Local philanthropist Jane Brown Jackson has met her match!

For the second year, Brown Jackson matched up to $25,000 in donations made to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) resulting in $50,000 raised for an expansion to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The campaign was launched during National Nursing Week in honour of the exceptional care she received from nurses in the past and to pay tribute to their heroic work during the pandemic.

“We are incredibly grateful for Jane’s inspiring support and to the community for responding with enthusiasm, matching every dollar,” says Pamela Ross, CEO, RVH Foundation. “These donations will help more people get the advanced medical care they need closer to home.”

Brown Jackson said her gift to RVH was meant to honour the strength, courage and dedication provided by nurses and care teams during these unprecedented times, and to help the patients of tomorrow who will need lifesaving care in the ICU.

“I am humbled by the generous response so thank you to everyone who responded to my matching gift with a donation of their own,” says Brown Jackson. “As members of this community, we need to be there for RVH so that its dedicated medical teams can have the best space, tools, technologies and equipment to be there for us in our time of need.”

The majority of expansions, medical equipment and technology is only possible through the support of community donations. To learn more about how you can make an impact on patient so RVH can be there for you or your loved ones in the moments that matter most, please visit RVHMomentsMatter.ca