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KC’s Boutique Fashion for Compassion raises $43,700 for the work of Hospice

Photo: L-R Cathy Dyck, NCHS Community Development Assistant; Karen Griffin, Connie Cyr; Owners, KC’s Boutique; Debbie Perry, NCHS Office Mgr.

Nanaimo, BC – May 3rd– Over the past 6 years, Connie Cyr and Karen Griffin, owners of popular ladies wear store KC’s Boutique have raised $43,700 for the work of hospice through their annual Fashion for Compassion high tea and fashion show.  Each year the event has sold out and continued to grow with this year being no exception. 221 women and 3 men 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 22nd.

Karen and Connie believe in giving back to their community and are long-time supporters of the work of hospice.  We are only one of the not for profit organizations that have benefited from their generosity.  Their community spirit makes Nanaimo a stronger & healthier community”  stated Paul Sibley, Hospice Executive Director.  “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.”

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 37 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


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Jeanne Fahlman, Director of Development, NCHS




Spring Fashion Show and High Tea Event Raises $6713 for Hospice

hospice-2015Nanaimo Community Hospice recently received a donation of $6713 from Karen Griffin and Connie Cyr at KC’s Boutique who hosted a Fashions for Compassion spring fashion show and high tea event on April 26 at the Nanaimo Curling Club. The sold-out event attracted 200 attendees. Funds raised at this event will go directly to support the work of Hospice in our community.

Pictured in the attached photo is Karyn French, NCHS Executive Director, Connie Cyr & Karen Griffin, KC’s Boutique and Shannon Farahbakhsh, NCHS Program Coordinator.

“Karen Griffin and Connie Cyr of KC’s Boutique have raised over $15,000 for Hospice over the past three years with their annual event – what an amazing duo!” said Jeanne Fahlman, Development Officer, Nanaimo Community Hospice. “On behalf of all our clients and volunteers I want to extend a huge thank to all those who attended and supported this event. Because of their generosity and the work of our wonderful volunteers, we can continue to provide free programs and services to our clients.”