Registration for the fifth annual Climb for Cancer, presented by Carrier Lumber is now open, with the chance to win exclusive access to a special VIP section being offered to eligible teams.
To be entered into a random draw to win access to the VIP section after climbing the cutbanks on April 18, teams of five or more must register before March 15 and raise a minimum of $500 prior to the draw date. The winning team will be treated to a special covered heated section where they can enjoy snacks and receive other special benefits.
Registration can be completed online at http://bit.ly/pgclimbforcancer2020 or by clicking the banner on the Northern Lights Estate Winery website. The designated team leader needs to create a profile, name the team, and set the fundraising level before inviting other participants to join. Team members can create individual profiles explaining their reasons for climbing the cutbanks and share the link via their social media profiles or email to meet the $500 team fundraising goal by the draw deadline.
The Climb for Cancer is an annual one-day event that began in 2015 to raise money for the Kordyban Lodge. The Kordyban Lodge is a safe and affordable home-away-from-home for people from central and northern BC communities receiving cancer treatment in Prince George. The services offered to guests are vital as travelling far from home for cancer treatment can be emotionally and financially draining.
The Climb for Cancer planning committee is hoping to raise $75,000 to help the Kordyban Lodge cover its estimated $1,000,000 in annual operational costs. Funds for the event are raised through the participants and sponsors including the presenting sponsor of four years, Carrier Lumber. The funds will ensure the Lodge can continue providing compassionate, safe, and affordable care to the more than 800 guests it serves every year.
The Climb for Cancer has raised just over $172,000 since 2015, and raised an amazing $65,000 in 2019 thanks to the tremendous generosity and support from its sponsors and Prince George residents.