Kelowna Hyundai and Buy Direct Truck Centre have donated over $10,000 to the new Interior Heart and Surgical Centre, to be put towards state of the art medical equipment, specifically in the Heart Centre.
The month long initiative to raise money was coordinated with the dealership’s Operation 200 promotion. For every vehicle sold during the month of April, John Kot and Guy Lemieux, owners of both dealerships, promised to donate $50 per vehicle, with the goal of selling 200 vehicles, to have a grand total donation of $10,000. Between both locations, a total of 202 vehicles were sold.
The Interior Heart and Surgical Centre (IHSC) will open in early 2015, to provide timely, much needed surgeries to patients who in the past may have had to travel outside the region for this level of health care. IHSC will provide the highest level of medical care ever seen in the Interior of British Columbia.
“We are proud to support the IHSC in their efforts to help residents gain treatment locally,” said John Kot, President of Kelowna Hyundai and Buy Direct Truck Centre. “As my daughter has been affected by a serious heart condition since birth, I can sympathize with families having a sick family member that requires very specific care.”