Quesnel Elks support BC Transplant

Long-time Elk and recent heart transplant recipient Val Bergeron was happy to accept a donation for their Transplant Trot team

Heart transplant recipient Val Bergeron

Quesnel Elks donated $300 to Val Bergeron’s (a recent heart transplant recipient) Transplant Trot Team Val. They chose to support Val as she is a longtime Elk as were several of her relatives. Val, along with family and friends, are participating in the 5th Annual Transplant Trot, April 10 in Vancouver, which celebrates life after transplant, increases organ and tissue donation awareness across Canada and increases the number of registered organ and tissue donors. As part of their fundraising effort the team is selling raffle tickets on three lap robes. Anyone wishing to support Team Val can purchase tickets at Outback. Currently there are 562 British Columbians on the wait list for a transplant. In 2015, 21 British Columbians died while on the transplant wait list. However, 422 transplants were performed in 2015. 95 per cent of British Columbians support organ donations but only about 20 per cent are registered with BC Transplant. B.C. has three transplant centres, B.C. Children’s Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital and VGH (all in the Lower Mainland.) Left to right are: Elks Heather Foreman, Larry Foreman and Val Bergeron, Eileen Sallmons (double lung transplant recipient) and Elk Ralph Scott.

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