Lifestyle

A family gives back, again

From left: RCH Patient Care Coordinator Dianne Laird, Kelly Backman, Dr. Justin Cheung, Carole Backman, Chris Backman and RCH Foundation’s Barbara Becker. - Photo submitted
From left: RCH Patient Care Coordinator Dianne Laird, Kelly Backman, Dr. Justin Cheung, Carole Backman, Chris Backman and RCH Foundation’s Barbara Becker.
— image credit: Photo submitted

Kingston Construction has continued to honour the memory of its founder, who died of colon cancer in 2009, with another gift to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

The Surrey-based company, established by Ben Backman, more than 50 years ago, used part of its latest donation to purchase video light source equipment to help doctors diagnose patients by producing clear images with a scope.

In addition to supporting colon cancer prevention efforts, the Backman family’s latest gift will also support Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment plans.

The Backman family has donated to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation for more than a decade.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

5 free things in Vancouver, from parks to Gastown
 
Part III: Youth Dealing with Depression
 
Part I: Mental Health for Children and Youth – How to Get the Help You Need
Impose health rules on prostitutes: report
 
Randeep Match appeals drug conviction
 
Planned park-in on 72 Avenue cancelled
Three KPU scholarships and counting from SABA BC
 
Student duo wins community engagement prize with SCORE
 
Part II: Fear Not – There is Help for Children and Youth with Anxiety

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.