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Diamond Dinner boosts Jager’s fundraising efforts

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    In September Heather Jager and teammates are set to take on a cross-country bicycle trip on the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, and thanks to the generous support at a Ladies Diamond Dinner and Fashion Gala in Delia, she is well on track to meeting her fundraising goal.

     On May 7, the Diamond Dinner was held in Delia. The event was supported by dozens of local businesses and individuals that donated items to the live and silent auction as sponsors and cash donors.
    One feature item was a return train trip for two in a Via Rail Sleeper Touring Class from Edmonton to Vancouver. Heather’s parents Pinky and Bob Tabor of Delia purchased this.
    Following the weekend, she was able to send $22,492.88 to children’s cancer charities in Canada.
    “We all experience challenges in our daily lives, but our challenges mostly pale in comparison to what kids and their families go through when they have to fight for their lives and live with cancer treatments and side-effects of the disease.  If your contribution helps even one child, you know it was well worth it,” she said in her blog.
    Not only were the auctions strong, but the fashion show also turned out to be a hit with volunteers modelling fashions from local shops.
    It wouldn’t be a diamond dinner without diamonds, and Jaime Ryan of Red Deer won the diamond pendant door prize donated by Hi-Way 9 Express and HB Industries of Drumheller. Susan Pollom of Drumheller won the Hanna Chrysler diamond ring raffle.
    Jager’s ride begins on September 8 in Vancouver and is slated to conclude on September 22 in Halifax, covering 6,800 kilometres in 16 days.
    This is her second time participating and she has set the goal of raising $50,000. So far, she is over half way to her goal.


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