JDF soccer players Grace Vanlierop

Cancer survivor inspires girls to fundraise for VGH pediatrics

A Juan de Fuca girls soccer team is turning a weekend movie matinee in to a fundraiser for the Victoria General Hospital.

The JDF U12 girls team, the Panthers, is hosting a showing of Megamind on April 30, 11 a.m. at the Caprice Theatre in Langford. All ticket sales are going toward the VGH pediatric oncology department, which focuses on childhood cancers.

The team was inspired by its teammate Jaimey Hamilton, 11, a Metchosin resident and two-time leukemia survivor.

“Jamiey’s spirit knows no bounds, and she has the heart of a lion, or should I say, a Panther,” said team coach Brett Soberg. “She lights up a room with her infectious smile and inspires those around her to work harder.”

“Jamiey is our teammate and she’s done so much for other people,” added teammate Angela Lane.

Parent and organizer Kristina Vanlierop said the girls want to focus the funds on the VGH pediatric oncology isolation room.

“The current room is drab and uninviting for kids. They want to make it better,” Vanlierop said.

“It’s great for the girls to get into the mindset about helping people.”

Tickets for the Saturday show are $5 and available at the door or at the Goldstream News Gazette office between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. until Friday.

 

 

 

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