Kimberley fundraiser nets almost $19,000

The evening for Jenna Homeniuk raises almost $19,000 for family of cancer patient.

The fundraising family dinner, silent auction and dance for 14-year old cancer patient Jenna Homeniuk was a huge success, raising just under $19,000.

The funds will be used to assist Jenna’s family as they help her through her battle with leukemia, and allow them to be with her at Children’s Hospital in Calgary.

Jenna, a Grade 9 student at Selkirk, was just diagnosed at the end of August and will spend at least the next eight months in hospital.

City Councillor Darryl Oakley says he attended the event.

“They took in just under $19,000 which is a significant amount of money. It was very well attended and really an amazing event,” Oakley said.

Anyone else wishing to help out Jenna and her family can donate at Kootenays Savings in Kimberley. Make your cheque out to Jenna Homeniuk in Trust.

Kimberley residents are also reminded that the annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research will be held this Sunday, September 16 at Centennial Hall at noon. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Run, walk, roller blade and more to raise funds for cancer research.