A small team in a small town made a big difference when they wore pink bras to work for all to see.
Anyone visiting Ross-Anderson PharmaChoice Oct. 20th would have been greeted by a staff member at the cash register wearing a Dress for the Cause sticker in the shape of a stylish pink bra. Pamphlets from the Breast Cancer Society of Canada calling for volunteers to lead a fundraiser had circulated the community, and hosting a fundraiser at the local pharmacy seemed a perfect fit.
“I thought it was a good idea, so we decided to do a bake sale and I’m surprised how well it went,” PharmaChoice’s Lacey Wood said.
In total, $726 was collected through donations and the bake sale, and the store matched the effort for a grand total of $1,452 for the Breast Cancer Society.
Credit for the success of the fundraiser, breast cancer survivor Eleanor Cormier says, goes to the community.
“Can you imagine how many people contributed,” Cormier said.
Money raised for the Breast Cancer Society is not only used for research but community supports and programming. Cormier says she’s had the pleasure of being involved in many of the programs and says each year science makes new advances undreamed of before she received her diagnosis.
“They haven’t found a cure for cancer, but take a look at cancer today. I’m a 19-year survivor,” Cormier said. ‘Today, we’re surviving a lot longer. You take just the drugs alone and the information they make available today, and it’s unbelievable.”
Cormier said it’s because of the support of community partners like PharmaChoice, the owners, staff, and community at large that keep positive developments happening.
Online, details from Dress for the Cause is still available at www.dressforthecause.ca. For more information on The Breast Cancer Society of Canada visit www.bcsc.ca.