Fraser Lake & Area Cancer Support
Box 39, Fraser Lake, BC
Meet Judy Hunter, Jeanette Brophy & Janet McClure
When Fraser Lake resident Judy Hunter was diagnosed with breast cancer, she soon discovered that there was limited support available for cancer victims and survivors in Fraser Lake. During a routine medical appointment, she casually mentioned to her doctor that she wished there was a cancer support group, and her doctor said, “Why don’t you start one?” So she took that message to heart and launched Fraser Lake and Area Cancer Support.
Judy survived her bout with cancer, and now offers support to others who have experienced cancer themselves or know someone who has. The group meets for a monthly lunch where group members can talk to others about their experiences in an environment of mutual understanding and respect. Janet McClure is one of the group’s early members and right-hand helper to Judy whose passion is evident in her deep and ongoing involvement in helping to facilitate the group and raise funds. Jeanette Brophy is another key member with a passion for helping support those who have had cancer or whose lives have been touched by it. Jeanette pitches in with all aspects of the group from facilitating meetings to fundraising to coordinating volunteers.
The Fraser Lake and Area Support group is well known in the region for its artisan crafts. Much of the group’s funds are generated through crafting. Funds are also generated through private donations of crafts and artwork which are sold at various events and venues. All money raised goes to cancer projects in the region.
Caring. Supportive. Difference-Making.
Fraser Lake and Area Cancer Support is a grassroots, volunteer-driven support group made of like-minded individuals whose lives have been touched in some way by cancer. The group consists of cancer survivors, people currently battling cancer and people whose lives have been touched by cancer in friends and family.
Fraser Lake and Area Cancer Support meets every third Tuesday for lunch at the Autumn Services Community Centre. Membership is open to anyone. Cost of lunch meetings is one dollar which helps to offset the cost of rentals and materials. Group members and supporters produce hand-made crafts which are sold at various venues and events throughout the year in Fraser Lake to raise money for cancer support projects in the area. Fraser Lake and Area Cancer Support also undertakes other regular fundraising efforts with all proceeds going to area cancer support projects. In addition to cancer support, there are many opportunities for group members and community members at large to volunteer within the organization.
The Fraser Lake and Area Cancer Support group accepts donations of craft supplies from the community, including leftovers like wool and fabric scraps. All items donated are used for crafting items for fundraising.
- Box 39
- Fraser Lake, BC
- VOJ 1S0, Canada
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