Run­way suc­cess

An­gel Fund fashion show raises over $17,000 for breast can­cer pa­tients

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

goes to­wards help­ing lo­cal women with breast can­cer, Pil­grim ex­plained the funds they raise may be used for such items as gas vouch­ers for women who have to travel for their treat­ment, coupons for meals or gro­ceries, pros­the­sis, wigs, and child-care costs.

She said the fund pro­vides up to $1,000 per year per pa­tient.

Women need­ing as­sis­tance from the An­gel Fund have to be re­ferred by a doc­tor or mem­ber of the clergy.

While breast can­cer is the most preva­lent form of can­cer among women, Pil­grim said, “ it is beat­able, it isn’t a death sen­tence and the out­come for many women is good. In fact, there are many hun­dreds of suc­cess sto­ries out there. We want to make sure that all these suc­cess sto­ries con­tinue, and more women con­tinue to beat this dis­ease.”

Headed by Pil­grim, the An­gel Fund com­mit­tee is made up of Dr. Michelle Zwicker, Helen Clarke, Dianne An­thony, Denise Dawe, Stephanie Smith and Melanie Sea­ward.

The group started out in the Con­cep­tion Bay North area last year. But their fundrais­ing ef­forts have been so suc­cess­ful they have been able to ex­pand to in­clude the en­tire Trin­ity Con­cep­tion re­gion.

These breast can­cer sur­vivors were among those who acted as mod­els for a fashion show or­ga­nized by the An­gel Fund. They in­clude, from left, Dianne An­thony, Betty Gosse, Mary Mercer, Mary Barnes, Pauline Crane, Verna Sprack­lin, Dawn Butt, Sylvia Dale, Ruth Snow and Suzanne Craig.

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