APPLAUSE: Community comes through in fight against cancer

NANAIMO – More than $4,000 raised thanks to generosity of businesses, individuals.

To the Editor,

Recently, the Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services held an event at Fibber Magees to raise funds in the fight against cancer.

We wanted all the funds raised to stay in Nanaimo, and after connecting with the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, decided the money would be split between the cancer unit and the palliative care ward.

We were overwhelmed with the Nanaimo and area businesses and organizations that stepped up and donated items and/or services to our event and the people who came out and supported us as well. Thanks to everyone, we raised more than $4,000.

We are well aware of how inundated local businesses are with requests for donations and would like to share with our community a huge thank you from VIVRS.

They are Space Finders, Ingrid & Ron Tanasichuk and family , Michael Gill, Nanaimo Theatre Group, Sylvia Wende, Phil Stiller at Intraworks, Precision Detailing, Breeze Spa, Kellers Jewellers, Ricky?s All Day Grill, Larry Rumming, Be Loved Aromatherapy, Clay Tree, The Port Theatre, First Choice Hair Cutters, Asteras Taverna, Paul Manly, Fairwinds Golf Club, Mid-Island Co-op, Landmark Cinemas, Turley?s, Glynis Hayes at Coast Realty, Terry Patterson of Cottonwood Photo, Wanda Brown, Bill Robinson, Save-On-Foods Terminal Park, Patty and Blake, Kelly Compton, Dami Sushi, Brechin Lanes, Carol Roworth, Home Hardware, Piper?s Meats, V.I. Fitness Centre, Pacific Shores Resort and Spa, Harbour Air, Tigh-na-Mara Resort, Great Canadian Oil Change, Jan Coleman & Captain Jack, Casey Corbett, The Soakhouse, Sue Christiaens, Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant, K.I.D.S. International, Karen & Daryl Cross, Fibber Magees, Debbie Provencher, Kiyo Salon and Day Spa, Sears, Balloons and Bears, and of course our fabulous VIVRS staff for donating their time and energy.

Liz Laird