Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dolly Boyko came by my office today to chat.  We reminisced about her daughter Krista. 


Krista had left this world way too young - Only 42 when she died in 2012 -  but before she went she inspired people to donate over $11,000 for the Drumheller Cancer Clinic through the Cuts for Cancer fundraiser at the Chop Shop. 


Krista Jean Boyko passed away at the Drumheller Health Centre in October of 2012. You might have known her from Whifs, where she worked for 17 years.  She was a friendly face there until her diagnosis of cancer made it too difficult to continue working.  Though its sad that she's gone, her legacy lives on at the Drumheller Cancer Clinic in the comfort measures that the Cancer patients enjoy there - the special treatment chairs were purchased, in part, from that fundraising effort.


Leaving a legacy such as Krista did can truly benefit your community.  It can be a small or large as you wish.  If you'd like to do something for your community through donations to the Hospital, please contact our office at the Drumheller Area Health Foundation.  We'd love to help you do so.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

FrankBoltz Presents the 1st Annual Hip-Hop for a Cure

I just met with Thomas Schow from FrankBoltz.
What a great person! He came by the office to drop off the $500+ in funds they raised at the Neighbors Corner Pub event. Looks like they really had a great time and did a great job of helping out the Drumheller Hospital!


It was all happening on Saturday night, March 25th - Doors opening 9pm at the Neighbors Corner Pub.  Tickets were by donation (Minimum $1/ticket) with all proceeds going towards the Drumheller Area Health Foundation. 


It was a sell-out crowd!
 
There were raffles, Door Prizes and a great line-up of entertainment.  There was 10 different hip-hop acts scheduled to perform.  This event was sponsored by Carbon Edge Graphix , Jurrasic Ink Custom Tattoo Studio

Hosted by Apollo XCll the performances were by
Limitlis MC, Bad Action, Kron!c Dabbis, Boreas Alive,  J. Mclean, Chad 'L.E 'Mcghie, Wes Paul, Red Rook, Invectrum and Headlined by Deevious Dee & FRANKBOLTZ



Thomas tells me that they are 99% sure this will be happening again next year at around the same time so be sure to "Like" his Facebook page at FrankBoltz.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Join Us In Celebrating the Tree of Hope


Each year the people of our community open their hearts and support the Tree of Hope Campaign in memory or in honor of their loved ones.  We share a ceremony, with singing, and inspirational message and the lighting of the Tree of Hope.  All fundraising from this go toward the Palliative Care unit.  Pick up an envelope at any of the reception desks or at the Foundation office.  Your ornament* will be placed on the tree commemorating your loved one.  Honorees will also receive a card to let them know of your gift in their behalf.  Their name and yours will be read at the Lighting of the Tree on Sunday, December 11th at 3pm.  Please join us for the singing and refreshments! (*the ornament shown is not exactly as used by us this year.  Come by and see what we have planned for 2016!)