Million dollar match gives boost to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s $15-million campaign for new emergency department

 Emergency Response, the fundraising campaign to build a new emergency department at Langley Memorial Hospital, is about to receive a healthy boost, thanks to an an anonymous million dollar donor.

From now until the end of October, all donations to the campaign will be matched, dollar for dollar until the million dollar match is exhausted - resulting in up to a $2-million gift for the campaign.

“I can tell you that he’s a long-time Langley resident who believes in giving back to the community he loves,” says Vivian Smith, executive director of Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. “When he asked how he could make the biggest impact on the campaign, a match was an obvious fit. It’s a great way to inspire others who want to see their gift have a big impact.”

On May 28, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation officially launched Emergency Response, a campaign for Langley’s new emergency department.

Thanks to two transformational gift commitments - $2 million from the Skidmore family and $5 million from the Martini family - the Foundation was able to increase its initial $11-million campaign goal to $15 million – the largest campaign in Langley’s history – and respond quickly to a growing and urgent need here in Langley – an MRI Suite for the community.

The new emergency department is slated to open in fall 2020 and will double the current footprint and ensure that as Langley continues to grow, people in this community will have access to emergency care, in a space built to meet their needs.

The new MRI – a first for Langley - will be operational in 2019, and support over 7,500 exams within the first 12 months.

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For more information on Emergency Response, please contact: 

Terra Scheer, Communications
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation    
Direct: 604.514.6188   Cell: 604.613.1943