This is a slight change from my usual work with BC Children's Hospital, but in the end all the money we raise goes to help children, and isn't that whats its really all about?
I was invited to be a part of the on-air phone panel along with 30 other members of the Vancouver EO chapter. We met early at the Coquitlam Cactus Club before it opened for a great breakfast, thanks to owner and EO member Andrew Latchford. During breakfast, we had a very inspiring talk from Peter Legge, who challenged our group to raise as much money in one hour on the phones and it would be matched by Vancouver Business icon Joe Segal.
I'm proud to say our group raised $50,000 during our brief time on the phones. We all tapped into our business networks and were amazed at the amount of giving we received. With the match from Joe Segal, that total was raised to $100,000 and all the money went directly to hearing aids for children. I was told over 40 children will receive state of the art hearing aids and the more importantly - the gift of hearing!!!