Almost two months ago Karen Wilson began her quest to win the funding to bring a vital medical service to Golden.
“We live in a rural community in British Columbia. Highways are often closed in both directions regardless of the season due to avalanches, landslides, accidents, etc. Unfortunately, many of our residents have had to battle cancer. In order to receive treatment patients must travel a minimum of three hours to access vital care such as chemotherapy. I would like to have funding for trained medical staff to visit our community twice per month to provide cancer related services. Winning this community funding would make a huge impact on the quality of life of those battling the disease for whom travel is extremely difficult and sometimes not possible,” said Wilson in her online pitch.
Wilson has entered her idea into a Aviva Community Fund which is an annual competition that contributes $1,000,000 to create positive change in communities across Canada.
There are two days left to vote to get this idea into the semi-finals. Go here to register and vote.