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Richmond resident hosting fundraiser to support kids with cancer

Fairy doors and artisan crafts sold to benefit a cancer foundation
Richmond tiny fairy doors
Tiny fairy doors made my Julie Wilson and her friend to help fundraise for the Wst Coast Kids Cancer Foundation.

A Richmond resident is raising money to support a foundation that brings food directly to the tables of families with kids battling cancer.

Julie Wilson, along with a couple of her friends, is selling handmade fairy doors and artisan crafts with all proceeds going to the Burnaby-based West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation.

Aside from fairy doors and fairy-related items, the virtual fundraiser will also sell fair trade products from Africa, blankets, cloths and other donated items.

Wilson said she appreciated that the foundation offers a food delivery program to alleviate the stress of grocery shopping for families whose kids are in post-cancer treatment.

“There’s often limited food options available when you’re stuck in a hospital room or you don’t have the time to run for groceries at home,” said Wilson.

“This foundation makes a difference in the lives of families and kids who are battling cancer or blood disorders at home and need a little support.”

When asked why she chose this particular foundation, Wilson said she discovered how difficult it was to access food for “just yourself” when she and her dad lived in the hospital with her mom a few years ago.

She said it resonated with her on how much support families need, especially when kids already have less interaction during COVID-19.

“We want to support an organization that is doing so much for families right now. That’s it.”

Orders are due by Friday, Aug. 27.

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