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When the three Ruby Slipper board members, Brenda Rowe, Sandie Lanskail and Carolyn Spence, brainstormed for a way to raise the money to make Patsy’s dream come true, they wanted something that would honour her unique spirit as well as swell the Fund’s coffers. Hence the shoe and bag auction began (since expanded cheap canada goose to add bling). The idea was to sell new and gently used gear to the highest silent auction bidder.

The sale turned out to draw women like bees to nectar, and word spread like wildfire. The first event held at the Daily Roast quickly sold out, and the women were amazed to discover they’d raised $6,000 just like that.

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In addition to all the attendees’ generosity were the donations from the business community. There were tables of raffle prizes donated by Coast merchants ranging from high fashion items to a Kitchen Aid mixer altogether $23,000 of merchandise was donated and a further $7,000 of shoes and bags came from Nancy Palmer, owner of Lucys and Palmeros.

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