Cops for Cancer cash keeps rolling in

Colwood teen, View Royal business add to the Tour de Rock fundraising total

Colwood teen Samantha Norton raised more than $2

Colwood teen Samantha Norton wanted to do something big for her Grade 12 year at Reynolds secondary school.

To honour her aunt Sue Vining, who passed away in August from breast cancer, Norton started raising money for the Cops for Cancer.

She canvassed her neighbourhood, more than 400 homes, collecting bottles and cans. In one day, Sept. 22, she collected thousands of beverage containers worth $600.

She also ran a bake sale at her Saanich school from Sept. 25 to Oct. 4 with her friend Grade 12 student Joy Kinakin. The pair sold baked goods at lunch hour and during other fundraisers and raised $1,400.

The money from both events were added to lump sum of $109,253 which Reynolds donated to Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

View Royal Casino presented a cheque for $1,600 to Cops for Cancer. The money was raised Aug. 1 through a gourmet barbecue.

The casino purchased a the food and provided staff for the event and all of donations were given to Cops for Cancer.

“I am very proud of our company,” said Howard Blank, vice president of Great Canadian Gaming. “It’s just something we do in our core culture.”

 

 

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