Cancer survivor Rose Mainprize has been an inspiration to all her friends and fellow 2009 grad classmates during her fight for life from lung cancer. To support her treatments in 2012, a fundraising campaign was launched, including a live auction. Fundraising Coordinator Colleen Making reports that as a result of the success of Rose’s recovery and donations made on her behalf, they wish to establish a permanent ‘Rose Fund’ as a tribute to her courage and determination. $2,400 of the fund will be directed to the Oncology Department at the Shuswap Lake Hospital, for which a Symbic Infusion Device is required.
Former Shuswap Hospital Foundation Managing Director Eugene Casavant reported how this story is a shining example of just how compassionate and philanthropic this community is, as well as a reminder as to the importance of community-based healthcare. Congratulations and good health to Rose, and thank you to all ‘Rose Fund’ contributors.