The YANA fundraiser at Charlie’s Auto Wash (beside Value Village) 380 Old Island Highway, in Courtenay, runs until August 31st. YANA will receive $2 from each Gold wash and $1 from each Silver wash. Photo supplied

Charlie’s Car Wash in Courtenay raising funds for YANA

Michael Seib the owner of Charlie’s Auto Wash (beside Value Village) in Courtenay is running the First Annual Car Wash for YANA and has already raised almost $2,000 for the organization.

Two years ago Seib was diagnosed with a rare cancer that required surgery.

“I ended up in hospital for almost two weeks,” he said. “Despite my own challenges, the hardest part was seeing kids there with me. I could only imagine how much more difficult it must be for them and their families so I decided to do what I can to help YANA help them.”

Although Seib has been fundraising for YANA through the car wash for some time he decided to kick it up a notch in view of the additional challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has had for charities.

“The majority of community-led fundraisers that are done on YANA’s behalf are group-based activities that unfortunately are no longer able to run,” said YANA’s executive director Kelly Barnie. “We are so thankful to supporters like Mike whose fundraising allows us to keep supporting YANA families.”

The fundraiser at Charlie’s Auto Wash (beside Value Village) 380 Old Island Highway, runs until August 31st. YANA will receive $2 from each Gold wash and $1 from each Silver wash.

YANA (You Are Not Alone) is a community organization offering help to Comox Valley families who need to travel for medical services for their children. Our purpose is to improve access to healthcare by providing travel funding and accommodation.

For more information on the non-profit, go to https://www.yanacomoxvalley.com/

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