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.