UP TO THE CHALLENGE: The Maxim Challenge for Life Team includes, top row (from left): Jan Shute, Meghan Furst, Maggie Makodanski and Will Dunbar. On the bottom row (from left): Challenge for Life mascot (Aaron Nienhuis), Janice Hazelton, Maili Wiechern, Mike Bodner, Mark Carlson and Doug Harvey. (Missing from the picture is Val Kolson).
WINNIPEG, Man. –Maxim Truck and Trailer raised more than $7,000 for CancerCare Manitoba during its annual charity barbecue last month.
The annual event attracted more than 530 guests, according to the company. Since the event’s inception, Maxim has raised more than $60,000 for various charities.
This year’s recipient was CancerCare Manitoba’s ‘Challenge for Life’ campaign. It’s a cause that’s important to Maxim president Doug Harvey, who is one of 10 Maxim Challenge for Life team members who have committed to personal health and fundraising goals, according to the company. The Challenge for Life campaign includes a 20-km walk on June 13 and Maxim participants hope to raise $30,000 through the initiative.
“Our charity events receive great support from Maxim employees, suppliers and customers,” said Harvey. “It’s encouraging to see such tremendous support even in these tough economic times.”
This year’s barbecue featured live jazz music performed by the University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra, who played atop a flat-deck trailer.
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