For 31 years, the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Annual Gala has brought us together to celebrate and raise funds to support the best in health for the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. You have gifted your money, your time and your trust in our organization. Your donations have changed the path of people’s lives for the better in our hospital and in our community.
After much consideration on how we might navigate our way forward during this unprecedented time, we have made a difficult decision. Now is the time for our Foundation to lead the way, to do our part to keep our community healthy and safe. It is with tremendous sadness that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Gala in October.
We know many of our friends in the business community are suffering. We know long-time sponsors and donors, unwavering and unfailing in their annual support are uncertain about a future that two months ago looked entirely different. Out of respect for them we will simply say thank you for everything they have so willingly given over the years, and give everyone in our community some time to catch their breath and return to a new ‘normal.’
We also know that our community is resilient and we will make our way through this together.
COVID-19 is having a real and tangible impact on our fundraising goals, but challenging times remind us how grateful we are for our dedicated supporters and all you do to make our work possible. We know we can count on your support in the future.
Please be safe, be well, and know that Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation looks forward to seeing you at the next Gala. We will welcome you with open arms and laugh, hug and dance in celebration of being together again at the 32nd Annual Gala on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Please save the date – it’s going to be spectacular!