April 11, 2023 by Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC)
TORONTO, ON, APRIL 11, 2023/insPRESS/ – Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) is pleased to announce it is once again supporting the Canadian Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay For Life, where funds raised go directly toward funding ground-breaking cancer research and providing a national support system, so no one has to cope with a cancer diagnosis alone.
Relay For Life Toronto will take place on Thursday, June 8 at Stackt Market, near Bathurst & Front from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST. Nationally, Relay For Life events will take place on Saturday, June 10. WICC chapters will be present at events held in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Montreal.
“Whether you’re cheering on survivors, walking the track or participating in exciting trackside activities, Relay For Life has been an unforgettable event for WICC and its participants over the last 15 years,” said Relay For Life Chair Amanda Martin, Director at Northbridge Insurance Go. “This year, to keep up with our community’s busy schedules, we will be hosting the event on a weeknight. With this change, we hope to engage with even more members in-person, all while supporting a meaningful cause.”
The 2023 event marks WICC’s 15th year of participation at Relay For Life. As a longstanding and dedicated partner of the Canadian Cancer Society, WICC has raised over $18.6 million for cancer research to date. The fundraising goal for this year’s Relay For Life campaign is $250,000. In 2022, the event raised a total of over $200,000 in donations and corporate sponsor support.
Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. To register a team, join a team or make a donation, visit relayforlife.ca.
Since its inception in 1996, WICC and the women and men of the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada have raised over $17 million nationally in support of cancer research and education. WICC’s mission is to unite and engage the Canadian insurance community to fund cancer research, educate, and support those affected by cancer and improve their lives. More information about WICC can be found at wicc.ca.
About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, from coast to coast and for all types of cancer. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we work with governments to establish healthy public policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the disease. No other organization does all that we do to improve lives today, and to change the future of cancer forever.
Co-Chair, Communications, WICC Ontario