June 25, 2019

Vij Family Donates $100,000 to Improve Colon Cancer Screening at Richmond Hospital and Inspire Others to Give


Manmohan and Kusum Vij, parents of chef Vikram Vij, have donated $100,000 in support of three new colonoscopes to improve colon cancer screening at Richmond Hospital with the hope of inspiring others to give.

Colon cancer screening can save lives by detecting non-cancerous polyps and cancer early. Colon cancer is easier to treat when found at an early stage.

With early screening, colonoscopes help physicians view the colon and remove smaller pre-cancerous polyps, if present, on the spot, sparing the patient from painful, more invasive surgery, and resulting in faster recovery times.

Richmond Hospital Foundation

For over 30 years, Richmond Hospital Foundation has raised over $100 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.


Jon Hicke
Director, Marketing & Communication