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The Well’s War Against Cancer
Our 2012 Fundraiser at the Wellington Hotel helped to make 2012 our most successful year raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society! A huge Thanks to the Wellington Hotel management and staff, all of the hotel patrons that contributed to our cause and those that donated to our events throughout the year. Read our post about our annual fundraising event that was held on September 29th this year!
The Wells War Against Cancer
We are a group of patrons and staff members from The Wellington Pub in Nanaimo. In 1998, we began a fundraising campaign to raise money in support of cancer research. Each year, the pub’s owners, management, staff and patrons and other businesses come together to support the Canadian Cancer Society and it’s programs. Money raised in 2010 was split between the society’s driver assistance programs and the Vancouver Island Lodge in Victoria where out of town patients can stay while receiving treatment. In 2010, we raised $ 15,500.00 which brought the total monies we have raised to over $ 100,000.00 since our campaign began.
As a dedicated group of individuals, we have all lost friends and loved ones to cancer.
We are Fighting Back….and We Need Your Help
We raise funds through silent and live auctions, meat draws and door prizes, all in support of cancer research. Please help us through donations of goods or services. There is a contact form on our contact page that you can fill out to reach us.
“It’s personally very important to me and the other participants because we have all lost people who have been affected by cancer,” says Jodi Sawden, event organizer. “It’s just our way of making a difference.”
Bill McCullough, President of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Nanaimo unit, calls The Well’s War Against Cancer one of the most significant independent fundraising events undertaken in Nanaimo.
“The money raised by the Wellington is directly used to fight the larger war on cancer in which we are all a part.” he said. “We simply couldn’t fight it without the help of folks just like those at the Well.”
More Canadians now are dying from cancer each year than the number of Canadian Soldiers killed in either the First or Second World Wars. Based on Statistics Canada projections, an estimated 173,800 new cases of cancer and 76,200 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2010.(from 2009 projections)