Kids Can Help team approaching $60,000

Team of Langley youth raising money for B.C. Children's Hospital

With just a few weeks remaining until the B.C. Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend telethon, a group of Langley youth are fast approaching their goal of raising $20,000.

To do so, the Kids Can Help team has a pair of events scheduled for May.

They will be hosting a fundraiser at the Great Escape in Langley (20645 Langley Bypass).

The event will be held on May 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $21 and that includes admission, two activity choices — out of Air Trek, 3D mini-golf, and Laser Tag — a small drink and a choice of either pizza or a hot dog.

There will also be a raffle, door prizes and a 50/50 draw.

The group is also planning a coin drive at the Langley Wal-Mart later this month and the Kids Can Help team is approaching $60,000 raised since they began five years ago.

It has been a bit of a different year for the Kids Can Help team as they have watched one of their own, Amy DeWolff, battle bone cancer.

“Since Amy was diagnosed with cancer and watching (her) go through her treatment, it has taught me more about friendship, bravery, teamwork and what the Kids Can Help team is doing is even more important than ever,” said Thomas.

DeWolff still attends most of the group’s meetings when she is able to and is feeling strong enough.