October 16, 2011 my Dad lost his battle with cancer. 5 years later, on October 15, 2016 I will be running the Colours of Hope 5k in his honour. The Canadian Cancer society recommends a fundraising goal of $150 for each participant. If I can reach my goal, I will also personally donate $150 to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation in Dad's name. In addition to this, Gap Inc. (my employer) will match my $150 donation to the PRHC Foundation - this means that if I can raise $150, a total of $450 will be donated to fight cancer in our community!
*** EDITED TO ADD *** i have already more than doubled my $150 goal! Thank you to everyone who has donated! With several weeks to go I have increased my goal to $500! If I can make my new $500 goal I will increase my personal donation to $250, which will still be matched by Gap, Inc. for a total of $500 being donated to the PRHC foundation in my Dad's name. Every little bit counts! Even if you can only donate $1, $2, $5 - it all helps me reach my fundraising goal!
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