Friday, May 24, 2013

I NEED YOUR HELP..........

This I think is the first time I have asked everyone to help but it is such a worthwhile cause and one that has unfortunately touched all of our lives in one way or another, that I am sure you won't mind me asking.

Our son is part of a team that is participating the Relay For Life in Barrie Ontario, on June 7th, 2013. 

He wrote the following:

Hey Everyone,  

As you may be aware on March 6, 2013 Michael Bradley, a good friend and former co-worker of ours past away from Leukemia.  

Although unfortunate, sometimes it’s the loss of someone you care about that sprouts the idea to do something amazing or to try and help others in the hopes of preventing/curing what we all know as cancer.  

On June 7, 2013, Grant Thornton will be entering a Relay for Life team at the Barrie event.

What is the Relay for Life?

Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level!
When is Relay for Life?

June 7, 2013 - Mapleview Community Church Campus- 7 pm to 7 am

What are we asking for?

We’re looking for team members, we need 10-15 team members who will join us that night to celebrate life, fight cancer and, remember those who we have lost to cancer. While at the same time raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society in hopes of helping them search for cures and treatments to all types of cancer.

We’re hoping to raise $3,000 (even more would be amazing) for this event and I realize that the time frame for the Relay is close and only 2 ½ weeks away, but this is a good cause and I know that everyone in some manner has been touched in life by someone who has either had cancer or know of someone who is currently suffering from cancer.

I personally will be doing this for my friend Michael Bradley and for others that I know have suffered or are suffering from cancer. Please help us out.
 
Michael was a young man in his mid-20's and had a lot of life to live.  So I am asking you all if you could spare a few dollars, to help our son and his team reach their goal of $3,000.  For those of you in Canada you will receive a tax receipt.  For people outside of Canada, if you don't want to donate to this cause, please think about donating to your cancer charity in your country.
 
If you would like to donate to our son's team here is the sign up link: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFL_ON_odd_?team_id=295756&pg=team&fr_id=12391
 
It takes just a couple of minutes to donate and you will be helping a lot of people.
 
Please feel free to share this link amongst your friends.  If you have a blog share it on there and if you use social media share it there.
 
Thanks for reading this and I do hope you can find it in your heart to donate.
 
Gill

3 comments:

stitcheranon said...

Sadly I cannot contribute to it as I have my own fundraiser for the Irish Cancer society: sadly there is such a need: I hope others will support you. Please thank your son for me; we are all working to the same end result and I wish him every success

Gill - That British Woman said...

"we are all working to the same end result"

that is so true and Stitcheranon, you have been through so much first hand with this and are a true inspiration to us all...

Gill

Piece by Piece said...

I am contibuting the a local Relay for Life, hopefully, between all of the fund raising, where ever it is being done, will help find a cure.
Wishing your son and his team much success in raising as much as they can.
Patricia