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Bug Zoo donated to kids’ cancer charity

B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association recipient of $1,400 donation

Through the donation of two days’ worth of admission fees, the Victoria Bug Zoo raised $1,400 for the B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association.

The money will go specifically to the association’s family support program, which targets emergency needs for families with children with cancer. Family support initiatives include programs such as the Comfy Kids program, which helps get kids safely and comfortably to medical appointments.

“For all those people to come through the door and to have their donations go to the family support program is amazing,” said Susan Kerr, patient and family liaison with the B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association. “And for them to know that this is a true need in our community is just as important as the donations themselves.”



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