Everyone who has in anyway supported us in our fundraising efforts can be very proud of your contributions. We are now in the process of spending a big portion of the $20,000 plus that you have helped us raise.
As renovations of the Vanderhoof Chemotherapy Unit have been put on hold by Northern Health, until who knows, we approached the doctors and nurses of the unit to ask how we could best help now. At their request we have agreed to pay for a Colleague Triple IV pump used in dispensing the chemotherapy drugs to the patient. This pump will allow them to treat up to 10 more patients a week and cost approximately $10,000. They definitely have a need for it and were elated when we agreed to pick up the cost.
The executive of our group is meeting next week with the management of the new Cancer Lodge in Prince George. Our hope is to donate the funds to furnish one of the common area rooms in the lodge, with a plaque acknowledging our area contribution. This idea was met with the complete approval of the Vanderhoof Unit staff as a large majority of their patients will be going on to Prince George for radiation.
Radiation therapy is normally given Monday to Friday for a few minutes daily, sometimes for weeks on end, and the daily traveling is just not feasible for out of town patients.
Our fundraising is still going full steam ahead. Upcoming events include a giant garage sale to take place July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parking lot at Fields store in Fraser Lake. There you won’t find anything with a price tag on it. All items will be by donation.
Fall raffle tickets are now on sale with first prize being another beautiful quilt made and quilted by Alison Weibe of Fort Fraser made in memory of Fran Page with Fran’s Fabric. They are available at the Angels Care Gift Shoppe, which by the way is remaining open, and at the garage sale or from Judy Hunter or Jeanette Brophy.
The winner of the Father’s Day draw; a value of over $400 was Fran Barclay of Vanderhoof and the winner of the latest 50/50 was Melanie Chretien of Burns Lake.