From left, Star Thrift Store Manager Michele Reed, Kristi Gregor of the Canadian Cancer Society, Susan Manuel, store production supervisor, and Candace Phoenix of the society hold up a chequer for $925 from Star Thrift Store, which was donated to the cancer society.
The Canadian Cancer Society Durham Unit recently got a donation thanks to the Star Thrift Store in Oshawa.
The two have been in collaboration since before the store opened in 2011. In that time Star Thrift Store has donated $2,225 through the donation and sale of clothing. This year a cheque was presented for $925.
“We really appreciate the continued support of Star Thrift Store,” says Kristi Gregor, a fundraising co-ordinator with the society.
For 75 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has been working with Canadians to fight cancer in Canada, states the society.
This donation will help continue the fight to find a cure and support several initiatives including, funding research to outsmart cancer, providing information and delivering programs and services to prevent cancer and to support people living with cancer, their families and caregivers. It will also allow those at the society to advocate on behalf of Canadians on important health and cancer issues.
In 2012, due to population growth and aging, it's estimated that 186,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer and about 75,700 will die from the disease, the society adds.
The Star Thrift Store in Oshawa is located at the Midtown Mall, 200 John Street West. For more information about the store call 905-728-7867.