Staff member Diane Raposo is seen here giving her employer sponsored donation to Christine Ferreira.
Christine and her husband Paulo have been hosting Festa Do Sobrevivente (Celebration of Survivors), a dinner and dance to help raise funds and awareness for the cancer centre and it’s program, for the last 4 years.
This year’s event is taking place October 14, 2017 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds to raise much needed funds for the Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre.
Supporting Juravinski Cancer Center Projects
This event’s donation will go towards the CIBC Breast Assessment Centre at Juravinski. There have been approximately 12,000 visits to this centre each year since it opened in 2014.
Since Christine started this fundraiser in 2014, she has been able to raise over $50,000 for the Juravinski Centre!
A spokesperson for the Juravinski Centre says, “(With the help of generous community supporters like Cayuga Mutual,) it ensures that our doctors, nurses and researchers have the tools in place to provide world class care right in our community.”
Each year this fundraiser gets bigger and they have to move it to a larger facility. While it is mainly geared to the Portuguese community, all are welcome.
For more information on this event or others or more information on the centre visit:
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