Here Are Pictures Of 4,595 Bras That Were Donated For Bras Around The Building

After nearly a month of collecting bras for "Bras Around The Building", today was the day where they would all be linked together and chained around the CHUM Kawarthas building on George Street. Firetrucks hoisted up the thousands of bras that were generously donated by the community in the campaign to help raise awareness about breast cancer. 4,595 bras were donated, meaning that OLG Slots—which said it would donate $1 for every bra collected—will be donating $4,595 to the Peterborough & District unit of the Canadian Cancer Society. Once the bras are cleaned now by both Rocky's and Kent Cleaners, they will then be donated to the YWCA for distribution.

 

[Related: Don't Forget To Donate Your Bras For A Great Cause]

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Don't Forget To Donate Your Bras For A Great Cause

We are a little over halfway through the month, and don't forget that bras will be collected until October 27th for "Bras Around the Building" at The Canadian Cancer Society, OLG Slots at Kawartha Downs and Country 105/Energy 99.7. For every bra collected during the campaign, OLG Slots will donate $1 to the Canadian Cancer Society.  

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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Breast Cancer Month In Peterborough Kicks Off At City Hall Friday Morning

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Cancer Cancer Society members will be on hand this Friday, September 30th at 9:00 am at City Hall to raise the pink flag to celebrate breast cancer survivors and to remember those who lost their fight with the disease.

Mayor Daryl Bennett will be at the opening to officially proclaim October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
 
As part of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fundraising campaign, they are asking people to unite behind those living with breast cancer by making a donation and proudly wearing a pink ribbon.
 
Volunteers will be selling pink ribbons at the following locations in Peterborough on Friday, September 30th (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 1st (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Costco, Walmart, Canadian Tire – Chemong Road, Canadian Tire – Lansdowne Street, Morello’s Independent Grocers, Loblaw Superstore, The Beer Store – Lansdowne Street, Chemong Road and George St., LCBO – Lansdowne St. (at Chapters) and Portage Place, Dieter and Darcy’s No Frills – George Street, Ken’s No Frill on Lansdowne Street and Towerhill Sobey’s.

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"Rink of Ribbons" Petes Fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society

As the Examiner reports, for a second straight year our Peterborough Petes and the Canadian Cancer Society have teamed up for a great cause. Last year, "Pink the Rink" raised more than $55,000; this year's event is called "Rink of Ribbons" (to include raising money for all types of cancer research), and takes place Saturday, Feb. 5, when the Petes host the Sudbury Wolves.

Former Pete (and NHL player) Doug Evans and Petes assistant coach Wayne Clark were named honourary chairmen of the event. See more from them in the video below.

[Rink of Ribbons YouTube video; The Peterborough Examiner]

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