A young father who shattered his body after falling from a balcony during his honeymoon in Mexico. A historic $100M investment by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. The groundbreaking appointment of the Foundation’s first-ever BIPOC woman Board Chair, Juggy Sihota. A heart attack of a beloved local storyteller, who survived thanks to the experts at VGH and UBC Hospital. And the unbelievably true story of a young woman surviving horrors in Afghanistan, to making her way to thrive in Vancouver.

This year, the Foundation is proud of the stories we’ve prepared for you. Stories of people in our community—neighbours, friends, family and loved ones—who received care when they needed it most.

Here is our list of the top five most-read stories from 2022:

  1. Newlywed undergoes spinal surgery at VGH
  2. VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation makes historic $100M investment
  3. Juggy Sihota appointed as board chair
  4. Vancouver broadcaster Mike McCardell defies death
  5. Restoring Shakila

These stories would not be possible without you.

Donor giving incubates innovations that would otherwise not be possible. It advances groundbreaking research which directly impacts care, from the bench to the bedside. And it equips our world-class health care teams with state-of-the-art tools to help provide the best care to improve outcomes and save lives.

Together, we are transforming health care. Thank you.