Gala for a ‘soccer mom’

Friends of a young soccer mom are putting on a gala New Year's Eve party to help her get through the next six months.

Emma Briscoe and her son Tayler.

Friends of a young soccer mom are putting on a gala New Year’s Eve party to help her get through the next six months.

Emma Briscoe is a 34 year old single mother of a 12 year old son, and she is a player on Aldergrove United Soccer club’s women’s team. She has just received devastating news that she has second stage breast cancer.

She will be going through a double mastectomy as well as chemo and most likely radiation.

Emma is a registered massage therapist but due to the radical surgery she is facing, will be unable to work for at least six months.

“We, her friends and family, are putting together a fund-raiser to hopefully relieve Emma’s worry of how she will be able to provide for her son while on her journey,” said Hilary McRoberts, a friend and fellow player with Aldergrove United.

“By putting on a New Year’s Eve Gala which will include dinner and dancing as well as a silent auction, we hope to generate enough money to get Emma through the next six months.”

Organizers are looking for items which can be included in the silent auction. They also invite locals to join them for the gala. A table of eight persons costs $500 and includes a buffet dinner and two bottles of champagne at midnight.

Guests may also purchase a table centre for $100. Each of the tables will be decorated with a special centre piece. Each sponsored centre piece will display the sponsor’s logo or business card. After the gala organizers will present the table piece to purchasers to enjoy in their office or place of business.

Emma’s New Years Eve Gala will be held at Langley Banquet Centre, 3227 – 264 Street, Aldergrove. Doors open 6 p.m., with dinner served at 8 p.m., along with a silent auction, raffle and cash bar.

Wear pink to show your support.

Cash donations to the ‘Kick It for Emma’ fund can be made at the “Emma’s Breast Cancer Support Fund” webpage:

To reserve a table or donate to the silent auction contact Hilary McRoberts at 604-626-0891 or 604-866-6873 or email to

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