A cheque for $20

Cancer car project gets funding boost

The Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop has donated $20,000 to the Masonic Cancer Car Project.

The Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop has donated $20,000 to the Masonic Cancer Car Project.

The money will be used to provide transportation from the Summerland and Penticton areas to the BC Cancer Agency centre in Kelowna five days a week year-round.

The service has been operating since 1998 when the cancer centre opened in Kelowna. Now four vans serve the Southern Interior including Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton. Throughout the province the Masonic fraternity operates 17 vans.

In the South Okanagan there are more than 40 volunteer drivers, including Masons, non-Masons, men and women.

The Summerland auxiliary has helped to support the project for a number of years with proceeds from the sales of used clothing and goods at the store on Victoria Road.

Locally the cancer car project is operated by the Summerland Masonic Lodge 56 and the Orion Masonic Lodge 57 in Penticton.



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