Arts for Leukemia draws $2,400
May 24, 2011
On April 9, 2011, a silent auction fundraiser for the UFCW Leukemia fund took place in Ottawa, featuring donated art pieces. The event was organized with the help of Franca Johnston, Union Steward at Ross’s YIG in Nepean, along with her three sons Ben, Vincent and Matthew and their friends Emily and Rosa.
“A lot of hard work went into preparing this event but everyone had a good time and the final result was terrific,” said Union Rep Jacques Niquet.
The first time event raised $2,400 in just one day! Money was raised through the art auction and through a bake sale featuring great donated food items. Local artists generously donated their time to play music and entertain everyone all evening as well.
Thank you to everyone who participated and special thanks to those that donated their art and baked goods for sharing their talents for such a great cause!