A woman and her family will be getting a boost from a fundraiser this weekend. Glenda Schienbein received a diagnosis of stage IV cancer months ago, and since then, friends and community members have come together to help her fight in any way they can.
Last month, Glenda’s friends and family got together and died their hair pink to show their solidarity and support for her: pink, being Glenda’s favourite colour. Then, a steak night fundraiser was organized through the Canadian Brewhouse in town, open to the public, but attended largely by Glenda’s friends and family. Between tickets to the dinner and the silent auction, the event brought in $2,850 for the Schienbein family. Most of which was earned through the silent auction.
Another fundraiser is being held this weekend for Glenda and her family, by way of a horse shoe tournament at Sandy Beach Regional Park. A local pair, cousins Ty Gervais and Brittni Jezowski, are organizing the extravaganza, which will feature not only the tournament, but includes a supper, silent auction, raffle prizes, 50/50 draw, and a head-shave fundraiser, wherein people bid donations towards a person willing to shave their head bald for the cause.
“My cousin, Brittni Jezowski, and I decided one night that we wanted to do something for the family… because they’ve been so close to us. Just watching them go through what they’re going through is pretty tough. You’ve got to be pretty tough to do something like that and because of how much Glenda means to us, we figured, let’s try to do something,” explains Gervais.
Stretching beyond the scale of what Gervais and Jezowski thought it would be, the event garnered 24 teams of 2 players, each of whom signed up for a $40 entry fee, which included the supper. According to Gervais, 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Schienbein family.
“It’s more or less, honestly, for the three boys. What we want to do, is raise up enough money so that they don’t have to worry, financially, when they have to take a week or so off to go and help their mother while she’s doing her treatment and stuff.”
The tournament is this Saturday, September 10 at Sandy Beach Regional Park, starting at 10:00 a.m.