St. Stephen’s sure has some charitable parishioners! Three groups have each made their own donation to the local childhood cancer charity Believe in the Gold. Sarah Buck initiated The Courage Cut to raise funds and donate hair for wigs, the Ain’t Your Baba’s Zabava party donating their proceeds, and the Ukrainian Hockey League collecting donations. In total, these groups have contributed over $6000 this year! A big thank you to Sarah Buck, Ron Bobyn, Riley Siroishka, and the countless others who contributed or volunteered, many of which attend St. Stephen’s Parish!
Believe in the Gold is a registered charitable organization that funds cancer treatment research, provides financial support to families with sick children, and raises awareness for childhood cancer. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the world affecting one in every 400 kids. It claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease.
You can make a difference by making a donation online at www.believeinthegold.ca or you can register for the Run for Childhood Cancer on September 23, 2017 (www.runforchildhoodcancer.ca).
Thank you to Riley Siroishka for this article and for bringing awareness to this local charity.
Editors note: The Believe in the Gold organization was started by Shonalie Stadnyk in memory of her daughter Jacey who lost her battle with cancer on October 14, 2012. Riley, Sarah, Ron and many others continue to honour her memory through this charity.
Laurie Kindrachuk, editor Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell 403-614-5581