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Concordia fights cancer

For the fifth year Hospitality Concordia coordinated the Let's Beat Cancer Forever event to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
April 6, 2011

On March 31 Concordians played Wii and Xbox games, met members of the Montreal Alouettes and the Concordia Stingers and donated $6,000 to support Hospitality Concordia’s Let’s Beat Cancer Forever event. This year brings the total raised on campus for the Canadian Cancer Society to $36,000.

Many people helped make Concordia’s Let’s Beat Cancer event a success. Among them (from left): Alouette Danny Desriveaux along with Mariya Georgieva, Petra Alves and Nancy Curran of Hospitality Concordia and Alouette John Bowman (seated). | Photo courtesy of Nancy Curran
Many people helped make Concordia’s Let’s Beat Cancer event a success. Among them (from left): Alouette Danny Desriveaux along with Mariya Georgieva, Petra Alves and Nancy Curran of Hospitality Concordia and Alouette John Bowman (seated). | Photo courtesy of Nancy Curran

Employees and students from across the university pitched in to help promote the event, staff tables and coordinate resources and equipment. The funds were raised selling raffle tickets, daffodils and treats. Stingers sold hugs and Alouette team members John Bowman and Danny Desriveaux signed footballs in the J.W. McConnell Library Building.

Besides giving time and energy, employees from GameZone DVD, PSAV Presentation Services, Cafe Myriade, Delicious Creations and Party Mania all donated equipment, decorations and food. Meanwhile, many campus departments including Chartwells, the Engineering and Computer Science Association, Facilities Management, Instructional and Information Technology Services, Campus Retail Stores, and Recreation and Athletics all pitched in with volunteer hours, raffle prizes or other forms of support.

Student Vero Ross won a signed Montreal Canadiens hockey stick and employee Jang Kwon won $100 donated by Wrapcity Gourmet. Employees Howard Bokser, Susan Durkee and Julie Dawson all won Wii games donated by Ubisoft.

Related link:
•  Canadian Cancer Society

 



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