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YVR for Kids raises more than $200,000

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice CEO Margaret McNeil spoke about the work done at the children’s hospice during last weeks YVR for Kids fundraiser at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.  - Martin van den Hemel
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice CEO Margaret McNeil spoke about the work done at the children’s hospice during last weeks YVR for Kids fundraiser at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.
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The 23rd annual YVR for Kids golf tournament and gala fundraising dinner was another huge success, raising well over $200,000 for Canuck Place and other charities.

Event chair Cheryl Hendrickson said the event was sold out, with locals also supporting various charities through bidding on silent and live auction items, as well as local businesses stepping up to sponsor the event. The event was held last Thursday at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.

“Without the community, you have nothing,” Hendrickson said. “Every year it never ceases to amaze me where we get donations.”

Among those in attendance were Canucks alumni Darcy Rota, Dennis Kearns and Gerry O’Flaherty, as well as B.C. Lions vice president Wally Buono.

Among this year’s beneficiaries are the Western Canadian Pediatric AIDS Society, which supports children living with HIV/AIDS in Canada, and Rubina Hope for Kids, which benefits children’s charities in the Lower Mainland, and is named in memory of Rubina Wong, who died when a massive tsunami struck a vacation resort inThailand. Also benefitting are the Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society and the Richmond Christmas Fund.

Sixty per cent of proceeds is earmarked for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, which is located in Vancouver.

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