Start your own fundraising page
Create your own fundraising page to track how far your high five goes! Challenge your friends, family and co-workers to support health care in BC. Participate and enter to win prizes for those who raise the most funds. Learn more
Enter the #healthcarehighfive Instagram contest
Join the #healthcarehighfive photo contest on Instagram in support of our health care heroes. Participate and enter to win weekly prizes and the chance to win a grand prize worth over $500. Learn more
Donate, Post and Share to win!
Get involved by joining our #healthcarehighfive challenge on social media and your post will be automatically entered to win a weekly $100 random prize draw.
Five simple steps to participate:
If you would prefer to donate via text please text HIGHFIVE to 45678 to donate $5 or $25 to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
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Throughout the campaign, we will be sharing incredible stories of patients surviving and thriving after devastating accidents, overcoming disease and complex conditions with the specialized care provided by the medical experts and teams at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre.
“They saw a shadow in my spine and it was cancer.
I had a 22-hour surgery to remove three vertebrae in my neck and put a piece of my pelvis there instead.
VGH is the only place in BC where this kind of complex surgery can happen so I was very fortunate to be able to receive care there.” – Michaela Baer
When David’s knees buckled and he was suddenly unable to speak, his wife recognized the signs immediately – he was having a stroke. He needed care only the VGH Stroke Program could provide.
“After surviving a horrific car crash in 2014, I didn’t know if I would ever walk again.
An ambulance came and took me to VGH where the amazing Dr. Marcel Dvorak conducted an eight-hour surgery on my spinal cord. For weeks after the surgery I was paralyzed from the waist down. The care I received at VGH was excellent, and slowly but surely, feeling returned to my legs.
I am so thankful to all the staff at VGH and everyone who helped me at GF Strong. They saved me.” – Lorraine Li
High Fives for Health Care will culminate in two broadcast events to celebrate our health care heroes and share inspiring stories of innovation, dedication and recovery.
Tune in on Saturday, November 14, 2020:
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