Isabelle Diamond’s success as a fund-raiser for worthy causes is legendary in this province.
One of her many admirers says that it seems wherever Isabelle Diamond sees a need, particularly in the field of health care, she is there.
Mrs. Diamond has been most active on behalf of the B.C. Children’s Hospital, and is currently a member of its capital campaign executive committee. As a board member, she helped to instigate and chaired the first Crystal Ball, which has grown to become one of Vancouver’s most prestigious charity black tie galas.
To raise funds for oncology programs at the hospital, she helped coordinate the first CHILDRUN, a family run now in its 10th year, which regularly attracts more than 2,500 participants.
Perhaps her greatest coup was the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, one of the largest fundraising efforts undertaken annually in British Columbia. She has supported the telethon personally and financially for more than 10 years. The telethon has raised millions for the hospital and has consistently broken North American fundraising records.
Isabelle Diamond has recently turned some of her abundant energy to the task of raising money for the treatment of persons with AIDS with the Think Aids Society.
To all her endeavors, she has brought more than just her time and energy — she has brought a sense of caring, with dignity — setting a benchmark for all volunteer service in this province.