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

  • Sunday, June 10:  The annual Take an Old Bag to Tea fashion show, hosted by the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Tickets $30 available at the PRH Gift Shop and show participants – Sass Boutique, Mi Amor Boutique, Peaches Lingerie, Three Wishes as well as Teas and Weaves. Proceeds provide medical equipment for the PRH expansion.
  • Tuesday, June 12:  A free public seminar on Will & Estate planning, 2-4 pm at the Shatford Centre next to Pen-High.  Lawyer Tom Kampman and financial advisor Justin White will present advice on planning your will and estate. Co-hosted by the SOS Medical Foundation and the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

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

Young romance still vivid for PRH supporters

From the Big Apple to ‘apple country’

Profiles – Stories of Inspiration

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

Chris and Cida TennertPenticton

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

Bob TraskPenticton

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

Brenda CoffinPenticton