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The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation raises funds to support the delivery of quality health services in our region.

You can help by making your donation for Penticton Regional Hospital, which serves the entire region. We also encourage donors to designate their financial gifts to one or more of the Health Care Facilities we serve in Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Princeton and Keremeos.

The SOS Medical Foundation has entered the most ambitious campaign in our history. Coinciding with construction of the new $312.5-million David E. Kampe Tower at PRH, the Foundation is committed to raising $20 million for new medical equipment for the hospital expansion. We can do this with the community’s help.

Special events

  • Friday and Saturday, August 18-19, 2017 – Peach City Tees Up For Cancer ladies golf tournament at the Penticton Golf & Country Club.  Proceeds to the SOS Medical Foundation’s PRH campaign.
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 – The Summerland Yacht Club hosts the third annual Great Ogopogo Bathtub  Race at Powell Beach in support of PRH.
  • Monday, August 28, 2017 EllisDon Infrastructure, the province’s private sector partner in the PRH expansion, hosts a fundraising tournament at the Penticton Golf & Country Club.  Proceeds to the SOS Medical Foundation.
  • See website events calendar for full details.

David E. Kampe Tower

The physicians at Penticton Regional Hospital played an integral role in getting provincial government approval of the PRH expansion in 2014.
The Penticton Medical Staff Association produced this special video to thank local businessman David Kampe for his generous donations to the hospital.  The new tower is being named after Mr. Kampe to honour his tremendous support for PRH.

News From The Foundation

Tom and Sue Kelly of Kaleden have added to their ongoing support for local non-profit organizations with a major donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s $20-million campaign to supply the medical equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion.
(Photo courtesy of Owen Bruce)

Kaleden couple gives back with PRH donation

Christopher Society of Penticton trustees present $50,000 for Penticton Regional Hospital to Carey Bornn of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.  The trustees, all Knights of Columbus Council 3127 members, include president Jim Calvert (front centre), Dennis Ebner, and (back row from left) Len Breault, Rene Barone, Rick Wheeler and Woody Aschenbrenner. Missing from photo is Gene Lukey.

Christopher Society keeps on giving

Profiles – Stories of Inspiration

To read full stories click here

“The first diagnosis is very important. Our son Chris is here today because of the first action of a doctor.”

Chris and Cida Tennert
Chris and Cida TennertPenticton

“It’s essential, especially with the growing percentage of seniors.”

Fred King, Former MP
Fred King, Former MPKaleden

“Being in your hometown and having your care here is so vital.”

Bob Trask
Bob TraskPenticton

“When I first told them I had cancer, they said: ‘Mom, we’re going to help you get through this.'”

Brenda Coffin
Brenda CoffinPenticton