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IMG_7516Motorcycle enthusiasts took to the roads of Southern Ontario for the 5th Annual Ride for a Cure, raising more than $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

“At its core, Ride for a Cure is about doing everything we can to help find a cure for this disease that affects so many families across this country,” said Diana O’Brien, a Local 1000A activist who helped coordinate the event with Local 175 & 633’s John DiNardo.

The ride drew 50 participants. It started at Local 1000A’s office in Woodbridge, Ontario and ended at Local 175’s office in Mississauga, Ontario.

“On behalf of Local 1000A, I want to thank our amazing riders, supporters, staff, sponsors, and organizers Diana O’Brien and John DiNardo for making Ride for a Cure such a success year after year,” said Kevin Benn, Secretary-Treasurer for Local 1000A. "By coming together, we are making a difference in the lives of patients with leukemia."

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UFCW Canada Local 1000A welcomed 1,100 members, family members and friends to Wild Water Kingdom for its annual Members’ Day.

The event drew members from across Southern Ontario from a variety of workplaces and sectors.

“We had a great time,” said Alicia Wynn, who works at Kretschmar.

Ride4Cure2013-IMG_2133Norah Rae knows first hand the devastating impact that cancer can have. Rae, a steward at Rexall Pharmacy in Guelph, has seen both her husband and her sister-in-law suffer. That’s why when Rae got a chance to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, she jumped right in.

Rae raised more than $900, making her the top fundraiser at the Annual Ride for a Cure event. The event, co-hosted by Local 1000A and Local 175 & 633, drew 37 riders and generated more than $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.