Wasa Lions make $2,000 donation to A Clear View
Rural community living offers many things including the opportunity to serve.
The Wasa District Lions Club (50 members) are doing just that by making a $2,000 gift to East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s mammography fundraiser ; becoming one of many organizations who believe in the efforts of early detection for breast cancer.
This past Monday, members of the Wasa District Lions Club opened their arms with a warm welcome and opportunity for East Kootenay Foundation for Health to speak to the Club the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign. After a scrumptious dinner and time for friendship, EKFH”s Donna Grainger and Brian Clifford addressed the group sharing stories about the benefits of this leading-edge technology, the impact the faces of the campaign have had on and other heartfelt stories of past donations.
What is even more empowering is that the Lions made the unanimous decision to support EKFH, even though the club itself is working on a $85,000 project to rebuild its outdoor skating rink and an upcoming garage sale.
One of the Lions’ largest annual fund raisers is the upcoming Wasa Fun Days festival which is held on the Wasa Lions grounds the last weekend in May. This is a family oriented event with kids’ games, a parade, ball tournament and fun activities for all. The Lions also provide support to the local community through it’s We Care Fund, that provides financial support, and the use of medical equipment (wheelchairs, medical beds, etc) to anyone in the local area that may need support.
“Every time I attend one of these presentations with Donna, I realize that it isn’t just about raising money. The coming together of people and organizations through the A Clear View project is very powerful and meaningful. It is quite remarkable at the support the campaign is receiving,” says Brian Clifford, EKFH second vice chair.
If you would like to make a donation to the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign please visit EKFH’s secured website www.aclearview.ca.
Above photo: Members of the Wasa District Lions Club pause at their dinner meeting to take a photo with EKFH Executive Director Donna Grainger (Photo compliments of Wendy Davis)