FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion will be the host venue next month for a fundraiser to help the family of a four year-old undergoing cancer treatment in Vancouver.
Four year-old Natalie Small was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in December, and has been undergoing treatment at BC Children’s Hospital ever since. Kelly White, the Recreation Coordinator at Peace Villa who works with Natalie’s mother Deanne, said she decided to get a fundraiser started to help with Natalie’s parents’ expenses in getting to and from Vancouver to see their daughter.
White said that since the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society is also currently raising money for the Smalls’ travel expenses, she wanted to help support the family’s quality of life while Natalie undergoes chemotherapy. The fundraiser event will be taking place at the Fort St. John Legion on Saturday, March 10th, beginning at around 8:00 p.m.
White said that local band SweetWater has offered to play live music free of charge, a live and silent auction will also be helping raise money at the event, with transportation being donated by a local shuttle company.
White said that organizers are still looking for items to be donated to the auction, in addition to volunteers.
Tickets for the fundraiser can be picked up at the Legion for $20. For more information, contact Kelly White at (250) 263-1827, or Irene Williams at the Fort St. John Legion at (250) 785-3917.