ICCHA means “WISH”.

The ICCHA/Wish Fund was established in 2007 at the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in Kamloops. The goal of the ICCHA/Wish fund is to raise urgently needed equipment and services for Royal Inland Hospital.

We are a volunteer-based fund, supported by the RIH Foundation. This means that your donated dollars go directly to equipment and services at Royal Inland Hospital. Since 2007, the ICCHA / Wish Fund has raised over $1.4 million dollars for projects at Royal Inland Hospital.

“When someone is sick in the hospital, we wish them well but that is not good enough, WE HAVE TO DO MORE! A wish for a healthy community can come true by businesses and individuals giving something back for the benefit of all who rely on Royal Inland Hospital." - Al Patel, Founder


GOAL: $300,000

The ICCHA/WISH Fund is proud to announce the establishment of the new


(Est. September 30, 2019)

This CCU is the foundation of our ultimate dream of a Catheterization Lab, which will enable coronary interventions and stent placement in patients with heart attacks at RIH.

2020 GOAL: To raise $300,000+ and provide a state-of-the-art 3D Echocardiogram diagnostic capability  to the CCU. This will enable accurate diagnostics at the patient's bedside and help institute therapies promptly.



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ICCHA / Wish Fund Drive-Thru Dinner

November 13, 2020

Time: 4-7pm

Where: Colombo Lodge

Every dinner for two includes a bottle of wine from UDistrict Liquor Store, dessert and an entry to win prizes from fabulous local businesses in Kamloops. Celebrate your dinner on social media: #iwishfund

Win Prizes from: Blue Sky Clothing, Wine Kitz, Modern Family Boutique, Genesis Fashion and Beauty Complex, Riverside Small Animal Hospital & More!


50/50 Raffle

We are excited to announce the ICCHA / Wish Fund's 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the ICCHA  Wish Fund Coronary Care Unit! 

Potential Prize Jackpot $400,000.00. Actual prize based on 50% of total proceeds from ticket sales. 

Draw Date: Feb 12, 2021 @ 16:00 at Royal Inland Hospital - 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1

Please help us reach our goal. When donating using RIH Foundation Gift Tool Website by clicking the DONATE NOW button, please select ICCHA / Wish Fund as your designated donation (Area of Greatest Need) to ensure the donation is correctly allocated.

If you are interested in become a corporate donor, please contact us by email or phone directly. Thank you for your support!


Fundraising Progress

as of September 15, 2020

Your dollars go directly to purchasing the 3D Echocardiogram for the ICCHA / Wish Fund Coronary Care Unit. Help reach our community's goal to provide urgently needed equipment for our cardiologists.

Thank you for your support!


Become a Hero of the Heart

Our Heroes of the Heart will also be acknowledged in the ICCHA/Wish "Our Community Giving Back" magazine which will be distributed to 30,000 homes  by Kamloops This Week.

All funds raised will go directly to improving cardiac care at ICCHA/WISH Coronary Cardiac Care at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops.

“Have a Heart to Give For a Heart to Live.”


"Have a Heart to Give for a Heart to Live."

Watch the heartfelt stories of these incredible people who have suffered traumatic journeys just to receive basic cardiac care. We need more cardiac services in Kamloops so that when patients experience heart attacks, we can take care of our community.​

A BIG thank you to Colin Lyons, Dan Bader and Brad Van Goor for sharing their heartfelt stories about their out-of-town journeys to receive basic cardiac care.


Contact the ICCHA/Wish Fund

Get in touch with the ICCHA/Wish Fund to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.



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