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Comox Valley cancer patient appreciates 'survival rations'

Online donations have topped $23,000 for the affable Gayle Bates, a well-known Comox Valley resident who is battling breast cancer.

Gayle is known for MCing fundraisers, instructing customer service training programs and teaching waste-reduction classes.

And for her colourful hair.

The single, self-employed mother and grandmother will not be able to work for about a year during treatments.

"Your thoughts and prayers are my survival rations," Gayle writes on the campaign website.

Organizers of a Bollywood-themed fundraiser April 4 at the Filberg Centre hope to raise about $10,000 for Gayle. The online campaign target is $65,000.

Those wanting to help Gayle can donate at www.gofundme.com/gayle-bates.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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