Auction boosts YANA’s coffers

Over $60,000 raised at annual event for You Are Not Alone







The Comox Valley community has done it again, raising over $60,000 at the 2012 YANA (You Are Not Alone) dinner auction on Feb. 24.

This community organization that has just had its 25th anniversary has a long history of touching hearts and receiving tremendous support for the work they do.  This was certainly evident with this event, from the quickly sold out tickets and table sponsorships to the generosity of the bidders at the live and silent auctions.

Valley legend and long time supporter of YANA from its humble beginnings, Dave Stevens was at the microphone entertaining the crowd and getting the most out of the bidders.

Karen McKinnon of McKinnon Photography once again produced a heartwarming slide show.  This year, in celebration of 25 years, it told the stories of many children who have been helped over the years by YANA.  It was preceded by a heartfelt introduction by Karen telling of her own family’s journey and emphasizing the great need for YANA’s help.

Tremendous appreciation goes to all who contributed to this tremendously successful event; the volunteers, the donors, the attendees, the sponsors and the bidders.  It’s hard to imagine the Comox Valley without YANA helping families whose children have to leave our community for medical help in other centers.

YANA pays tribute to Sandra Williams, who founded YANA in 1986, and the many dedicated people who have since carried on her vision.

– You Are Not Alone





Comox Valley Record