Trojan Parade for Cancer delayedTuesday, May 13, 2014 by: Jeff Turl
Foul weather has delayed the Trojan Parade for Cancer.
It will now take place tomorrow, May 14, 9:10 am - 11:00 am
The cheque presentations to the Canadian Cancer Society and Camp Oochigeas (a year round camp for children and teens battling cancer) will occur at approx.10:30 am at the North Bay Waterfront Bandshell.
West Ferris Secondary School students (Grades 7-12) will walk from the school to the Kiwanis Waterfront Bandshell to present cheques to the local organizations and celebrate this year’s fundraising efforts.
The theme this year as chosen by the students is “One School - One Cause” to celebrate that the school now includes grades seven through twelve and the efforts which all students and staff have shown during our fundraising for this event. Once again, a special commemorative T shirt has been designed and sold to staff and students.
Our goal this year is $15, 000. Besides canvassing with pledge forms, staff and students have raised additional money through events such as a dressdown day, Zumbathon, elementary dance and the selling of paper daffodils which have been personalized to honour a family member or friend. These daffodils are being hung behind glass in the main showcase to highlight the names of the people we are remembering during our walk this year.
For the 3rd year, several staff and students will have 8-10 inches of their hair cut and donated to the “Locks for Love” initiative. The donated hair is made into wigs for people undergoing chemotherapy. This year Lynne Longpre, a local hair dresser has generously donated her time and skills to assist in this activity.
Also at the ceremony will be former Trojan staff and alumni who have been involved in the Parade for Cancer over the years. We are encouraging all Trojan alumni who have been involved in this event in the past years to come out to the waterfront on May 13 and help us celebrate!
Over the past 20 years, the Trojans have raised over $200, 000 in the fight against Cancer.