Darla Bracklow

Power of the purse raised more than $8,000

Langley fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society to support research for women's cancers

The “Power of the Purse” 2016 edition raised over $8,000 on Sunday.

Organizer Darla Bracklow said the fundraising event at the Fort Langley Community Hall for the Canadian Cancer Society had roughly 100 attendees, who took part in a silent auction of new and gently used purses.

“It was very gratifying to have so many coming out to support our fundraiser,” Bracklow said.

Bracklow said several were also cancer survivors, a number of whom were volunteers to the event.

Many local businesses supported the fund-raiser as well.

Monies raised were donated the Canadian Cancer Society with a focus on research for finding the cure for women’s cancers.

Committee members responsible for creating Power of the Purse were Darla Bracklow, Janice McWilliams, Karen Long, Peggy O’Brien and Melissa Rempel.

 

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