A fundraiser to support the Gericke family is now underway

April 2 fundraiser planned for local teacher fighting cancer

A fundraising campaign is underway for a local teacher recently diagnosed with cancer.

  • Thu Mar 24th, 2016 2:00pm
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A fundraising campaign is underway for a local teacher recently diagnosed with cancer. Geoff Gericke, a PE teacher at Acwsalcta, a husband and father of two young daughters, had an accident that resulted in a punctured lung two months ago. The resulting surgery to repair the lung revealed the presence of cancer. The family is now in Vancouver awaiting results and the subsequent treatment.

A Toonie Auction is planned for the Hagensborg Legion for Saturday, April 2. It is open to the public from 12 noon – 4pm. At 5pm the fun will resume with a dinner (burgers provided by Geoff’s baseball team, the Strikers), and dance with music by Wayne’s Buddy Rose. Tickets are required for the later portion of the event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Bella Coola or Hagensborg Post Offices. Larger items will be auctioned off live and the Toonie Auction will continue until the music starts.

If you are unable to make it to the fundraiser but would like to donate, Abra Silver is coordinating a donation box at Mountain Valley Organics for the family. Thank you in advance for your support!