Book: Commitment to Caring

Commitment to Caring: Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary’s 100 Years, 1911-2011, ISBN: 978-0-9868333-0-4) by Andrea Lister. Commitment to Caring is the story of determined women, in a time before they were considered persons under the law, who fund-raised, sewed, canned, and knitted to establish Chilliwack’s first hospital.

In a time before medicare these women formed the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary in 1911 and recruited their sisters-in-laws, daughters, and friends to join them in their efforts and take over for them as they aged. They enlisted the support of the community in supporting the hospital for 100 years through wars, depressions, and social changes. They have left, and continue to leave a lasting legacy, with their hard work and dedicated volunteerism. Richly illustrated with seldom-seen photographs Commitment to Caring is a celebration of these women. All proceeds from the sale of this book go towards the purchase of equipment for the Chilliwack General Hospital.

The Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives in researching this book.

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