The annual Parade of Choirs in support of the Hough Memorial Cancer Society is coming up this Sunday featuring the songs of four popular choirs in the Cariboo.
The Cariboo Men’s Choir, Quintet Plus, and Cariboo Senior’s Choir from Williams Lake will be teaming up with the Eclectica choir from 100 Mile House for the concert taking place at Cariboo Bethel Church, starting at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 2.
Founded in 1972 the Hough Memorial Cancer Society is a registered local society with the sole purpose of raising funds to purchase cancer detection equipment for Cariboo Memorial Hospital.
Until a cure is found, early detection provides the best opportunity for successful treatment of cancer, says society president Bob McIntosh.
“This objective not only provides for early detection but also saves the trauma, time and expense of travel to other facilities,” McIntosh says.
“Much of our funding is donated by local service clubs, businesses and concerned citizens, in memory of loved ones and friends or simply donating to this worthy endeavour.”
Admission to the Parade of Choirs is by donation. Tax receipts are available on request.
Donations this year will go towards the purchase of a portable ultra sound unit for the ambulatory care unit at CMH.
“This equipment will be donated in memory of Dick Poole, a long serving member of our organization,” McIntosh. “He will be sorrowfully missed but not forgotten.”