A fundraiser and celebration of life for Emily Wood, the Courtenay woman who lost her battle with cancer in July is scheduled tonight (Aug. 17) at the Mex Pub.
Near the end of June, Wood, 24, was given three to 12 months to live after she was told treatments were not working on the aggressive large-cell lymphoma cancer she was diagnosed with early in the year.
Husband Shawn Wood, 28, has announced he will create the Emily Ann Foundation, through which he will fight Emily’s fight by helping other people who are in her situation.
All proceeds from Friday’s event will be donated to the foundation. Cover charge is by donation, and there will be a raffle along with a variety of musical performances.