Category: canadian cancer society

five reasons to come to ‘hope and the city’

Last year, I shared with you a great event in support of women’s cancers in Markham called Hope and The City. In honour of the 5th anniversary of this spectacular event, here are 5 reasons you should go to this year’s Hope and the City on October 23rd.

1. The Pampering Stations: As they say “treat yo self” and with good reason. If you purchase your ticket before September 26th, you get a free pampering service and you can buy more the evening of. Pampering stations in the past have included make-up, massages and henna applications.

2. Firefighters: This is pretty self explanatory. Local firefighters support this event every year, and let’s be honest, they look good doing it. Come out and see the firefighters.

3. Delicious food: Every year, local restaurants and caterers present delicious samples to the group of ladies. You can expect delicious hors d’oeuvres, snacks and sweets to sample throughout the evening.

4. The Celebrities: So maybe these celebrities won’t be here in the flesh but there will be some great replicas the evening of in the awesome photo booth. Bring your girlfriends out and get your photos taken with Sean Connery, George Clooney or Shemar Moore (or all three, no judgement). You may never get the chance again!

5. The Cause: Of course this evening of fun, pampering, laughter and happiness with your best girlfriends is also for a great cause. The money raised from this event is solely for women’s cancer research through the Canadian Cancer Society.

These five reasons are just a peak of the fun night you can expect at Hope and the City at Angus Glen. Tickets for the event are $50 and as mentioned, if you’re one of the first 50 people to buy your ticket before next Friday, you receive a free pampering sessions at the event. Do you have a business and want to participate on a larger scale? Feel free to send me an email or leave your details in the comments.

I look forward to seeing you all there!


canadian cancer society: relay for life committee

As promised, I will continue to post great volunteer opportunities in the Greater Toronto Area. Last year, I started on the committee for the 2013 Relay for Life in Richmond Hill. I was charged with the entertainment portion of the event but we had a fairly small committee. We were small but mighty, we all worked together and made something truly beautiful happen. We had a night of fun, laughter, tears and coming together to fight back against cancer. It was an unbelievably rewarding experience. I also put in a team with friends and family and it was really great to have everyone there most of the night. 

This year, I’ll be back on the Richmond Hill committee, with my role to be determined but I can’t wait to get started. It was such a rewarding experience to know that we brought together such a great event and raised almost $50,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. The committees are looking for passionate and enthusiastic members. The time-commitment is about one meeting a month, the tasks you take on and a few extra meetings right before the event. If you want to help make a difference, send me an email!

If you want to learn more about this opportunity, check out the Charity Village post.
If you’d like to learn more about the event or put in a team, check out the Canadian Cancer Society’s page. 

Canadian Cancer Society South York Region Unit Relay For Life Events's photo.

hope and the city: fundraiser for the canadian cancer society

Hope and the City is only one week away!

This annual event is a fundraiser completely dedicated to women’s cancer research – which includes breast, cervical, ovarian and uterine. This girl’s night out is a great way to have a fun and fabulous night with your girlfriends while supporting a great cause. 

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online or at the door. With your ticket, you receive a complimentary Hope and the City beverage, a goody bag worth over $150, food samplings, live entertainment and a ticket for door prize worth over $500. This year’s grand door prize is the use of a BMW Cabriolet for an entire weekend, thanks to Town and Country BMW. 

There will also be the famous $20 envelope and Digging for Diamonds ($10), both of which have guaranteed prizes. Along with those, there will be a live auction and an arms length draw, where you get to pick which prize your ticket goes in for. As well as a number of local vendors selling at the event. There is definitely something for everyone.

There will also be a number of pampering stations, tickets for the stations are $10 each or 3/$25 – there is over twenty types of pampering options, including eyebrow threading, henna, reflexology and massage.  And once you’re relaxed, you’ll have the opportunity to get your photo taken in the photo booth (price by donation). 

And last, but certainly not least – there’s firefighters. Firefighters who are there to ensure the ladies have a great time (I’m sure they don’t oppose a picture or two). If all the above awesome reasons were not reason enough for you to attend the event, the firefighters should be enough. 

I’ll see you there!

volunteer opportunity – canadian cancer society

Are you looking for a fun evening of helping a great cause?

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for the ElectroDash run at Canada’s Wonderland on September 6th. The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers from 6pm-11:30pm. This 5k run is actually more of a 5k dance party, with neon lights and a DJ. They need volunteers to sell merchandise, man the water stations and maintain course safety. The only requirement is you must be over 16 years old. Use the link below to sign up, should be a fun night!

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