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December 12, 2012

TELUS Donates $5M to BC Children's Hospital

BC Children's Hospital recently received $5-million donation from TELUS, a premier telecommunications company in Canada.

This generous contribution from TELUS will help the team at BC Children's Hospital to provide comfort and care to British Columbia's most vulnerable pediatric patients and their families. 

"On behalf of our 25,000 team members and retirees in British Columbia, we are honored to grant this gift to support the BC Children's Hospital," Darren Entwistle , TELUS president and CEO, said in a statement.

He further added, “We have been privileged to support the delivery of best-in-class healthcare to improve prognoses for critically ill and injured children and their families for three decades. Undoubtedly, undergoing treatment for a serious illness or injury is one of the most significant challenges that a child and their family can face. We are hopeful that today's gift will help our home province's children and their families in a meaningful way when they are being supported by the incredibly caring team at BC Children's."

Since 1982, TELUS has been supporting BC Children's Hospital. It has contributed $10 million and its employees and retirees have volunteered more than 20,000 hours of service to support the critical care provided at the hospital.

In addition to this contribution, TELUS will continue to manage BC Children's Hospital's Upopolis program, a safe online social networking site launched in 2009.

With the help of this program, kids can maintain a secure connection with family, friends, teachers and fellow patients.

In related TMC news, TELUS recently extended its wireline high-speed Internet services to La Romaine and Saint-Augustin and its 4G mobile network to Natashquan.

Edited by Braden Becker

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