When someone is diagnosed with cancer it has an immediate effect on them. It also has a massive impact on their family, their friends and even their community. In short, cancer affects all of us.
The Yukoners Cancer Care Fund provides financial support to Yukoners fighting cancer and their families that are caring for them.
The Speaker’s Reception was created in 2012 to raise awareness of this fund and the incredibly important need for this program. On April 30 I was very pleased to host the 3rd annual reception. This year’s event was a great success.
During the Speaker’s Reception, the Yukon Hospital Foundation reported that in spite of limited funds, they have assisted 22 families in the communities and Whitehorse.
The Yukoners Cancer Care Fund and the Speaker’s Reception are about “Friends Helping Friends.” Well friends, this year’s event raised in excess of $19,000. Well done and thank you.
I want to express my personal appreciation for those individuals and companies that provided items for the live and silent auctions: Allison Eby Briden, Alpine Bra Boutique/MediChair, Amy’s Tea House, Angellina’s Toy Boutique, Armour Lawncare & Landscape Design, Bailey’s Pub & Grill, Blackbird Bakery, Canadream, Casa Loma Motel, CBC A New Day, Clean Choices Carpet Cleaning & Rentals, Dall Contracting Ltd., Earls, Faye & Jack Cable, Geraldine & Pat Van Bibber, Gold Originals by Charlotte, G-P Distributing, Hair 4 You, Hank Karr, Independent Grocers, Joe & Myra Iles, KFN, Lee Pugh, May Gudmunson, Meadow Lakes Golf Course, Metro Chrysler, Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters, Murdoch’s Gem Shop, Northend Gallery & Rambles: Kitchen, Home & Gifts, Northwestel, Office Supply Centre, Plantation Flowers & Gifts, Sandor’s Clothing Ltd, Second Show Kids Consignment, Speaker of Saskatchewan – Dan D’Autremont, Stacey’s Butcher Block, Territorial Auto Parts, The Electrical Shop, The Frame Shop, The Honourable Speaker David Laxton, Tony’s Pizza, Total Fire Protection
Village of Mayo, Westmark Whitehorse, Why Knot Massage, Yukon Brewing, Yukon College, Yukon Honda, Yukon Meat & Sausage, Yukon Yamaha.
I would like to thank everyone that came out and generously donated and bid on the various auction items. Your financial support is only surpassed by your generosity of heart.
David Laxton, CD
Yukon Legislative Assembly