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Patrick Chan helps raise $12,160 for Richmond Hospital Foundation

Patrick Chan signed a replica short program outfit for auction to benefit the Richmond Hospital Foundation. - Martin van den Hemel
Patrick Chan signed a replica short program outfit for auction to benefit the Richmond Hospital Foundation.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel

World champion figure skater Patrick Chan gave the Richmond Hospital Foundation quite a boost during his recent appearance in Richmond.

The Olympic silver medallist helped raise $12,160 for the foundation, by participating in a fundraising breakfast at River Green, a waterfront residential development just west of the Richmond Olympic Oval, and by donating a replica short programme outfit, which was auctioned off for more than $1,000.

"I am thrilled to support the Richmond Hospital Foundation and its continuing care of the Richmond community," Chan said. "Thank you to Aspac Developments for creating this fundraising opportunity and to all the individuals for their contributions."

Chan visited the Richmond oval last month, where he signed the replica short programme outfit and donned rental skates for some inspirational on-ice time with aspiring figure skaters from Vancouver.

He was welcomed as the honourary first member of the Aspac Club, which through its Lifestyle Partners program offers exclusive benefits to members who are homeowners of Aspac properties.

"We are all fans of Patrick and proud of all he has accomplished for Canada," said Natalie Meixner, president and CEO of the Richmond Hospital Foundation.

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