Burger and a beverage fundraiser to support cancer efforts

Hoisting a burger and beverage can help Chas-Maria Chapter No. 76 Order of the Eastern Start keep up the fight against cancert and asist those striggling with the disease.

The Campbell River chapter is hosting a Burger and Beverage Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Chances Casino. Tickets are $25 each and includes a burger, frieds, beer or wine and a $5 casino card. Tickets are available from Lena at 250-923-3197 or Freddi at 250-287-9377.

Over the years, Chas-Maria CHapter has held many fundraiers to support their fight against cancer.

Chas-Maria has donated several pieces of equipment to the Cancer Room in the Campbell River Hospital and gives continuing financial support to the Cancer Library at the hospital.

The Order of the Easter Star in B.C. and Yukon provides funding to the B.C. Cancer Agency for the purchase of all types of equipment, scholarships for oncology personnel and free cancer dressings for cancer patients.

One of the Order’s special fundraisers is the cancelled stamp project where they collect cancelled stamps throughout B.C., trim, sort and sell the stamps to dealers.

They also collect new and used postcards. In 2015 – 2016, $6,277.65 was raised by this project and these funds are used to provide the material used in making free cancer dressings.

Since the inception of the project in 1954, $457,025.21 has been raised by the Order of the Eastern Star.

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