Join your union, UFCW Canada Local 1006A, in raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) by participating in our annual Ride for a Cure on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Participants and passengers will take an enjoyable motorcycle ride through Ontario's most beautiful country roads for a good cause.
Last year, our the Ride raised $8,000 to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada achieve their mission.
UFCW Canada Local 1006A is proud to have raised $100,006 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada in the past year.
The money was raised through union events and member fundraising initiatives across Ontario.
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.