Sears hosts barbecue to help cancer patients, family
The Sears National Kids Cancer Ride will hold a fundraiser barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., to raise money to support children with cancer and their families.
The barbecue will take place outside the lower-level entrance to Sears at Aberdeen Mall and will include a pie-throwing event involving members of Sears' management and some of the management and staff from Full Boar bike shop.
There will also be eyebrow-threading for the ladies for $10 and hamburgers ($3) and hotdogs ($2) for sale.
All money raised will go to help fight cancer through research, education and survivorship programs across Canada, said Ronetia Branch, diversion co-ordinator for Sears Kamloops.
"It doesn't just help children with cancer, it helps their families cope with it," Branch said. "And, the nice thing about all the money raised in B.C. [is] it goes to B.C. children's oncology programs, so that's the Children's Hospital."
The cancer ride is in its fifth year.
On Wednesday, Sept. 5, more than 20 cyclists participating in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride will pedal their way to Sears in Kamloops.
Upon their arrival — expected at about 8 p.m. on that day — riders will be greeted at Sears and members of the community are encouraged to come out and show their support.
The next day, Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 a.m., there will be a breakfast by donation at the lower-level Sears entrance.
The riders will begin their 17-day, 7,000-kilometre, cross-Canada journey on Wednesday, Sept. 5, with Kamloops the first stop.
By the end, riders will have biked from Vancouver to Halifax.