Various Fundraisers continue to help A Clear View

Submitted by EKFH on 10-05-2012

Cranbrook, BC… The A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign continues to garner support from many corners of the East Kootenay.

Over the past month there have been several fundraisers initiated by many individuals and organizations that are helping push the fundraising effort closer to its $1,000,000 goal. As of this week, EKFH’s Executive Director Donna Grainger reports that total pledges and donations have now surpassed the $770,000 mark and there is still a summer full of activities taking place.

Before EKFH looks forward to upcoming events it also wishes to recognize the efforts and gifts from these generous fundraising initiatives.

Thanks to Marlana Realini the organizer of the Busta Move for A Clear View for putting together a fun-filled family dance event in Kimberley. With help from the Kimberley Dynamiters, the North Star Figure Skating Club, the Kimberley Dance Academy and Zumba instructor Sue Inshaw a total of $1,683 was raised in support of the mammography cause.

A rally recently held by outdoor mud bog enthusiasts encouraged donations for a total of $250 when registering for the event thanks to A Clear View supporters Ken and Sheila Hansen the owners of Integra Tire in Cranbrook.

And after EKFH made a presentation to the Triangle Women’s Institute Regional Conference in Grasmere, the small but dedicated group of 12 volunteers donated $220 in support of individuals facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

“This is yet another example that the size of gifts we are receiving is not the total focus. It is in the gift of giving that truly will make the arrival of a digital stereotactic mammography unit for the regional hospital a reality,” shares Donna Grainger.

There are many upcoming fundraising events throughout the region including golf tournaments in Fernie (May 12 – Rotary Club of Fernie & Elk Valley Hospital Foundation), Cranbrook (August 24 – Boston Pizza/North Star Motors) and Invermere (August 25 – Celebrating Health Care ~ Kootenay Savings Credit Union). Deb Graham from Creston is busy working on a Pink Garden Tea (July 27 & 28) and returning for a second event is Stephanie Rogers with a Clothesline Sale & Silent Auction of artwork scheduled for Fernie on July 15.

The A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign hopes to break its own fundraising goal by reaching the $1,000,000 well before the two year campaign plan. EKFH launched the public campaign on October 3, 2011 and with your financial support we hope to reach the target one year ahead of schedule and are focused on hitting the mark by the end of Breast Cancer Month – October 2012.

Please consider making a donation today, visit and help EKFH and all those who have already given a gift help those living with a breast cancer diagnosis in communities throughout the East Kootenay.

Members of the Triangle Women’s Institute in Grasmere present EKFH’s Donna Grainger and Evelyn Cutts (Face of the Campaign for Fernie) with a cheque for $220 for the campaign.



Sheila Hansen on behalf of Integra Tire Cranbrook presents Donna Grainger with a cheque for mammography from a recent mud bogging event.