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