Fundraisers


Get down and dirty at the 3rd annual Mudmoiselle!

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to host its 3rd annual Mudmoiselle; Ladies Mud Run. The event takes place Saturday, August 20th at Rotary Park-Adanac Ski Hill. Get down and dirty! Get ready for a day of mud, sweat and cheers! The Mudmoiselle obstacle course is a 5K stretch of the muckiest, filthiest, slimiest mud. This women’s-only event is open to ladies of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Whether you’re used to running marathons, running around the office or running after your kids. It’s where your inner child runs free while testing your endurance, strength and determination. But......

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Overcoming Adversity: Gabriel Rodrigues and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Meet Gabriel Rodrigues, a Laurentian and Cambrian graduate (as well as a former star soccer player for the Voyageurs), who has been all over the news lately.  Gabriel has quite the story to tell. At an early age (around 7 years old) he was suffering from some constant dizziness, double vision, and even woke up regularly from night terrors. Obviously a concerning matter, Rodrigues’ family sent him through a gauntlet of medical appointments, culminating in a CT scan confirming a parent’s nightmare… Gabriel had a brain tumour. Following this diagnosis, he was brought to Sick Kids Toronto for surgery, upon......

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Run for Hope with the Northern Cancer Foundation!

For the second consecutive year, the Northern Cancer Foundation is holding their Walk/Run for Hope, a marathon consisting of 1km, 3km, and 5km routes through Bell Park to raise funds and awareness for the Northeast Cancer Centre. It takes place Sunday, June 12th, with registration beginning at 10:00am. We spoke with Shane Gordon, Community Development Coordinator for the Northern Cancer Foundation, about this year’s event, their 2016 goal, and what they have planned in the upcoming months! First off, can you tell us a little bit about the Walk/Run for Hope? How many years has the NCF hosted this......

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Join the Fight: NCF Walk/Run for Hope

On Sunday, June 12th, the Northern Cancer Foundation & Funds are hosting their 2016 Cancer Centre Walk/Run for Hope! The run will take place at the William Bell Gazebo at Bell Park, with registration beginning at 10:00am and the walk/run at 11:00am. This year, participants have the option to partake in a 1km, 3km, or 5km route. Registration fee is $35, which includes a Cancer Centre Walk/Run for Hope T-Shirt and lunch. All ages are welcome, as children ages 12 and under can take part for free! Grab your family and friends, get outside, and get ready to help......

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FCR: cooking up a storm for Relay For Life & Heart and Stroke!

On Friday, May 13th Freelandt Caldwell Reilly LLP (FCR) hosted a block BBQ outside their office to raise funds and awareness for the Relay for Life and Heart & Stroke Big Bike – two events members of their staff participate in every year. The FCR Community Development Committee organized the BBQ and they invited corporate colleagues and nearby business associates. Volunteers from FCR set up the venue under a corporate tent and served visitors hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages provided by the “Dog Father” (Joe and Casey Reilly) as well as drinks and a baking table. Between 11:30 a.m. and......

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1Saves8 Crusades For Organ Donation

The entire city felt the loss May 2015 when beloved radio host Rich Griffin passed away suddenly. The loss was not entirely without hope though as Rich, a registered organ donor was able to save 5 lives and impact countless others. “Rich had a big heart, and it now beats on. Yours can too”, this is the message we saw displayed on Kingsway Boulevard with the launch of 1Saves8, founded by wife Nancy Griffin, and has been an inspiration to us all of how simple it can be to have a huge impact. With their Griff’s Anatomy Gala coming......

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GET A TASTE FOR LIFE TODAY!

Don’t have any dinner plans yet? Perfect! Réseau ACCESS Network wants to invite you out for A Taste for Life! At the networks annual fundraiser 25% of the sale of meals at participating restaurants go right back to Réseau ACCESS Network allowing them to continue providing vital services to the community. What services you ask? Réseau ACCESS Network provides direct client services (such as counselling, case management etc.), education and prevention services, and volunteer services for those living with HIV/AIDS, HEP C or at risk of contracting. Join Réseau ACCESS Network  for lunch or dinner today at any of......

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Canadian Cancer Society will Paint the Downtown Yellow!

Did you know that April is Daffodil Month? The Canadian Cancer Society hosts Daffodil Month, their largest campaign, to raise funds for vital cancer research and support services. Last year, in honour of Daffodil Month, the Canadian Cancer Society, Sudbury& District office created Paint the Downtown Yellow – which raised $1,486.87 –  and the Bankers Corner Challenge – which raised $6,403.57 overall. This year’s Bankers Corner Challenge takes place today from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with TD, Scotia, BMO and RBX competing from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Downtown Sudbury Businesses -Downtown Sudbury Group, Vianet, Fuel Multimedia and SRO......

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Take a Walk Down Taste Street

This year marks the third annual Taste St. fundraising event, hosted by the Health Sciences North Foundation. The 2016 theme is “Graffiti Alley”, which will be an evening filled with food and drink from over 15 local vendors. Read on to find out all of the details about this year’s fundraiser, their vendors, and find out how you can get your hands on some tickets to Walt Disney World! What can we expect at this year’s Taste St. event? What is the theme, and how will it differ from previous years? On Friday, April 1, 2016, Health Sciences North......

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Laurentian’s Relay for Life: A Walk to Remember

Event: March 5th, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. @ Ben Avery Gymnasium Website: www.relayforlife.ca/laurentianu Cancer is a disease that affects us all, either directly or indirectly. Everyone knows someone who has had their lives touched by this horrible disease. The Relay for Life is an event that brings the community together and inspires us to remember those that we have lost to cancer and those still fighting the disease. This year, two of our own Laurentian students are working together to make a difference in the fight against cancer! Jessica Harris and Kourtney LaRose are organizing Laurentian......

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