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 opening of the new ICCHA/WISH Coronary Care Unit. This is the first step in reaching our ultimate dream of a Catheterization Lab for the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH).

The 2020 goal is to raise $300,000 and provide RIH with a dedicated ECHOCARDIOGRAM that will help reduce current wait times for non-invasive diagnosis at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC. 

Join us in our campaign to help reach our fundraising goal. 



Become a Hero of the Heart

For every $1,000 raised or donated by individuals or a family or work team, receive two complimentary tickets to the 12th Annual Red Carpet ICCHA / Wish Fund Gala on Friday May 8th, 2020 at Colombo Lodge, Kamloops, BC and be honoured with a custom plaque at our red carpet gala. 

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.”


12th Annual ICCHA / Wish Fund Gala

We want to keep our community safe.



All of our Vendors and Donors will continue to receive recognition throughout this time. We still invite you to join us at our 12th Annual Gala when we can safely announce our new date.

Enjoy world cuisine, silent and live auctions, balloon prizes, Bina's Bollywood Baazar and entertainment by the Slow No Tempo A Cappella Quartet and Jerry D'Souza!

Limited tickets are available by either a corporate donation (download donor package) or by a personal donation ($250 each). To secure individual tickets, please email iwishfund@gmail.com.

To become a corporate donor, please download a donor package by clicking the link below or by emailing us.


"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.


Fundraising Progress

as of February 10, 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.


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.



ICCHA/Wish Fund