An­gel Fund event a huge suc­cess

The Compass - - SPORTS -

rga­niz­ers are de­scrib­ing the fourth Sur­vivors, Pink Rib­bons and An­gels fash­ion show and silent auc­tion as an over­whelm­ing suc­cess. The glitzy event was staged at As­cen­sion Col­le­giate in Bay Roberts on Tues­day, Oct. 9, and raised some $26,000 in sup­port of the first New­found­land and Labrador chap­ter of The An­gel Fund. The fund was cre­ated by en­tre­pre­neur El­iz­a­beth Pil­grim, and pro­vides fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to those who have been di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer. Since its in­cep­tion, nearly $130,000 has been raised, and sev­eral dozen fam­i­lies along the Bac­calieu Trail have re­ceived help for ev­ery­thing from travel costs and wigs to child­care ser­vices and gro­ceries. The fash­ion show and silent auc­tion at­tracted a full house of 400 guests, in ad­di­tion to some 100 vol­un­teers. The MC was St. John’s Cen­tre MHA and breast can­cer sur­vivor Gerry Rogers, and New­found­land singing sen­sa­tion Rex Goudie was a spe­cial guest per­former. Pil­grim, who is one of seven core or­ga­niz­ers of the event, said she was “over­whelmed” by the level of sup­port. For more pho­tos, see slideshow

at www.cb­n­com­pass.ca

Carolyn Drover

Steve Ar­miger

Melvin Gar­land

Geral­dine Mahoney

Jean Madi

Per­form­ers with Vanda Maun­der Dance Stu­dio.

Lori Pike

Chan­tal Richards

Ce­line Biggs

Pho­tos and text by Terry Roberts/the Com­pass

Rex Goudie was a spe­cial mu­si­cal guest at the fash­ion show and silent auc­tion.

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