This fall, flannel shirts and beards everywhere can rejoice - the second annual Axe Cancer event is coming to North Bay.
Hosted by Camp Quality Canada, Axe Cancer takes place in eight cities simultaneously across Canada on October 6th. Participants will gather for axe throwing tournaments to raise funds and awareness for Camp Quality Cancer.
The closest camp is located in "a beautiful, serene setting at the west arm of Lake Nipissing," says the website. "Not only are we nestled in one of the most beautiful places, but we’re also a place that has a real honest-to-goodness magical quality about it."
Camp Quality Canada is a non-profit charitable organization with the mission to strive to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through camps and year-round family support programs. Through their 500-strong volunteer network and administrative team, CQC provides a fun, safe and positive experiences with 1-1 ratios and medical care teams on-site allowing kids aged 7-18 to participate in activities like archery, fishing, arts and crafts, and canoeing.
“Nobody wants to hear that their child is diagnosed with cancer," says Jarvis Strong, Executive Director of Camp Quality Canada. "For the patient, it can be a frightening and lonely time. That’s why we offer free camp - to give kids the power to turn life’s challenges into adventures. We also offer support programming for parents and family, since we know the strain cancer can cause on the whole community.
"Axe Cancer is an integral part of this mission – there’s a real impact from the money raised because we use it to send children to camp, where we help create happy, safe and impactful experiences for them.”
The Axe Cancer North Bay event takes place at Northern Axperts – Axe Throwing Lounge.123 Delaware Ave. on Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m.
Click here to register today!
TEAMS: $200 per team (4 per team) or $50 per individual.
For more details and to register or donate, check www.axecancer.ca