and Chief Financial Officer of Westbank Projects, this talk of the town event will be an exceptional opportunity for philanthropists to help transform the future of surgical care in British Columbia. Your participation in this exquisite gala with like-minded guests will support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Future of Surgery Campaign.
As the provincial referral centre, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and UBC Hospital are the cornerstones of surgical excellence in this province and provide the highest caliber complex surgical care in BC. More than 30,000 surgeries are performed at these two sites annually. However, the operating rooms at VGH were built over 30 years ago in 1985 and can no longer meet the demands placed on them.
The Future of Surgery Campaign is a multi-year initiative aimed at transforming surgical care at VGH and UBC Hospital to manage the growing needs of British Columbians. The 2019 Viva Pharmaceutical Time to Shine Gala will be an excellent opportunity for philanthropists and business leaders to put their support behind the vision for a stronger, more innovative and streamlined surgical program to benefit all British Columbians from across the province.