Raising Spirits is a fundraiser that has supported the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to fund the highest priority needs of the hospital. In the past, this has included state of the art equipment, world class expertise, innovative research and family-centered care programs. We have grown exponentially since inception in 2017 and to date have raised over $135,000. In 2019, we raised over $70,000 towards the construction of a new Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Calgary.
In 2020, we were unable to have the same large event and instead had to focus on virtual fundraising initiatives. Despite these unprecedented circumstances we were proud to raise $43,000 in support of Acute at Home – a program that provides clinical and therapeutic care for young people who need help but don’t need to be hospitalized, or who lack the ability to attend appointments.