Among those at the May 24 sold-out ICCHA/Wish Fund gala at the Colombo Lodge were, from left: Gita Patel, Amrita Ebata, Russell Ebata, Steve Lidguard, Kate Potter, Al Patel (ICCHA/Wish founder), Bina Patel, Atish Patel, Pravin Patel and Deep Parekh.
The campaign raises money for cardiac care at Royal Inland Hospital, with $175,000 collected in the past year.
The next year’s project is to raise approximately $160,000 for a C-arm multi-angle imaging machine to be used in RIH’s under-construction cardiac-care unit.
ICCHA/Wish Fund supporters continue to advocate for the creation of a catheterization lab and are raising money for that goal. A petition calling for the provincial government to add a cath lab to the hospital can be found online at iwishfund.com.