The Sporting Clays Club has raised $7,000 for the oncology department at St. John Hospital.
The Vanderhoof based club which is in its sixth year, is a part of the Nechako Valley Sporting Association (NVSA) . The annual event Take a Shot at Cancer is sponsored by the Sporting Clays club and the club has raised over $46,000 in the past six-years, specifically for the Oncology Ward at the hospital.
The funds are raised for the St. John Hospital Ladies Auxiliary Group who handle donations for the hospital.
Wayne Salewski of the Nechako Valley Sporting Clay division said they are proud of the fundraiser and that the event has been sponsored by the Integris Credit Union who have committed to a three-year funding of the program.
This support from Integirs will include promotion and on-site help from staff of the Vanderhoof branch on an annual basis, Salewski said.
“The “take a Shoot at Cancer” program would not be successful without the strong support of the Vanderhoof business community lead by Omineca Source for Sports and the Four Rivers Co-op as major contributors but it is also the many other business in our community that have supported us on an annual basis,” he added.
Rosalie Nichiporuk, chair of the St. John Hospital Auxiliary Group said everyone in the community is thankful and appreciative of the fact that Vanderhoof has access to an oncology department.
“This community is so great at supporting the hospital.”
“It is great that we have the oncology department here so it saves people time and effort to go farther when they are already going through a tough time,” Nichiporuk added.