Book drive to help Greta and family

The event runs Sept. 26 and 27 in support of girl battling bone cancer

Greta Loewen

Greta Loewen

A book drive and sale takes place this weekend to help an Abbotsford couple whose six-year-old daughter is fighting a rare bone cancer.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Sept. 27 at Replay Boardshop and HOFA Art Supplies and Framing at 2485 West Railway St.

The public is invited to drop off or purchase books at the event, with proceeds going to the Loewen family.

Daughter Greta was diagnosed in December with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. She has since had ongoing treatment at BC Children’s Hospital and also travelled to Boston, where she received a type of radiation treatment not available in Canada.

Fundraisers throughout the year – including a bottle drive, a craft fair and an art auction – have helped cover expenses such as medication, travel, meals and living costs, as mom Heather and dad Tim stay by Greta’s side.

For more information about the book drive or to volunteer, email Greg at or call 604-614-4941.