The BC Hospitality Foundation is matching funds raised at an event to support Rick Thompson, a veteran foodservices employee from Coquitlam, observed by doctors in 2015 to be the “sickest person in BC”. Every dollar raised for Rick will be matched by the BCHF, up to $7500.
Thompson is hoping to raise enough money for a pair of myoelectric hands called the Michelangelo. These hands will grant him the best chance of regaining his independence. Unfortunately these hands are extremely expensive and insurance only covers a very small portion.
Silent auction items will be graciously accepted for the event. Contact Vicki Cartwright at 604-526-1718 for more information.
Can’t make the event and want to donate?
A bank account has been set up on Rick Thompson’s behalf at the Westminster Savings Credit Union. Donations can be made in person at the branch or by calling 1-877-506-0100. Reference the Richard Thompson ” Hands for Rick” account (#467924706 plan 24 sub #1).
Long & McQuade has also donated the sound system for the event.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fundraiser. Let’s turn that $7500 into $15,000, or more!