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Canada Cartage employee aims to raise $15,000 for cancer research


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A Canada Cartage employee is looking to raise $15,000 for a cause that is close to her heart.

Picture from 2015 ride

Vallis in the 2015 ride

Barbara Vallis is once again participating in the 2016 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 11 and 12 – where participants raise money and cycle from Toronto to Niagara Falls. This is Vallis’ third year participating in the event. In 2015, she raised more than $10,000 for cancer research and in 2016, she’s hoping to raise even more.

“We need to continue our fight against cancer,” said Vallis of her continued efforts. “I’ve had several family members, friends, and colleagues affected by cancer and I know the research money is working—it’s saving lives. I’m lucky because I’m healthy so I want to do my part and give back. It’s the least I can do.”

Vallis raises money for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre by fundraising with her wreaths for hope, selling homemade scarves, and annual spring raffle. This year, Vallis launched the “Banner for Hope” that will travel over the next couple of months to Canada Cartage terminals across the country to collect signatures for a $2 donation. She hopes to collect 1,500 signatures and raise $3,000 by engaging employees across the country. Canada Cartage has generously offered to match dollar for dollar to help her reach her goal.

Follow the banner as it travels across Canada at http://bannerofhope4cancer.blogspot.ca donate to Vallis’ fundraising efforts (participant ID# 601691-5) at http://www.conquercancer.ca/BarbaraVallis.


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