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Airport fundraiser nets $35,000
Hot dog sales don't normally raise $35,000 in one day.
But this hot-dog-fundraiser-turned-barbecue-complete-with-prizes was special, both in terms of the cause, and the Vancouver International Airport community who went out of their way to support it.
Earlier this year, Ron and Sarah Byrne received some heartbreaking news.
Their son, then 22 months old, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a condition that would require two years worth of chemotherapy.
On one hot July day, people lined up from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the proceeds covering the cost of medications not covered by the provincial healthcare plan nor the company's extended benefit plan.
Among the prized handed out to participants were a stand-up paddle board and round-trip tickets to Victoria, courtesy Pacific Coastal Airlines.
YVR for Kids made a $1,000 donation.