A Kimberley Dynamiters Kidney Cancer Fundraiser is nearing its conclusion.
Kimberley resident Cliff Boychuck teamed up with the team to create a Kidney Cancer Canada awareness campaign, raising money for research and treatment.
He says the game worn green jersey auction has seen plenty of traction, with current bids totaling around $10,000.
“Our bids are coming in pretty strong,” Boychuck says. “We’ve had one bid of $750 and the lowest bid is $215, so it ranges all the way up.”
Bidding closes following Friday night’s game. There will also be a silent auction including other sports related memorabilia happening during Friday’s game.
Boychuck is thankful for the community supporting the cause, as he has stage four kidney cancer and relies on several medications for his treatment.
“Its unbelievable actually,” Boychuck says. “Kidney cancer is one of the very unknown cancers, its very rare. We’ve had unbelievable response from the community. We just appreciate everything they’ve done for us.”
The fundraiser also honours Norma Ennis, who died in 2009 following a battle with cancer.
Boychuck is running a barbeque ahead of Friday night’s game at the Civic Center with the help of Al Rice.
That gets underway at 4:30 pm.
More information can be found here.
– Cliff Boychuck, kidney cancer fundraiser organizer