Van Raay's Legacy: A Testament to Community and Philanthropy

October 19, 2023

LETHBRIDGE, AB - The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation proudly announces a transformative bequest from esteemed local philanthropist, Cor Van Raay. This significant contribution stands as a symbol of Van Raay’s dedication to the enrichment and welfare of the Southern Alberta community. His lasting impact will undoubtedly benefit countless individuals and families in the years ahead. 
Allan Bartolcic, Executive Director of the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, commented, "Receiving this monumental bequest from Mr. Cor Van Raay fills us with profound gratitude. His relentless support for local initiatives has been a source of inspiration. With his gift, our Foundation will further its mission of touching the lives of Southern Albertans in profound ways." 
Cor Van Raay, a revered local business figure and an ardent supporter of community projects, always aimed to make a meaningful difference. Throughout his lifetime, he generously contributed to enhance the quality of care for both patients and staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital. The Foundation remains committed to realizing Van Raay’s vision of a resilient, inclusive, and flourishing community. 
The significance of this bequest will reverberate throughout our community, influencing innumerable lives and fostering further advancement in our programs, services, and facilities.
The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation offers its deepest gratitude to Van Raay and his family for bestowing upon us his philanthropic legacy. Through his bequest, we are better equipped to address the pressing needs of our community.
For media inquiries, please contact: 
Allan Bartolcic, Executive Director 
Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation 
(403) 388-6001  
About Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation 
The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising and accepting funds that support the goals of the Chinook Regional Hospital and Alberta Health Services in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.

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