Power of the Purse 2016 is set for Oct. 23 at the Fort Langley Community Hall.

Purses flooding in for women’s cancer fundraiser in Langley

In year two of this charity event, organizers are also going to be selling and auctioning off scarves.

Even event founder Darla Bracklow had no idea her concept for a purse swap with friends would turn into a huge fundraiser last year that garnered $6,000 for women’s cancer.

But Power of the Purse has not only raised much needed coin for cancer research, it has evolved into a fun, popular community event.

The second annual Power of the Purse fundraiser happens on Sunday, Oct. 23 at its new location in the Fort Langley Community Hall, from 1 to 4 p.m. And tickets are already selling fast, Bracklow said, noting the price of $20 each.

Bracklow has been collecting purses all year, and is “overwhelmed” by the outpouring of support received in the way of donations. In fact, this year, she’s also been collecting scarves that will be up for sale and auction at the event.

The afternoon event will also feature a wine and craft beer tasting, raffle, a selfie photo booth and other activities to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society BC Chapter. Bracklow said the goal this year is to raise another $6,000.

Given the speed with which tickets are selling, the volume of donations of purses and scarves she’s receiving, and the increase in capacity to 150 people, she’s optimistic it is achievable.

Tickets are available at JD Farms, Langley Advance, and Bob’s Steakhouse. For more information, people can follow Power of the Purse Langley 2016 on Facebook, or email powerofthepurselangley@gmail.com.

• Stay tuned to the Langley Advance for more about this upcoming community event

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