Photo submitted The Hough Memorial Cancer Society at their monthly meeting this month. They include Audrey Hyde (back from left), Nick Ives, John Andrews, Noel Donnelly and Mary Jane Engstrom (front from left), Verla Atchinson, Lynn Roberts, Cathy Passeri and Mary Telfer.

Hough Memorial Cancer Society raises over $84,000 in 2018

The Hough Memorial Cancer Society thanks our community for their generous donations of 2018.

The Hough Memorial Cancer Society thanks our community for their generous donations of 2018.

We have completed our year-end review and are pleased to announce that it is our best year ever. We collected over $84,000 in donations from you and have passed it on to the hospital by purchasing a state of the art Endoscopy Tower, a colonovideo scope and a Gastrointestinal video scope to complement the tower. Our goal this year is to add more up-dated scopes for the doctors to use with the new tower.

Hough was begun in 1972 by Lillian Hough in memory of her husband who lost his battle with cancer. Over the years we have raised over three million dollars to support our hospital and doctors in early cancer detection.

READ MORE: Hough Memorial close to equipment goal

Many people no longer have to make the journey out of our community for detection and of the early onset of cancer. Early detection often means an opportunity for successful treatment. All of the money raised stays and is used in Williams Lake to improve the quality of care available to you our community.

Our group is small, but we are dedicated to continuing our fundraising efforts. We always welcome new individuals to our group.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Seniors Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and the meeting. For more information, you can call 250-305-1186 or check us out on Facebook.

Do you have a comment about this story? email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Barkerville set to re-open in phases

Accomodations, shops, restaraunts to open June 18, exhibits and public programming July 3

P.G.’s Barb Ward-Burkitt named new chair of Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women

A survivor of domestic abuse herself, Ward-Burkitt has served as vice-chair since 2018

Williams Lake aims to hire own archaeologist

Mayor Walt Cobb said the hope is archaelogical assessments will be done in a timely fashion

Williams Lake teens organize protest in support of Black Lives Matter

Everyone is welcome to join in the protest which will get underway at 2 p.m.

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Williams Lake Tribune continue its mission to provide trusted local news

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Kelowna Mountie on desk duty following ‘aggressive’ arrest

The officer involved in an arrest that took place on May 30 in Kelowna has been placed on administrative duties

Protests shift to memorializing George Floyd amid push for change

‘There is something better on the other side of this,’ says Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom

Limit gun capacity to five bullets, victims group urges Trudeau government

Current limits are generally five bullets for hunting rifles and shotguns and 10 for handguns.

Vancouver Island’s current COVID-19 case count officially hits zero

Of the 130 recorded Island Health cases, five people have died, 125 recovered

Most Read