In October 2011, the East Kootenay Foundation for Health launched its largest fundraising campaign — to raise one million dollars in a two-year period to bring a much-needed digital stereotactic mammography unit to the Cranbrook Regional Hospital.
Due to the incredible generosity of people and businesses in the Columbia Valley, as well as in Kimberley, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Golden, Yahk and all places in between, we are very close to achieving that goal in one year instead of two.
In March of this year, we held Clearly… a Breast Friends’ Bash at the Black Forest Restaurant to assist in the fundraising.
This event proved to be a wonderfully fun evening which raised over $14,000. Everyone who attended wanted us to do it again… so we are.
The date has not been confirmed yet, but it will be in October or early November.
All our models for the fashion show were breast cancer survivors, and so in keeping with tradition, I am looking for new models.
If you are a breast cancer survivor, or know of someone who is, please join us to celebrate the huge achievement of raising one million dollars in one year, by stepping forward to be a model. Contact me by phone at 250-342-9059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Submitted by Sheila Tutty