On Sunday, January 31, the BC Hospitality Foundation will be matching funds raised up to $5000.00 to support a Vancouver hospitality worker recovering from a car accident this past December. With the support of the community and our industry, we can turn that $5000 into $10,000.
What: The Belmont Presents A David Bowie Tribute Fundraiser
When: Sunday, January 31st | Doors at 9 PM
Where: The Belmont, 1006 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Tickets: Minimum $10 donation at the door with 100% of proceeds supporting Rachel. Every dollar raised up to $5000 will be matched by the BCHF.
Music: The Bowie tribute will feature performances by Jordan Carrier, Jeremy Hora (Default), Jay Deachman, Jim McLaren, Erik Scott, JPNSGRLS, Best Night Ever, Heroes of 84, Eddie Gross, and The Faceplants.
On December 2nd 2015, Rachel Krumpholz, 22, was travelling in Alberta with her sister when they were involved in a severe motor vehicle accident. After hitting a patch of black ice, the two collided head on with a semi-truck that was parked on the side of the road. The ambulance transferred her quickly to a hospital where the full extent of her internal injuries were revealed, including a ruptured large intestine, a laceration to her spleen and a fractured neck, among others. She was airlifted to the U of A Hospital in Edmonton where they started surgery immediately. Since then, she has received numerous surgeries, with several complications and setbacks that kept her in the ICU for several days.
In spite of her continued challenges, she remains grateful to her healthcare providers and to her friends and family that continue to support her and send her warm wishes. Earlier this month, after nearly 40 days in the hospital, she returned to Fort St. John, BC, where she is determined to make a full recovery.
This fundraiser will relieve the stress and financial pressures she is coping with on her healing journey. Her doctors tell her that she will not be able to work for at least 6 months and will not be able to return to The Belmont as a server for several months after that. With the support of the industry and her community, she is hoping to focus on a full return to health. We can’t wait to welcome her back to Vancouver.
For more information, visit The Belmont’s Facebook page HERE.