Bruce Power has provided $30,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society for local Youth Relay for Life events.
The donations are for Youth Relays at secondary schools in Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, Goderich and Meaford. Each event has received $7,500 from Bruce Power.
“Almost everybody has been touched by cancer, whether through personal experience or supporting a friend or family member in their battle,” said Kevin Kelly, Acting President and Chief Financial Officer. “It is important we support our local youth, many of whom have lost parents, grandparents and other loved ones. To see students raising funds and awareness through these Youth Relay for Life events is very uplifting, and we’re proud to support these important initiatives.”
Geoff Van Geem, Manager of the Bluewater Office of the Canadian Cancer Society, said the organization is grateful for Bruce Power’s support over the past 12 years.
“With sponsors like Bruce Power, Relay for Life is helping us make a difference in the fight against cancer by funding Canada’s most promising cancer research and easing the burden families face in their fight against cancer through local services such our Wheels of Hope transportation service,” Van Geem said.
Bruce Power will also make an additional $5,000 donation to the local Cancer Society to honour the memory of others who have lost their life to cancer.
Learn more about the Relay for Life at www.relayforlife.ca.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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