REPORTING · 17th September 2014
Corinne Scott, chair of the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation managed to get all the City Councillors, Mayor Joanne Monaghan included, to wear the Bright Purple Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign T-Shirts to Council on Monday, September 15th. Cookies were handed out to everyone who was present.
“We’re very, very pleased that Tim Horton’s contacted us a year ago and said that they are doing the Smile Cookie Campaign in Kitimat. We were the beneficiaries; the Hospital Foundation was the Beneficiaries of the Smile Cookie Campaign last year. They committed to the Hospital Foundation that every year in September, the Smile Cookie Campaign, all the funds raised from the sale of cookies for the entire week will be donated to the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation,” said Scott.
The campaign began on Monday, September 15th and will run until Sunday, September 21st. Scott thanked the District of Kitimat for supporting the Hospital Foundation. Doug Thompson, their ‘Equipment Guru,’ explained what they are.
He expressed they plan to purchase infusion machines for the hospital. They plan to buy between $30,000 - $35,000 worth of the machines. The Infusion Machines are a modernized version of the Drip Bag. They are computer driven so they can administer multiple medications with extreme accuracy at the same time. They have built in alarms to protect the patients.
He asked the public to get behind the campaign and order plenty of cookies. He suggested the public feed the neighbourhood kids, coffee breaks and purchase for the staff. Councillor Feldhoff stated there is a form which could be filled out to order cookies for orders of 1 dozen or more.