LETTER: Helping more people fighting cancer in the Sea to Sky

Families Fighting Cancer In The Sea To Sky is excited to announce that we have been awarded $13,700 from Whistler’s 100 Women Who Care, a community organization that quarterly donates $100 from each member to a local non-profit.

We are thrilled and grateful. With this generous donation, we can expand our mandate from being able to offer assistance only to  Sea to Sky Corridor families with cancer to be able to help all individuals in the corridor living with cancer.

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Eligible recipients can use funds to help pay for expenses associated with treatment or palliative care and through the first year of post-treatment recovery. 

In 2015, when we founded Sea to Sky Families Fighting Cancer In The Sea To Sky, we had a dream of being able to offer assistance to anyone living in the corridor facing cancer, however, we had to start small not knowing what sort of demand there may be. Over the last five years, the organization has supported 30-plus parents or dependent children living with cancer.  Now, with the additional funding, a two-year pilot project will offer assistance to all local residents fighting cancer.

Thank you to all the 137 Whistler Women Who Care for helping to make this expanded reach possible.

Michelle Williamson and Lisa Geddes

Whistler

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