Where the Money Goes
Mining for Miracles is a partnership between BC’s mining industry and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) where volunteers from the mining community and our associated industries work together to raise money to improve the quality of health care for children in our province.
Over the past 25 years, BC’s mining industry has raised over $20 million for critical needs areas of the hospital, making BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) a recognized centre of excellence in children’s healthcare. 100% of the funds raised by Mining for Miracles is donated to BCCH. Some of the areas funded by Mining for Miracles in the past have been: an Imaging Facility to house a state of the art MRI system (2010), The CL3 Bio-Containment Lab (2008-2009), The Smart OR (2006-2007) to name just a few.
In 2013 Mining for Miracles will be raising funds to support the BC Children's Hospital BioBank. 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. This will be the first institutional pediatric biobank in Canada and will facilitate breakthrough medical discoveries that will improve the lives of children suffering from debilitating and life-limiting diseases.
There are many ways for you and your organization to become involved in the Mining for Miracles program. Please take a moment to browse the website for ideas on how to participate in this year’s campaign.
To learn more about what the funds supported each year, check out our History Page.