7th Annual KC’s Boutique Fashion for Compassion raises $10,337 For the work of Hospice
Nanaimo, BC – June 6th – Connie Cyr and Karen Griffin, owners of the award-winning ladies wear store, KC’s Boutique, have once again been major donors supporting the work of hospice through their annual Fashion for Compassion high tea and fashion show. Every year this popular event has sold out and continued to grow with this year being no exception. Over 200 women – and even several gentlemen, spent the afternoon previewing the latest spring fashions, learning how to accessorize and bidding on a huge array of items at the Silent Auction held at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on April 28th.
“Fashion for Compassion has brought in over $54,000.00 over the last 7 years – that is a huge contribution to our organization. These ladies are excellent community partners.” stated Janet Skinner, Board President of NCHS. “On behalf of all our clients, volunteers and staff I want to extend a huge thank you to Karen and Connie and to all those who sponsored and attended this event. Because of their generosity, we can continue to provide free programs and services to our clients.”
Photo attached: L-R Mary Tinling, (NCHS Board Member); Karen Griffin; Connie Cyr (Owners KC’s Boutique); Janet Skinner (NCHS Board President) Cathy Dyck (NCHS Development Officer)
About Nanaimo Community Hospice
Nanaimo Community Hospice, a non-profit charitable organization recognized as an innovator provincially and nationally, has been serving the Nanaimo community for 38 years and was the first community-based hospice established in Canada. Over the years they have trained well over 1,000 volunteers who have given in excess of 500,000 hours to support over 30,000 individuals and families facing dying, caregiving and grief. Currently, there are 250 volunteers working for the organization. Hospice programs are free and include professional grief counselling and volunteer-led group programs, palliative and caregiver support at home, in hospital and in care facilities, complementary therapies, a child and youth program, comprehensive library resources, and so much more. www.nanaimohospice.com
For more information please contact:
Jeanne Fahlman, Director of Development, NCHS