A Bit of Humour Never Hurts – Yahk’s Breast Fest

Submitted by EKFH on 06-03-2012

Yahk, BC… 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 if it’s going to be fun. And that is exactly what Judy Dickson, Event Organizer and her committee are hoping for on April 14 at Yahk’s Breast Fest for A Clear View event.

Judy 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 Julies Giles. The three are officially East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Faces of the Campaign for the Creston area.

Penny Ap Anderson, Yahk’s Community Event Coordinator shares, “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 Community Hall and features a scrumptious chicken breast dinner, silent and live auctions, boobie prizes, money tree and dancing with the Creston Community Band who is donating their services for the event.

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

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 email: [email protected].

Creston’s Judy Giles (centre) is surrounded with love by her supporters Marsha Plante (left) and Judy Dickson (right) as the Faces of the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign for the Creston area. ~ Photo compliments: Jeff Banman