Salituro equals success
A Kamloops family raised the most money ever fundraised for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by a non-incorporated group.
Anthony Salituro and his family have raised more than $500,000 for breast-cancer research since creating the Pink Ribbon Charity Ball 15 years ago.
At the beginning, Salituro’s goal was to raise a couple of thousand dollars for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, which he did.
Today, Salituro and his committee of 12 are well on their way to reaching the $1-million mark.
“The support from this city is incredible,” Salituro said.
“They just all want to be a part of the Pink Ribbon Charity Ball. It’s huge.”
Last year, the ball raised $96,000. This year, Salituro is expecting the event to raise more than $100,000.
This year’s Pink Ribbon Charity Ball was held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Colombo Lodge, with a sold-out crowd of 400 attending.
Salituro started the Pink Ribbon Charity Ball in 1998 in honour of his aunt, Josephine Bruno, who was diagnosed with breast cancer two years earlier.
Salituro’s aunt remains cancer-free.