Please help Keith and his family.
For the last 12 months we have not seen many of our friends, neighbours and fellow islanders because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are going through so much, but the reality is many Bowen families are going through even more.
Many of you will realize that you have not seen Katherine McMahon at Cocoa West Chocolatier. She has been at home with her husband Keith and their teenage daughter Anna. Keith has a very rare form of cancer. The doctors are working overtime to help him. He is unable to work and Katherine has left her job to care for him and Anna is helping out the best she can.
When the family cannot work, everything that is already tough just becomes even tougher. Layer on a pandemic and a rare cancer and 2021 just plain sucks!
Joanne Mogridge (owner of Cocoa West Chocolatier) and I are asking for help.
The McMahons’ bills are piling up, treatment is needed, as well as healthy prepared meals. We are looking for donations to help them out financially. Any help would be so appreciated. Let’s show them some Bowen Island love.
After many failed attempts at setting up a Facebook fundraiser for them I enlisted my husband Paul to organize one on his Facebook page. It was quite successful. We were getting very close to our goal. Then the fundraiser was pulled from his page. Completely deleted from Facebook and all monies returned to our amazing donors. This broke my heart to say the least. But I am not going to give up. We will do this another way!
Joanne pulled together some amazing prizes for a fundraiser raffle for Keith and his family. The raffle tickets are $25 for one or five for $100. Each ticket gives you the chance to win this package: one night at the Chocolate Suite, brunch and lunch at Artisan Eats, dinner at Barcelona, Cocoa West Chocolates, health products from Sangre de Fruta, original Simon James print and a Fred & Ethel (Shed Works) Bowen Island Tea Tray. Keep it for yourself or re-gift this wonderful prize, all donated by some truly fantastic Bowen Island Businesses! Draw date has been extended to May 7 at Cocoa West. For those who have already donated by e-transfer we have your tickets.
Donations can be e-transferred to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by direct deposit into Bowen Event Rentals savings account at the First Credit Union or by purchasing tickets at Cocoa West Chocolatier.
Our goal is to reach $8,000. If you would like to contribute in another way please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Bowen Island.