Kimberley Dynamiters light up Starlite campaign

A month of pink sweaters nets $3000 for breast cancer support

L-R:  Donna Grainger (EKFH) accepts a cheque of $5

L-R: Donna Grainger (EKFH) accepts a cheque of $5

Last month the Kimberley Dynamiters skated in pink-detailed jerseys to support those dealing with breast cancer. The idea was to auction off the jerseys and raise some funds for a good cause.

They succeeded — raising $3,000, far beyond expectations.

Having raised that much the Dynamiter organization then looked to where their funds could do the most good locally.

They turned to the East Kootenay Hospital Foundation’s annual Starlite Campaign.

Donna Grainger of the foundation was more than happy to find a partner group to partner with the Dynamiters to light the third $5,000 star of the campaign.

“The Abreast in the Rockies Dragonboat Team was a natural fit as the group is made up of survivors and supporters from both Cranbrook and Kimberley,” Grainger said. “The paddlers took no time in approving a supporting $2,000 donation to the Dynamiters to show their appreciation for supporting any individual who receives a breast cancer diagnosis.”

The funds will be stewarded by EKFH for the oncology unit and breast cancer care.