Paul Chheu, owner of Crossroads Restaurant in Abbotsford, hosts the second annual Kiwanis SIGN Fracture Care fundraising dinner on Friday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Chheu, a Cambodian refugee, escaped the Khmer Rouge with his family in 1977.
Chheu, his wife and two children moved to B.C. in 2006 and purchased Crossroads (located at 1821 Sumas Way) in 2014.
Five non-profit organizations – two Kiwanis Clubs, a Rotary Club, Bikers Against Child Abuse and Abbotsford seniors – currently meet at Crossroads regularly.
Chheu wanted to help further when he learned that the Kiwanis Club supports SIGN Fracture Care International, a non-profit organization that provides free surgical implants, training and supplies to those less fortunate in the world.
The cost to produce the implant is $100. SIGN trains local doctors and has provided enough supplies to treat more than 220,000 injured people.
Cost for the dinner is $25. Those planning to attend are to RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.