Apache Canada ramps up the fight against cancer

07 April 2011

Calgary -

Apache Canada Ltd. has once again shown its commitment to the fight against cancer by making another generous contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society.

The Calgary-based oil and gas company has donated $50,000, including a 2009 Dodge Durango SUV and enough money to cover the vehicle’s operating costs for the next three years. The donation also paid for the vehicle’s customized daffodil decals, the organization’s well-known symbol of hope and the cornerstone of the Society’s new national daffodil campaign taking place during the month of April.

The Society will use the vehicle for community fundraising events and for transporting cancer patients to and from treatment in the Calgary area.

Apache, whose Canadian operations are primarily focused in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, has a more than 10-year partnership with the Society.

“We’re very grateful for this significant gift from Apache Canada,” says Dan Holinda, Executive Director for the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division. “And we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the Apache team.” 

“Apache is very pleased to show its continued support of the Canadian Cancer Society and all the tremendous work they do for cancer patients and their families in the most difficult of times,” said Tim Wall, Apache Canada’s President and CEO.

“This disease knows no boundaries and helping fund an organization that’s solely dedicated to the fight against cancer is very important to all of us at Apache Canada. It’s really a privilege for us to be able to contribute in any way we can to such a worthy cause,” Wall added.

On April 8, Holinda and Wall will unveil the new vehicle at the Canadian Cancer Society head office in Calgary. Media is invited to attend.

 Who:

  Tim Wall, Apache Canada’s President and CEO;

  Dan Holinda, Executive Director,

  Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division

 

 

 When:

  Friday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 Where:

  Canadian Cancer Society

  325 Manning Road NE

  (outside in the parking lot on the south side of the building)

 

 

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Deanna Kraus

Media Relations Specialist

Phone: (403) 541-5375