Victoria mom of two with cancer receives financial support from BC Hospitality Foundation so she can visit with her family
September 24, 2010 (Vancouver, BC) The BC Hospitality Foundation reports it has provided financial support to 28-year-old Brenda Derkacz of Victoria, BC, wife of Old Spaghetti Factory kitchen manager Adam Derkacz. The donation will help fund family visits, childcare and accommodation during her stay in Vancouver hospitals for painful bone marrow transplant.
Derkacz has been battling cancer for the last three years. She was in clinical remission from her original sarcoma when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) last May. While she’s in the hospital in Vancouver, her husband stays at their Victoria-area home to look after their two small children. Adam has had to take time off work and co-ordinate childcare in order to visit his wife in Vancouver.Their bills for childcare, travel and accommodation during visits his to Vancouver has put the Derkacz family in serious financial need. The $5,000 donated by the BC Hospitality Foundation will help the Derkacz family cover these necessary expenses.
The BCHF wishes Brenda good health and happy visits with her family.
About the BC Hospitality Foundation:
The four-year-old foundation was originally created to help hospitality workers in times of critical medical need. The scope of the foundation has since extended to provide support for young people entering the industry through a scholarship and bursary program. In addition to accepting donations, the BCHF hosts fundraising events. Their next event, Dish ‘n’ Dazzle, is on October 25, 2010.