Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Chair Ellen Peterson was on site this week at Cascades Casino Resort in Langley to receive a cheque for $10,742.70 given through GatewayGIVES, the corporate giving and community engagement program for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment .
This significant donation was made possible through a weekly 50/50 draw, which has been running in Cascades's Match Eatery & Public House since August of last year.
The initiative has seen great support from the community, with sell out events each Friday and Saturday evening.
Gateway’s Vice President of Operations, BC East, Ray MacNeil said that the hospital was chosen by Cascades employees because they believe in the important work the care teams do in enabling local health care improvements that provide better health outcomes to everyone in the community.
“We have been a proud supporter of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation for many years and are thrilled to make this significant donation to the Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Zone in the new emergency department, opening in 2020,” he said. “The support from the community has been overwhelming, with many of our winners across the weeks generously choosing to donate their prize directly back to the hospital foundation, or donating funds beyond the ticket price.”
Cascades will be continuing the draws each Friday and Saturday evening in Match until May and hope to raise at least another $10,000 by then for this amazing cause.