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Posted: January 30, 2014

Dragonboaters’ $3,000 to Starlite and breast cancer care

Their commitment to supporting breast cancer care never ceases.

Last week East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Starlite Campaign received an additional boost of support thanks to a second gift of $3,000 from the Abreast in the Rockies Dragonboat Association.

The club’s two gifts combined to a total of $5,000 with the funds being stewarded by EKFH. Over the past decade the Dragonboaters have directed some of its fundraising proceeds to support breast cancer care initiatives at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Some of the memorable projects the paddlers have reinforced include a refurbishment of the EKRH oncology unit, funding to help purchase a node biopsy probe for the EKRH Surgical Team and most recently its visible and financial support for the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign.

Accepting the gift on behalf of the Starlite Campaign is one of the foundation’s newest board members.

Mark Dickson and his family moved to Cranbrook a few months ago. “I am humbled to accept this gift on behalf of EKFH. My mom has had a breast cancer diagnosis and seeing the generous support of the women involved with the Abreast in the Rockies Dragonboat team is so rewarding. It is also gratifying to know our foundation supports their commitment to giving back.”

The Starlite Campaign is entering its final week with the stars fading away at the end of January.

Above photo: Mark Dickson (EKFH Director) received a cheque of $3,000 from Abreast in the Rockies Dragonboat members Tootie Gripich and Sandy Zeznik.


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