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KBRH Health Foundation

Operation Owatz 2023

Set your GOALS: Movement Goal! Fundraising Goal! Create a team! Start fundraising! Sept 4 – Oct 15, 2023. A 6 week movement challenge & fundraiser to remember and honour Dr. Todd Owatz & Support the KBRH Health Foundation.
raised of CA$30,000 target
by 115 supporters
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Event: Operation Owatz 2023, from 4 September 2023 to 15 October 2023
Closed on 15/10/2023
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6 Weeks to Make a Difference!

Improve your fitness and fundraise to support health care in the Kootenay Boundary Region!

Operation Owatz was first launched in 2021, a year after Dr. Todd Owatz's passing. The goal of the fundraising was not only to raise funds for Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), it was also for people to build healthy habits and to improve their health through movement and fitness: a key strategy for Todd when he worked with his patients. 

Dr. Todd Owatz was a dedicated surgeon at KBRH. He supported his patients health journey by advising them to use fitness, wellbeing and movement as a means to get and stay well.

This movement challenge, over 6 weeks of activity, has allowed many people to improve their health, and provided the motivation to include some form of fitness in their lives. 

In 2023, our goal is $30,000 to support the purchase of medical equipment in the Operating Rooms, where Dr. Owatz worked.

Because I joined the first year movement challenge of Operation Owatz, I was able to benefit from increasing my fitness to a level that I now feel this is part of my daily life. If it weren't for this challenge, I would have been back in the hospital needing medical attention for a variety of needs. Thank you OO!! (2021 Participant)

Since 2021, over $70,000 has been raised for medical equipment used in the Ambulatory Care Unit @ KBRH. Year 1 donations purchased a Gastroscope, seen here with Dr. Lawe, a General Surgeon.

If we can get to our goal of $30,000 in 2023, that will mean over $100,000 will have been raised to support health care in the Kootenay Boundary Region.

Please help us hit that target.

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About the charity

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital & Health Foundation raises funds to support healthcare needs of 88,000 residents in our region, who receive care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Columbia View Lodge, Poplar Ridge Pavilion and Community Health.

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