Yahk hosting Breast Fest fundraiser for mammography campaign

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Julie Giles with Marsha Plante (left) and Judy Dickson (right)

Julie Giles with Marsha Plante (left) and Judy Dickson (right)

When an event invitation in support of the A Clear View digital mammography campaign says, “Dinner will include a luscious chicken breast… Sorry, ladies, no squash! Dessert will be served in cups of various sizes,” you know it’s going to be fun.

And that is exactly what event organizer Judy Dickson and her committee are hoping for on April 14 at Yahk’s Breast Fest for A Clear View.

Dickson is no stranger to making a difference in raising funds for this vital campaign. In 2011, she and Marsha Plante stepped forward as supporters to get behind their friend and breast cancer survivor Julie Giles. The three are officially East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s faces of the campaign for the Creston area.

Penny A.P. Anderson, Yahk’s community event co-ordinator, said, “When Judy approached us to put together a fundraiser for the digital mammography unit and the regional hospital, we instantly said yes. After all, we believe we are the little town who could.”

The committee is busy preparing for the spring event, which will be held at the Yahk Kingsgate Community Hall and features a scrumptious chicken breast dinner, silent and live auctions, booby prizes, money tree and dancing with the Creston Community Band, which is donating its services for the event.

“EKFH is absolutely thrilled and honoured to be working with the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society on the Yahk Breast Fest,” said EKFH executive director Donna Grainger. “I am continually moved by the power of people who are the true heroes of this campaign.”

If you have any questions, need tickets or would like to donate for the auction or money tree, please contact Judy Dickson at 250-424-5580 or judy.dickson0@gmail.com.

— EAST KOOTENAY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH