Fundraising dance to benefit women's cancers research
Jul 25, 2011
During the Weekend to End Women's Cancers in Toronto this September, a group of women from Ontario, Canada, will walk to raise money for the Princess Margaret Hospital, reports the Paris Star.
Over the course of more than 18 miles, the team will join with women and men from across the country to raise money and awareness for breast cancer health. News of the event prompted the team, which calls itself Save Betty's Boopies, to kick start its fundraising drive with a dance on July 23.
Team members are Dianne Bryson, Denise Murray, Kelly Rideout and Lynn Wardell.
The fundraising dancewas held at the Paris Fairgrounds and included great music, a late night buffet, raffles and a 50/50 draw. Guests paid $10 in order to enjoy the event.
To take part in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers, each participant must pledge to raise at least $1,250 before the event. According to event organizers, participants have raised more than $100 million for research and care involving breast cancer and other women's cancers. Weekend walks are taking place in Ottawa, Alberta, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto this year.