Dr. Christopher Morrow and registered nurse Dianne Walter stitch up Marty the Marmot at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Thursday. The Victoria Royals’ mascot was also “hooked up” to a cardiac rhythm monitor, equipment the Victoria Hospitals Foundation hopes to purchase with the help of the WHL team’s Hockey for Hospitals fundraiser game Jan. 27. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

WATCH: Victoria Royals help out hospital with annual fundraiser game

Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign focusing on cardiac equipment

Marty the Marmot is feeling a little better after a visit to the Royal Jubilee Hospital yesterday to promote a fundraiser for Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

The Royals will support the foundation Jan. 27 with their fourth annual Hockey For Hospitals game, against the Calgary Hitmen at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre . A portion of ticket sales, 50/50 tickets on game night, and proceeds from the popular Chuck-a-Puck contest will go toward purchasing a cardiac rhythm monitor for the Royal Jubilee Hospital emergency department.

Proceeds from Hockey for Hospitals this year will support the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s $3.2 million Campaign for Cardiac Care, In a Heartbeat: Everyday Miracles.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

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