Published in The BANAR, August 2023
Don Kelly and Karl Frangian,
Cancer Chase Co-Chairs
This year’s Cancer Chase event will be a collaboration between the BCA and the Convent Glen Orleans Woods Community Association (CGWCA). The event will be held on September 24 at 975 Orleans Boulevard, near the Cairine Wilson High School in Convent Glen. This year’s theme is “Chase the Cure”.
All funds from the Cancer Chase go directly to cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital via the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Last year more than 170 people attended our event and over $15,000 was raised. The Cancer Chase has become a vibrant community event that can be enjoyed by the entire family while supporting a worthwhile cause.
The event will have a 5K walk/ run along the Ottawa River, a silent auction, raffle draw and an amusement area, with activities such as a selfie station and a costume dressup site. Registrants will receive a swag bag and wrist bracelet that reads “Chase the Cure”. There will also be a resource display that highlights some of the invaluable services available for those fighting cancer and those who support them. It is also anticipated that this year, courtesy of the Ottawa Fire Services, there will be a fire truck onsite to allow everyone (especially the kids) to climb aboard ‘Big Red’.
We are asking donors to support this worthwhile cause with donations of cash and/or services and products for the silent auction, swag bag, and/or raffle craw. Donors will receive maximum visibility and publicity at the event, leading up to it, and afterwards through signs at the event with the company logo, notation in the local newspaper, the community websites of both BCA & CGWCA, and their social media networks. This year there are three sponsorship levels: Emerald (Over $500), Diamond ($101 – $499) and Sapphire $20 – $100). Cash donations (over $15) will receive an official tax receipt from the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. While in-kind donations cannot be issued a tax receipt the retail value of your donation can be a business expense. Those who wish to donate in-kind products or services please contact Don Kelly at email@example.com to arrange the details.
To register for the event or make a cash donation please go to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation website at tohf.crowdchange.co/33667. If making a cash donation by cheque please make the cheque payable to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation with “Blackburn Hamlet Cancer Chase” in the memo section of the cheque. Thank you so much for your consideration in supporting Cancer Chase. We would be delighted to have you join us on September 24 and together we can “Chase the Cure”.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
08:15 Registration & Refreshments
08:30 Silent auction opens
08:45 Opening remarks
09:00 Warm up for 5K walk/run
09:10 Group photo
09:15 Start walk/run
10:45 Last call silent auction & announcement of raffle winner
11:00 Silent auction closes
12:30 Event ends
FAMILY FUN, SELFIE STATION, SILENT AUCTION, 5K WALK/RUN
Seniors (65+): $15
Youth (13-17): $15
Children (12 and under): $10