Celebrate Life event in Pitt Meadows

Inspirational speaks, showings, music and food at Hollywood 3 Cinemas.

'Choosing to smile ' is the message Chilliwack's own Glenda Standeven practices and passes on to whomever she meets. Standeven is the keynote speaker at the Celebrate Life event.

'Choosing to smile ' is the message Chilliwack's own Glenda Standeven practices and passes on to whomever she meets. Standeven is the keynote speaker at the Celebrate Life event.

If you’re looking for something fun to do next week, Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Pitt Meadows his hosting a free party to “Celebrate Life” for anyone that’s been impacted by cancer, be it patient, survivor, or caregiver.

There will be music, food, and balloons, as well as “Fighter and Survivor” slide show, information on products and services, a showing of the award-winning documentary “C – A Celebration of Life,“ and two inspirational speakers.

The keynote speaker is Chilliwack’s Glenda Standeven. This force of nature has not just survived but thrived through adversities that would bring most of us to our knees. After losing her right leg, hip, and pelvis to bone cancer, she gave birth to her second son, won two silver medals in the 1990 B.C. Winter Games, saw her husband through a battle with an aggressive prostate cancer, had two books published, and became an award-winning inspirational speaker.

She has also garnered numerous awards for her volunteer and fundraising efforts over the last 25 years, including the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Guest speaker Scott Kehoe is on a mission. At 28, when he was thriving in the fast paced world of sports marketing, he was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia.

After a difficult but successful battle against the disease, his priorities had changed, and he left the world of sports to do everything he could to help find a cure, and lend his support to those still fighting.

As the fund development manager and peer to peer consultant for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – B.C./Yukon region, he is in a position to do just that, but it doesn’t end there.

He has recently founded Project 5ive, which is an online peer to peer inspiration and resource network for cancer survivors, and if there’s an event to help make a difference in cancer fundraising or awareness, he’ll be there, doing whatever needs to be done.

It all happens on Tuesday, July 19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Hollywood 3 Cinemas – 19190 Lougheed Hwy.

• For more information, visit http://missionpositivefilms.com/Celebrate-Life-Vancouver-24.html

Seating is limited. Register early at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-life-vancouver-bc-tickets-25940600033