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Williams Lake realtors team up to fundraise for breast cancer research

“It touches so many of our homes, parents, sisters, children and community members.”
Local realtors have started a fundraising campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer and to support fellow realtor Dana Hinsche who is undergoing breast cancer treatment. Pictured above are: Back row: (from left) Tim Johnson, Mark Johnson, Marilyn Martin, Adrian Kreis, Julia VanBeers, Trevor Bigg, Pauline Colgate Smith, Lynda Colgate, Shirley Marcotte, Amanda Price, Andrea Moe and Reani Fraser. Middle row: Carol Ann Taphorn, Linda Jorgensen and Court Smith. Front row: Jason Noble, Karen Gertzen, Dana Lynn Favel, Dana Hinsche, Janette Rennie, Sam Maliszewski and Ryan Best. Laureen Carruthers Photography Page 13 for story. (Laureen Carruthers photo)

Realtors from across the Cariboo are banding together to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research, and support one of their own as she battles the disease.

“It touches so many of our homes, parents, sisters, children and community members,” said realtor Linda Jorgensen. “Our colleague and close friend Dana Hinsche was diagnosed in March of 2021 and is currently fighting this disease. We offer our love and support to her and all breast cancer survivors and fighters.”

Jorgensen has had her own experience with breast cancer, as her mother is a survivor of the disease.

“It’s hard to watch someone you love go through it, it’s hard to watch anyone go through it,” said Jorgensen. “There are so many women in our community who are battling breast cancer. We need to fund research to get a handle on this disease.”

Jorgensen said she feels it was very brave of Dana to be a part of the Williams Lake Realtors photograph and fundraising team who are raising awareness and funds through the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. So far, the team has raised $2,000 online.

Jorgensen said she was also grateful to local photography Laureen Carruthers who donated her time to photograph the Williams Lake Realtors team.

“So many men and woman are fighting this ugly disease. If you would like to donate to this cause please visit our Team Donation Site. Together we can make a difference!

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Angie Mindus

About the Author: Angie Mindus

A desire to travel led me to a full-time photographer position at the Williams Lake Tribune in B.C.’s interior.
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