Local Cancer Care Benefits Thanks to our Community

Published Monday, November 23, 2020

Local Cancer Care Benefits Thanks to our Community

Pictured are Hood Equipment President, Bruce Hynnes, with Hood for the Cure Event Organizer, Cara D’Amours, present $7,575 to the Northern Cancer Fund, specifically for Breast Cancer.

Recent fundraising events give Northern Cancer Fund a boost

Hood for the Cure

During the month of October, Hood Equipment raised $7,575 for the Northern Cancer Fund, specifically supporting Breast Cancer, through fundraising activities, donations and pledges, with over 250 staff, customers and community supporters participating. Organizer Cara D’Amours was “overwhelmed with the response we had, particularly in COVID times.”

President of Hood Equipment, Bruce Hynnes said, “On behalf of our staff at Hood Equipment, we are so thankful for all the generosity of our customers and the community by supporting this fundraiser. I can speak from personal experience when I say our cancer center has a team of generous, caring individuals that delivered top notch treatment. It is such a comfort to receive such great local care at a very stressful time. Hood Equipment management and staff are honored to raise money for the Northern Cancer Fund and hope to continue the tradition next year.”


Holy Family School Dress Down Day

At Holy Family School, staff donate $40 each year to participate in dress down days, and then, collectively choose a charity to which to present the funds, which totaled $1,300. Principal Ryan Gatto said, “This year we had a former student receive a diagnosis of cancer and our staff wanted to direct the donation specifically to the Northern Cancer Fund, to continue to have local access to exceptional cancer care.”


Holy Family School Principal, Ryan Gatto and Secretary, Jodi Quadrilatero, present $1,300 to the Northern Cancer Fund, on behalf of staff, and in honour of a former student who was recently diagnosed with cancer.


Epicure Meal Kits

Local Epicure consultants Erin Kahkonen, Jacqueline Lahtala and Margaret Paglaro offered a delicious fundraising special with unique Weeknight Dinner Epicure meal kits for sale in October. $10 from each kit sold was donated to the Northern Cancer Fund. Altogether 35 kits were sold for a total donation of $350, helping to fund cancer care equipment at our Hospital.



St. Ignatius High School Halloween Costume Day

Students at St. Ignatius High School got into the Halloween Spirit for a good cause. A $2 donation to the Northern Cancer Fund allowed students to dress in a costume at school, in place of their regular uniform. Altogether $900 was raised, which will continue to provide HOPE for those diagnosed with cancer.


St. Ignatius High School Principal Mike Filipetti and Student Council President, Lorenzo Scimeca, present a $900 donation to the Northern Cancer Fund on behalf of students.


Barbells for Boobs at Superior Crossfit

Continuing the tradition of years past, Superior Crossfit once again hosted ‘Barbells for Boobs’ on Saturday, Oct 31. Owner and Coach Ron ‘Rooster’ Rost explained, “Barbells for Boobs is a worldwide Crossfit event raising awareness for breast cancer. Most gyms do a short workout called “Grace” 30 clean and jerks for time. This year we hosted our event on Halloween and encouraged everyone to dress up. Altogether we were able to raise $2,800 for the Northern Cancer Fund, specifically for Breast Cancer.”


Cullen and Maggie McCormack present a donation of $2,800 to the Northern Cancer Fund, specifically for Breast Cancer, on behalf of the Barbells for Boobs event hosted by Superior Crossfit.


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