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‘A Barrow of Bucks’ Raised to Fight Cancer

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From left, Judy Neiser, chief executive officer, Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, Ted Price, director and designer, Anne Laughlin, producer, The Last Romance, Esther Prosser, community engagement coordinator, Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Miracle Theatre production The Last Romance has raised over $52,000 in the local fight against breast cancer.

Producer Anne Laughlin and director and designer Ted Price donated the money to Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation today to go towards Prince George’s new Breast Imaging Centre. The $500,000 centre is due to open this fall.

The comedy, featuring well-known actor Billy Vickers, was such a hit it was held over last month.

“We hired some of our favourite actors from across Canada so we were sure audiences would enjoy the performances,” Price said. “And the script has such an appealing story, but audiences were even more enthusiastic than we ever dared hope.”

Miracle Theatre’s previous production, Miracle On South Division Street, raised $42,000 for children’s programs at the Salvation Army Food Bank and 27 Million Voices last year.

Laughlin, who was inspired by her own bout with blood cancer, says they plan to donate their services again in the future.

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