The lakecity’s Families Fighting Cancer group is planning a dinner, dance and auction fundraiser for Saturday, May 24.
The event will be held at the Sacred Heart Hall, says spokesperson Corry Williams.
Williams says the groups’ first dinner, dance and auction held in 2012 raised $27,000 for the cause so this year they have set a goal of raising $30,000.
She says half the money raised will go to the B.C. Cancer Foundation for childhood cancer research, and the other half of the money raised will stay in Williams Lake to help families fighting cancer.
She says the Families Fighting Cancer group is seeking help from the community to host the fundraising event.
“We are in need of feature items for our live and silent auctions, which will be the biggest part of our fundraising at this event,” Williams says. She adds the group would also be grateful for monetary donations to support the cause.
She says there will also be a hairdresser at the event in case anyone wants to raise funds by having their head shaved as they did during the fundraiser two years ago, or have long hair cut to be made into a wig for a cancer patient.
For ticket information or to donate for the event Williams can be contacted at 250-989-4320 or 250-267-6188 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.