Christ­mas spirit lingers as Ro­tary do­nates to cause in hon­our of mate

Alpine Observer - - News - By JUSTIN JEN­VEY

THE Li­ons Club of Bright has given the money made from its an­nual Christ­mas raf­fle to a foun­da­tion at­tempt­ing to find a cure for pan­cre­atic can­cer.

The ser­vice group chose to do­nate this year’s prof­its to the Pan­care Foun­da­tion af­ter mem­ber Tony Tamo passed away from pan­cre­atic can­cer last year.

At last Tues­day’s Ro­tary meet­ing, the club pre­sented a cheque for $2200 to Tami McMa­hon from the Pan­care Foun­da­tion.

Bright Li­ons pres­i­dent An­d­rina Crome said the idea to give to the pan­cre­atic can­cer re­search was in mem­ory of Mr Tamo who was a strong sup­porter of the an­nual raf­fle.

“Tony was a great sup­porter of Li­ons so af­ter pass­ing away in July we de­cided to hon­our him by do- nat­ing to the Pan­care Foun­da­tion,” she said

“We start sell­ing tick­ets in Novem­ber and go through to New Year’s Eve.

“Tony spent a cou­ple of years dili­gently sit­ting in town sell­ing tick­ets from about Oc­to­ber all the way through to the end of De­cem­ber.

“The first year he sold 5000 tick­ets, sit­ting there al­most ev­ery day, so we thought it was fit­ting to do­nate the money to some­thing that he was af­fected by.”

The club sold all 2000 raf­fle tick­ets this year with the win­ner tak­ing home $1000 worth of food while the se­cond place prize went to a Bright woman who won $500 worth of food.

In the pre­vi­ous two years the club do­nated its prof­its to breast and prostate can­cer re­search.

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