For John Moroney, the memory of his wife, Debbie, was close to his heart as he took to his motorcycle for the annual Ride for a Cure for leukemia and lymphoma.
Debbie, married to John for 32 years, was just 55 when she passed away last fall from lymphoma.
“I am out for the memories of my wife,” said Moroney, a receiver at Loblaws Real Canadian Superstore in Georgetown, Ontario. “It’s also about meeting friends I haven’t seen in a while."
Moroney was among the many riders from Local 1000A, Local 175&633, and Local 333 who took to the roads of Southern Ontario to raise approximately $8,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Area residents turned up from an East end Toronto community to support Local 1000A’s Women’s Issues Network (WIN) fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Held on August 8, 2015, the yard sale fundraiser was organized by members of the local union’s WIN (Region 3).
Mary-Joe Eaton, Chair of WIN (Region 3), was the lead organizer for the Toronto event.
“We had people coming in and out of the yard sale all day—It was a great bonding experience with our community and all proceeds go towards a good cause,” said Eaton.
The Toronto event was inspired by another yard sale fundraiser for Leukemia, organized by WIN North (Region 6) Chair Cathy Watson this summer. That event raised upwards of $700, bringing the total raised from yard sales to over $1,900.
Your union invites you to participate in an exciting fundraising initiative to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers.
This year, Local 1000A has registered as a team and will participate in four Light the Night Walks in North Bay, Ottawa, Toronto and London. Fundraising from team members helps blood cancer patients live longer and funds lifesaving research.
Team members will carry lanterns symbolizing light in the dark world of cancer. Patients and survivors will carry white lanterns, supporters will carry red lanterns and those who have lost loved ones will carry goldlanterns.
Join us in raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) by participating in our annual Ride for a Cure. Last year, our the Ride raised $10,000+ to help the LLSC achieve their mission.Help us beat that total by joining us this year! Not only will you be helping a great cause, you'll meet other motorcycle enthusiasts and have a chance to win great prizes!