Buddy the Miner and Mining for Miracles representatives unveil the 2015 fundriasing total at Miracle Weekend on May 31, 2015
At Miracle Weekend on May 31st at the BC Children’s Hospital, Mining for Miracles announced the results of the organization’s 2015 fundraising efforts. At the event, the mining community’s longstanding charity in support of the BC Children's Hospital added $1,834,235 to the Miracle Weekend tally. At the end of the day, more than $18.8 million was raised during the 28th annual Miracle Weekend.
Mining Week 2015 has come to a close and we would like to say Thank You for Celebrating with us! There were 21 events across the province this year; from Smithers to Sparwood, Prince George and Kamloops, British Columbians came together in virtually every corner of the province to celebrate our dynamic industry.
In Vancouver we hosted the first ever sold out Opening Gala, where Minister Bennett officially declared BC Mining Week and kicked off the series of events that followed. More than 150 joined us at the Five Sails as we honoured John McManus as the Mining Person of the Year.
On Thursday, May 7th hundreds coalesced outside the Vancouver Art Gallery for the annual Teck Celebrity Pie Throw. This year the Pie Throw raised an astounding $1,066,184 in support of Mining for Miracles and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The afternoon was, as always, wildly fun, lighthearted but at its core focused on the very important initiative of raising funds to support BC’s sick kids. This year 100% of the funds raised are dedicated to opening a new CAUSES clinic at the BC Children’s Hospital which will use one genetic test to help diagnose kids with rare diseases, saving time, money, travel and stress on the families by getting to a diagnoses and treatment faster.
Karina Briño was once again paired up to go against Gavin Dirom and although Karina’s final total of $18,200 raised overcame Gavin’s $14,000, a little surprise was in store!
BC Children’s Hospital patient Jameson, with his father Doug, watch as Premier Clark speaks at the announcement of the new funding initiative.
January 21, 2015 – Prince George, BC –Mining for Miracles will help families solve challenges related to diagnosing rare medical conditions in pediatric patients with a new funding initiative for BC Children’s Hospital, announced today during the 2015 Natural Resources Forum in Prince George, BC. In 2015 and 2016, Mining for Miracles will raise $3 million through BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to support the development of the CAUSES Clinic. Premier Christy Clark joined the BC mining industry representatives to launch the initiative.
"BC’s mining industry has raised more than $23 million for BC Children's Hospital through this campaign,” said Premier Clark. “Mining for Miracles is a clear example of how our resource sector benefits communities right across British Columbia."
The new CAUSES Clinic will provide diagnostic DNA testing to support the accurate and efficient diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in children who would otherwise require numerous tests or might not be diagnosed at all. The CAUSES Clinic will also provide families with genetic counselling, clinical interpretation of complex testing results, and personalized recommendations for treatment.
(Buddy the Miner helps unveil the Mining for Miracles plaque at the new BC Children’s Hospital BioBank)
Mining for Miracles (M4M), BC’s mining community’s longstanding fundraising campaign for BC Children’s Hospital, is celebrating after raising $2.66 million in 2013 and 2014 toward the development of the BC Children’s Hospital BioBank, the first pediatric institutional biobank in Canada.
The group marked the official unveiling of the biobank at a recognition event held at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital on November 4.
Biobanking is a new and indispensable research tool that holds the potential to improve treatments and find cures for diseases affecting millions of children around the world. The BC Children’s Hospital BioBank will facilitate breakthrough medical discoveries that will improve the lives of children suffering from debilitating and life-limiting diseases.
TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 27, 2014) - The Hooked on Miracles Charity Fishing Tournament, which raises funds for the BC mining community's longstanding fundraising campaign, Mining for Miracles, raised more than $400,000 for BC Children's Hospital from June 19 to 23.
This signature Mining for Miracles event, which took place in Tofino, gives mining companies and suppliers an opportunity to come together to raise funds for the BC mining industry's charity of choice, BC Children's Hospital. Since its inception in 2011, the event has raised over $1.7 million to benefit children across BC and the Yukon.
Scott Broughton (Chair of MABC), Karina Briño (President & CEO of MABC) and the Honourable Bill Bennett (Minister of Energy and Mines) with provincial declaration of Mining Week 2014.
Mining Week is our annual opportunity to come together as an industry to celebrate the work that is done every day by the thousands of British Columbians that make up the BC mining industry. It is a chance to reflect on the past year, celebrate our successes and contributions and raise awareness about our important industry.
Mining Week 2014 was May 11 – 17th this year and more than 5000 British Columbians participated in Mining Week events across the province.