by Rhonda Massad
More than 140 women gathered on February 21, in support of the little yellow house that could, the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) a haven for those living with cancer.
The annual event did not fail to provide entertainment to the local gals in the form of raffle ticket selling firemen, silent auction items that wowed, dancing, prizes and fine dinning at 40 Westt. Claudia Marques of The Beat Q 92 hosted the event.
“What a great night! Friends sharing amazing 40Westt food, dancing, winning prizes, being entertained and FIREMEN. All benefiting the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre, helping those living with cancer….does it get any better then that?” Debbie Magwood founder of WICWC asked.
According to Magwood the centre must fundraise to be able to provide the 800 plus hours of free programming that they offer every month.
“We are so grateful to those who attended and to those who choose the WICWC to donate to. Without the support of the community we could not survive as we get no funding from the government, Centraide, nor any hospitals,” she explained. “What a great community we live in. With all their support, it allows us to be able to continue to help those living with cancer.”