The fifth annual Climb for Cancer has been re-imagined by the planning committee and will now be held over four days in August in a new physically-distanced format.
“Large events won’t be permitted until we move into Phase 4 of BC’s Restart Plan, but the Kordyban Lodge continues to require support to keep providing a much needed service to cancer patients from out of town receiving cancer treatment in Prince George,” said Doug Bell, planning committee chair. “We’ve worked hard as a planning committee to ensure the Climb for Cancer goes ahead in a way that keeps everyone’s safety top of mind.”
Teams can register for the Kordyban Lodge fundraiser by sending a message to the planning committee via the Climb for Cancer Facebook page. Each team will schedule a “time to climb” on August 8, 9, 15, or 16. Large teams will be given multiple time slots to ensure there are a limited number of climbers on the cutbanks at one time. Volunteers will be stationed at the bottom of the hill to greet teams, provide instructions for their climb, receive donations, and take a picture of each team. Teams are encouraged to post their photo to Facebook and Instagram, making sure to tag the Climb for Cancer and use #climbforcancerpg in their posts. Donations to registered teams and by people who are unable to take part or who are uncomfortable participating in the Climb for Cancer can be made at www.climbforcancerpg.ca.
Participants and sponsors including the title sponsor of four years, Carrier Lumber, are integral to ensuring the success of the Climb for Cancer, which is the main annual fundraising event for the Kordyban Lodge, although donations are accepted year-round. The Kordyban Lodge has an annual operating budget of around $1-million and donations are relied upon to help cover the costs associated with providing a safe and affordable home-away-from home for people from central and northern BC communities receiving cancer treatment in Prince George.
A phenomenal $172,000 has been raised by participants and sponsors since this event began in 2015, which has helped the Lodge to continue providing compassionate, safe, and affordable care to the more than 800 guests it serves every year.