Every day I am humbled by the generosity of others. This sentiment is especially true when I think of the dedicated people who organize and host community events to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. We have many community events throughout the year, but I would like to draw attention to a few of the passionate people who have been organizing events for many years.
John Baines and his daughter Kelly started organizing Bowling for Boobs in St. Thomas Ontario soon after John’s wife passed away from breast cancer. This has turned into a two day, two bowling alley event! The bowling teams dress up and enjoy a fun filled tournament. Organizing this event has turned into a yearlong affair for both John and Kelly. http://event.bcsc.ca/p/1497/l/88/
Krista VanSickle from Scotiabank in Olds, AB is instrumental in organizing the Scotiabank Bowling for Boobs each year in her community. This year will be the fifth consecutive year where the employees of Scotiabank lace up their bowling shoes for a fun team building day!
Chris Carson and his colleagues at Symposium Café, a restaurant chain in the GTA and beyond, organize the Symposium Café Golf Tournament every year in August. Each year they have a full double golf course, with a shot gun start. They highlight their food and drink expertise and great service by offering such activities as wine tasting, hosted by their Pretty in Pink waitresses.
Suzanne Christie of Open Jaw Network Ltd, each year organizes a winter fun fest for the travel industry called Winterboob. This fun event has been running for more than ten years!!
We are very excited about some new 2015 Community Events!!!
The Commffest Community Film Festival, led by Sandie De Freitas, is an International Art Exhibit with auction proceeds supporting the “Society.” This event will run from Sep 23rd to 30th at the Rotunda in downtown Toronto. We are honoured to be partnered with such a high profile event. Thank you Commffest!
Check it out at http://commffestart.commffest.com/
Tough Guys Wear Pink is a four day bike marathon! Jonathan Boutin, Trevor Poulsen and William McRae will be biking 1000kms in four days from Ottawa, ON to Campbellton, NB, gathering pledges to fund breast cancer research. Show your support for these “tough guys” by pledging them on our Community Events webpage http://www.bcsc.ca/p/347/l/500/t/Breast-Cancer-Society-of-Canada—Community-Events
The “Society” funds over $1 million a year in breast cancer research. Up to one quarter of all donations come from fantastic community events hosted by people just like you!
Join these passionate people by organizing an event in your community. Funds raised will support breast cancer research because Research Saves Lives!! The staff of the “Society” will assist you with your successful event by creating a mini website for online pledges, creating posters, and sending out ribbons, stickers etc. as giveaways. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of so many.
– Marsha Davidson