Climb for Cancer Day officially proclaimed


Climb for Cancer Committee Chair David Duck accepts the official proclamation from Mayor Lyn Hall. Photo submitted
Climb for Cancer Committee Chair David Duck accepts the official proclamation from Mayor Lyn Hall. Photo submitted

It’s official, April 21 has been declared Climb for Cancer Day in Prince George.

Mayor Lyn Hall delivered the official proclamation to Climb for Cancer Committee Chair David Duck Friday afternoon.

The Climb for Cancer challenges individuals and teams to Climb the Cutbanks in an effort to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kordyban Lodge in Prince George.

The lodge is a home away from home for those receiving treatment for Cancer in Prince George. It provides accommodation, food and support to its guests.

Since opening in March of 2013 the Lodge has welcomed more than 5,000 patients and their caregivers.

One former guest referrs to Kordyban Lodge as a “refuge, an oasis” which offers support and respite from what he terms the “conveyor belt of treatment”.

In the official proclamation, mayor and council recognize the Climb for Cancer as a community event which promotes the health and well being of residents.

The Climb for Cancer is proudly supported by Carrier Lumber, Canfor, Northern Lights Estate Winery and VISTA Radio.

There is still an opportunity to register for the Climb either as a participant or as a supporter of a team or individual committed to making the climb.

To register or make a donation to support an individual or team, visit Northernlightswinery.ca and click on the Climb for Cancer logo.
Every Step Counts.