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Event raises $1.74 million for Vancouver Island Centre

More than 300 guests attended the 10th annual Jingle Mingle fundraiser at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress on December 1. Presented by Proline Property Management, the event raised $1.74 million and received a commitment of an additional $1 million over three years from Thrifty Foods, a long-time supporter of the BC Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer Agency. The BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle has raised over $6.4 million in its 10-year history.

Funds raised will go toward the purchase of a PET-CT scanner for the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre—the first scanner on the island and the third in the province. Vancouver Island patients now have to travel to Vancouver for diagnostic scans. A PET-CT scanner is one of the most useful tools for obtaining a complete picture of a patient’s cancer, from diagnosis and treatment planning to evaluating the effectiveness of treatment.

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Sarah Roth, BC Cancer Foundation president and CEO; Vivian Chenard, Thrifty Foods manager, community relations BC; Lorne MacLean, Thrifty Foods general manager; and Alyssa Grace, BC Cancer Foundation senior director of development

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Eric Spurling, Proline Management founder; and his wife, Marilyn Spurling

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Lou Del Gobbo, BC Cancer Foundation VP and CFO; Andrew Sweeney, Phillips, Hager & North VP and portfolio manager and BC Cancer Foundation chair; and Dr. Malcolm Moore, BC Cancer Agency president

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Kayla Ottosen, Alpine Group of Companies manager; Stewart Young, City of Langford mayor; and Kelsey Young, Mayor Young's daughter

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Miranda Mundel, James Bay Secondary School youth and family counsellor; and Ralf Mundel, Thrifty Foods senior director of operations

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Lorne Campbell, Budget Blinds Victoria owner and 2016 Jingle Mingle co-chair; and Lorne MacLean, Thrifty Foods general manager

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Brenda Jagdis, Jingle Mingle committee member; Nancy Campbell, wife of 2016 Jingle Mingle co-chair Lorne Campbell; Jo Campbell, wife of the late Alex Campbell, Thrifty Foods co-founder and philanthropist; and Alyssa Grace, BC Cancer Foundation senior director of development

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Erin Glazier, Cushman & Wakefield associate; and Matt Davey, Ticket Rocket co-founder

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Kim and Lyndell Pullen, Church & State Wines owners