Dianne Heinrichs published her first book, Bubba Claus Helps Santa Spread Joy, just before Christmas. After losing her husband Myles to cancer and inspired by her own cancer journey, Dianne channelled her grief into writing a Christmas story using her husband’s holiday nickname, “Bubba Claus.” Over 700 books later, Dianne came to the hospital to present a cheque for $1,620 for cancer care at BTHC. The book has been read internationally, with people sending pictures from Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the United States and across Canada. Thank you to everyone who purchased a book and supported not only BTHC but Dianne as well!
The Morden Elks Lodge # 478 has given the proceeds from their Cash is King Lottery to the BTHC Foundation. $14,700 was donated to the Foundation to purchase equipment at BTHC. This year’s raffle was a sellout once again – thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in support of healthcare in our community!
Pictured left to right, representing the Morden Elks Raffle Committee, Rob Dudgeon, Gary Grabowski, Shannon Samatte-Folkett, Executive Director of the BTHC Foundation, and Cam Fehr.
Please note that the BTHC Foundation office will be closed from December 25th to January 1st. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd. If you’re dropping off a year end donation during that week, there will be a secure drop-off at the office or consider donating online at www.bthcfoundation.ca. We hope you enjoy the holiday season with family and friends!