Amanda Zais is participating in Lose the Booze, a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation photo: contributed

Kelowna woman challenges herself to Lose Booze to fundraise for cancer

The fundraiser has raised over $240,000 the past four years for the BC Cancer Foundation

Don’t expect to find Amanda Zais visiting any of the local wineries this February.

The Kelowna resident is set to take on the BC Cancer Foundation’s Lose the Booze fundraiser next month. Participants go alcohol-free for 28 days while fundraising in support of cancer research and enhancements to patient care.

Participants can be a team with friends and family or can choose to fundraise solo.

Zais says that the drink she will miss the most is an Okanagan favourite.

READ ALSO: Love on borrowed time: Cancer patients find romance despite terminal prognosis

“(I will miss) The fabulous Okanagan wines,” Zais said in a press release. “We have an abundance of incredible wineries here.”

“Supporting cancer research is extremely meaningful to me – we all have someone we love who is affected by this life-changing illness,” Zais said. “I am happy to lend my support in keeping our loved ones with us longer, and to encourage leading a healthy lifestyle at the same time. It’s incredibly important to me.”

READ ALSO: Transgender patients less likely to be screened for cancer: study

Over the past four years, Lose the Booze has raised over $240,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation.

With one in two British Columbians facing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, support from Lose the Booze has helped fuel research and improve care for people facing this disease.

To report a typo, email:


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Caged: Kelowna Falcons suffer 6th straight loss

The Falcons look for revenge Saturday night after a 15-5 loss

Pirko found guilty in the 2014 second-degree murder of Chris Ausman

A Kelowna jury found Steven Randy Pirko guilty of the second-degree murder

Grievance dismissed: Kelowna bus driver loses case after texting on job

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

UPDATE: Dog bitten by rattlesnake in West Kelowna “going to be OK”

The dog, Bella, is recovering after being bitten on a hike at Rose Valley Trails

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Sun and heat continue Saturday

Environment Canada forecasts highs of 30 C throughout the Okanagan Saturday

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Give Hope Wings fundraiser launches Saturday from Pitt Meadows

Flying marathon will benefit low income Canadians needing flights for medical treatment

Vernon seeks additional fetal alcohol syndrome support B.C.-wide

“We are making a difference but we could make even more of a difference”

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Gambler 500 hits Okanagan back roads

Hundreds of off road enthusiasts are rallying in the South Okanagan this… Continue reading

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Most Read