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Penticton stamp club donates over $3k to SOS Medical Foundation

Local group has donated close to $70,000 for medical foundation since 2013
SOS Medical Foundation CEO Ian Lindsay (second from left) with Terry Lanning, Steve Steele and Harv Baessler

More than $3,500 in proceeds from stamp collection sales have been donated to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.

The Penticton and District Stamp Club, which has raised close to $70,000 for the medical foundation since 2013, recently presented the group with a cheque worth $3,609.85.

"We are incredibly grateful for the Stamp Club's support and dedication to supporting the communities of the South Okanagan Similkameen region," said Ian Lindsay, CEO of the medical foundation.

Funds, which came from sales of collections donated by Stamp Club members, will go toward the Oliver Thrift Store expansion. The work will aid the South Okanagan Health Care Auxiliary in its fundraising efforts and the Moog and Friends Hospice House in Penticton, the medical foundation said.

Along with raising funds for 16 facilities across the region, the medical foundation is also currently "tackling the rising cancer rates" with a $10 million oncology campaign, a press release reads.

The oncology clinic, which will soon be built on the third floor of the Penticton Regional Hospital, will expand the number of nurses and treatment bays to better serve the region.


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