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Roller Derby League Fundraising for Women’s Health Clinic

June 6, 2012 7:23 AM | Sports

Members of the Winnipeg Roller Derby League skate at The Forks in this file photo. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Roller Derby League will be skating in support of the Women’s Health Clinic this season.

The league has selected the clinic as their charity of choice for 2012, where its 80 members will organize a number of fundraising events to provide additional funding for eating disorder educational programming at the centre. Their goal is $5,000.

“Our skaters and membership are united in wanting to support our community and to be involved with organizations that improve the quality of life for Winnipeggers,” said the league’s director of development Lara McCabe, who goes by the name “Frosty Peaches” on the track. “We feel strongly that there is much work to be done in the area of eating disorders and are thrilled to be able to support the WHC as our Charity of Choice for 2012.”

Past charities to benefit from the league include the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre and the Dream Factory (formerly the Rainbow Society).

A skate-a-thon to kick off fundraising efforts is planned for Sunday, June 10 at the Fort Garry Curling Club. Donations can also be made by e-mailing info@winnipegrollerderby.com.