Community Rallies for Cancer Support at Annual Pool Tournament

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Community Rallies for Cancer Support at Annual Pool Tournament

Pictured, Rita Bannon Pool Tournament Committee

The 3rd annual Rita Bannon Memorial Pool Tournament took place this past May 3rd – May 5th at the Elk's Lodge in support of the Northern Cancer Fund. This heartwarming event brought together a community united in love and support to honour the memory of beloved sister, Rita Bannon, while raising funds for a cause that is close to the hearts of many.

Throughout the weekend, there were tears shed, hugs exchanged, and an overwhelming sense of camaraderie felt from everyone who attended. The tournament not only provided an opportunity to remember Rita, but gave participants a chance to connect with others who have been affected by cancer while providing an environment for healing, connection and support. It was a day filled with both reflection and joy, as people shared their stories and memories while also enjoying the friendly competition of the pool tournament.

The event was a huge success, and the support from the community was truly heartwarming. To date, the tournament has raised $64,500. The funds raised will go a long way in supporting the Northern Cancer Fund and the important work they do to provide care and resources for those affected by cancer. Soon enough you will be able to find a plaque honouring the event in the Cancer Centre at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Events like these are not only an opportunity to raise funds for important causes but also to provide a sense of hope and unity for those who have been affected by cancer.

As we reflect on the success of the tournament, we are reminded of the strength and resilience of those who have been affected by cancer. The event was a beautiful testament to the power of community and the impact that can be made when people come together to support one another. We look forward to next year's tournament and the opportunity to continue making a positive difference for those affected by cancer.


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