The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will tackle cancer during their annual pink game at Investors Group Field on October 29.
The team has donated 100 tickets to breast cancer survivors and their families through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Survivors will be honoured on the field before kickoff against the Ottawa Redblacks.
An additional $4 million is being provided to CancerCare Manitoba by the province for the provision of cancer drugs.
The funding to the Provincial Oncology Drug Program will benefit cancer patients provincewide.
“Cancer is the leading cause of death in Manitoba. However, thanks to research, innovative treatments and new drugs, the cure rate for cancer is steadily improving,” said Dr. Sri Navaratnam, president and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba.
WINNIPEG — Nearly 1,400 motorcycle riders departed for Gimli under cloudy skies on Saturday in the 8th annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.
The yearly ride raises funds and support in the fight against prostate cancer. To date, more than $1.5 million has been raised for the cause, staying right here in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.
“This year we’re currently leading the country with just a few more Ride for Dads to come in other cities,” said co-chair Maurice Sabourin.
The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation has received a $10,000 donation from the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
A cheque presentation made Thursday at the CUPE Manitoba Convention in Winnipeg will see funds support Camp Indigo, a camp specifically designed to provide medical support and assistance to children with cancer to make their summer camp dreams a possibility.
“CUPE Manitoba is proud to be a strong supporter of Camp Indigo,” said Kelly Moist, president of CUPE Manitoba. “CUPE members are dedicated to the community, and our involvement reaches beyond the labour movement and into the lives of children and their families in need.”
A fundraising awareness campaign to fight prostate cancer is revving up support to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad kicked off its 8th annual campaign on Friday, adding to the more than $1.2 million raised in the past seven years for prostate cancer research and education. All funds remain in Manitoba.
“I wouldn’t be here today if I had avoided being tested,” said Ed Johner, prostate cancer survivor and MRFD spokesperson. “That’s our message to men and their families — the best way to fight prostate cancer is with early diagnosis.”