Meyer Memorial wages war on cancer

A charity softball tournament in Chilliwack this weekend will benefit three worthy cancer-related causes.

On the same weekend the Childrens’ Miracle Telethon hits local airwaves, a charity softball tournament takes place in Chilliwack to help a local child battling cancer.

Twenty-month old Alaina Parr was diagnosed with a brain tumour at six weeks old and has been enduring round after round of treatment since.

Proceeds from the Ben Meyer Memorial Softball Tournament will be split between her family (mom Marie and dad Chris), the BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency.

On-the-field action starts Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday at Townsend Park.

There will be a silent auction and a raffle.

Corky’s Pub is helping out, offering $10 burger and fry plates Saturday and Sunday, with $5 from each ticket sold donated back to the tournament.

The tournament is named in memory of Ben Meyer, who passed away from brain cancer in 2012.

Get more info at the tournament Facebook page, found online at or email