B.C. Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle raises $500,000

A crowd of 275 Vancouver Islanders gathered at the Empress to enjoy refreshments while bidding on silent and live auction items

A little jingle plus a little mingle added up to more than half a million dollars for cancer research on Vancouver Island.

Generosity was running high at the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s swanky Jingle Mingle and new Jingle Soirée held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel Dec. 7.

A crowd of 275 Vancouver Islanders gathered at the Empress to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on silent and live auction items.

Jingle Mingle guests also raised their paddles high in philanthropic spirit for the event’s first Equip-a-Need – a way to raise funds for in-demand scientific equipment.

Proceeds from this year’s Equip-a-Need are going toward a state-of-the-art robotic microscope as well as other high priority research equipment at the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Vancouver

Island Centre.

 

 

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