The local Breast Cancer Peer Support Group plans to raise its profile with the first donation it has ever received – a $2,000 cheque delivered by the Kiwanis Club of White Rock earlier this month.
“We’re going to use it for printing posters to make awareness of our group, so those who are battling cancer or looking for support can find out where we are,” facilitator Twyla Hollett said.
The group meets twice a month at Crescent Gardens Retirement Community (1222 King George Blvd.), and has been running at least 18 years, Hollett noted.
“This is the first donation we’ve ever got – we usually raise our own money,” the South Surrey resident said, noting the contribution will also help purchase gifts for patients in hospital.
The group has between 30 and 50 members who range in age and are in various stages of breast cancer.
“For the women to just be able to come in there and say what they want and how they feel is such a comfort for them,” Hollett said. “We do more laughing than we do anything.”
For more information about the group, call Reissa Spier at 778-294-1436.
– Hannah Sutherland