Curl For Cancer Fundraiser Honours One of Their Own

26 January 2016

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Curl for Cancer Fundraiser Honours One of Their Own

Montague Curling Club – January 31st, 2016

Islanders are invited to join the 32nd annual Curl for Cancer event in Montague this weekend.  It’s an opportunity for both beginners and those with lots of curling experience to enjoy a social event while raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Curl for Cancer was started in Montague in the mid 80’s by Carole Kennedy, and now takes place across Canada each year in support of advancing cancer issues.

This year the planning committee, led by Mary and Robyn MacDonald, for Curl for Cancer in Montague chose to honour a longtime member of the Montague Curling Club, Carol Sullivan, who lost her battle with cancer this past year. “It’s so great that everyone comes together to support the cancer cause,” says Larry Richards, Manager, Montague Curling Club. “Cancer affects every family on PEI in one way or another. It’s good to give back and every dollar raised helps in the fight against cancer.”

 

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, January 31st, with the second annual 1 km or 5 km Fun Run in honour of Carol Sullivan and organized by her sister-in-law Linda Roach-Cunningham.  Curling starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes all day. There will also be a bake sale, and thanks to the support of local businesses, many great items to be won in a silent auction.  All events are open to the public so feel free to stop by to and check it out.

 

“We hope everyone in Montague is proud to have created such a long-standing event,” says executive director Lori Barker.  “I am especially proud that Curl for Cancer was initially developed in Prince Edward Island and has been replicated by almost every province across the country.”

 

With the support and generosity of participants and volunteers, last year alone Curl for Cancer Montague raised over $4,000 which was used to support Islanders dealing with cancer.  

 

For more information or to register a team please contact organizer, Mary MacDonald, or Larry Richards at the Montague Curling Club, (902) 838-2513, or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Montaguecurlingrink

 

 The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization made up of local volunteers and staff working to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with and beyond cancer. The Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities. If you or a loved need help with any cancer related issue, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

 

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For more information contact:

Margaret Wilton

Revenue Development, Annual Giving

Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division

Tel 902-566-1713 ext. 2223 / cell 902-626-7899

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.