Proceeds from cookbook to benefit cancer patients

A volunteer with the Central Alberta Cancer Centre is cooking up a plan to raise money for cancer patients.

Brandi Johnson displays a tray of cookies that she had just pulled out of the oven. Her kitchen is inundated with cookie material – from preparation to finished product.

A volunteer with the Central Alberta Cancer Centre is cooking up a plan to raise money for cancer patients.

Brandi Johnson, 20, has been unable to work because of problems with her back. While volunteering keeps her busy, Johnson says she decided to put her spare time and computer skills to work on a project that would help people who are being treated for cancer.

She has approached local businesses for money to help publish the first edition and is asking everyone she can find to submit recipes and kitchen tips.

So far, she has received about 40 to 50 recipes and an assortment of tips. But she needs a lot more. That leaves room for dozens more recipes to come in before Johnson’s self-imposed deadline of Dec. 15.

Once the recipes are ready to be compiled, Johnson will put the cookbook together and put copies up for sale with proceeds to support the patient financial assistant program at the Cancer Centre.

Jason Lyver, annual fund development officer for the southern region of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, has confirmed that his organization is aware of and supports Johnson’s proposal.

Anyone interested in helping is asked to call her at 403-506-5693 or mail their recipes to 30 Dixon Cresc., Red Deer, T4R 2H4.

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