November 8, 2023

Community Rallied Together at Richmond Hospital Foundation’s Starlight Gala, Raising $1.3 million for Game-Changing Medical Equipment

Richmond, B.C. – The 2023 Starlight Gala, presented by the Greczmiel Family, at the River Rock Show Theatre on November 4, 2023 brought together over 400 guests, including generous sponsors and donors for an inspirational and elegant evening.

The event’s success was a testament to the community’s commitment to health care excellence, with donors generously making donations in support of the “See Better, Heal Better, Feel Better Campaign”, to equip Richmond Hospital with game-changing medical equipment that will improve access, enable faster recovery and enhance the patient experience. With a surprise announcement made by the Dan On Family Foundation during the gala offering matching donations during the Leadership Challenge, donors joined forces to help raise an astounding $1.3 million.

“The unwavering support of our community to health care is truly inspiring. The acquisition of game-changing surgical and diagnostic equipment will empower our health care professionals to provide patient centred and innovative care, making tangible differences in the lives of patients who rely on Richmond Hospital for their health care needs,” says Natalie Meixner, President & CEO of Richmond Hospital Foundation.

The Honourable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Penny Ballem, Vancouver Coastal Health Board Chair attended the gala as speakers, passionately speaking about the importance of philanthropy in advancing health care, and expressed gratitude for the community’s unwavering generosity. Minister Dix also took the opportunity to highlight government’s commitment in bringing the Yurkovich Family Pavilion into fruition, ensuring Richmond Hospital remains at the forefront of quality patient care.

The Richmond Hospital Foundation extends its heartfelt thanks to all attendees, donors, sponsors and partners who contributed to the success of this year’s Starlight Gala. Together, we are making a significant and lasting impact on the health and well-being of our community.

See Better, Heal Better, Feel Better Campaign

Better performance, better results is a driving force for health care teams with patients receiving the ultimate benefit. With an extensive list of critical surgical and medical imaging equipment needs, by supporting this campaign can help enhance diagnostic and surgical care in Richmond which includes improving access to diagnostic procedures for cardiac patients, elevating the treatment experience for those with breast cancer, and shortening the recovery time for patients who require hip surgeries and more.

Richmond Hospital Foundation

Over the past 35 years, Richmond Hospital Foundation has raised over $160 million to help fund vital medical equipment, improvements in patient care services and upgraded facilities. Our goal is to inspire joyful giving within our community to build a better and healthier future for Richmond.


YeeTak Lai
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