CONTRIBUTION · 24th March 2011
No organization in Canada can match the Canadian Cancer Society’s record in fighting cancer. From the discoveries of research to reduction of cancer mortality rates, the Canadian Cancer Society has literally changed the cancer landscape. Relay For Life is the premiere fundraising event for the Society.
In 2010 the Northern Region of the BC Yukon Division hosted 12 Relay For Life events, achieving $1.5 million in revenue. Residents of northern BC benefit in many ways. In 2009:
•149 northern clients were assisted with transportation and accommodation costs when traveling for cancer treatment
•1174 northern BC residents stayed at one of the CCS lodges
•480 residents used our Cancer Information services, 63 were matched with trained volunteers on Cancer Connection, and many used the Volunteer Driver program to get to appointments
•26 children and their families attended Camp Goodtimes
The Canadian Cancer Society is building a Northern Lodge in Prince George to provide accommodations for northern cancer patients and their families while receiving treatment at a new BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North.
Every Canadian benefits from the work of the Canadian Cancer Society. They:
•Lead cancer prevention initiatives and fund outstanding cancer research on ALL cancers
•Empower, inform and support Canadians with cancer, their families and caregivers
•Mobilize Canadians to advocate for healthier communities
YOU CAN HELP in the fight against cancer!
Terrace is hosting their annual Relay For Life event on Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 10 pm at Skeena Secondary School.
Mayor Pernarowski is a strong supporter of the Relay For Life. He has volunteered to be abducted on March 29 by the ‘Walking Wonders’ team. Mayor Pernarwoski will be whisked off to New Attitudes Hairwaves at 4612 Greig Ave for the Luxury Lockup.
While there, the Mayor will contact potential donors in an effort to raise the ransom to be released. Beware Terrace! The Mayor could contact you! This is your chance to further support the Relay For Life.
Comment by Cindy Pernarowski on 30th March 2011
This event raised $2,082.45 with $$ still coming in! Thanks to all who donated and help make the even a great sucess!