From left: Laune Legault, Duncan Libby, Roger Halliday, Kurtis Sveinungsen, Alan Ware, Irina Novak-Calki and Fernando Pierri. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey Speedy wiper effort helps raise $8,000 for breast cancer

Funds to benefit Canadian Cancer Society

A South Surrey auto glass-repair shop’s efforts to support women living with breast cancer has helped raise $8,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).

Speedy Glass locations across B.C. – including one at 2498 King George Blvd. – partnered with CCS through the Drive Pink Campaign last fall, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

READ MORE: Speedy Glass supporting Drive Pink campaign

Through the campaign, Speedy Glass donated $2 from every pair of wipers sold. Trico, Speedy Glass’ supplier, matched the donation.

Thursday (Jan. 23) morning, the results of the effort were announced. The funds will “help local women with breast cancer live their lives more fully through ground-breaking research and services that provide information and help women and their families cope with the disease,” a news release states.

“We were very proud to participate in the Drive Pink Campaign with the Canadian Cancer Society. We engaged all our employees across British Columbia in a very successful sales campaign, contributing to such a relevant cause,’’ Fernando Pierri, director of operations for Belron, said in the release.

Pierri thanked Trico for supporting the effort.

CCS account executive Irina Novak-Calki said it’s through funds raised in such campaigns “that we know more than ever before about how to prevent, diagnose, treat and live with and beyond breast cancer and help people with breast cancer live their lives more fully.”



tholmes@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Canadian Cancer Society

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

White Rock seeks assistance for park rain damage

City applies for provincial funding following closure of Ruth Johnson Park and ravine

United Nations designates Surrey a ‘Tree City’

Surrey is one of 59 cities in the world to receive the designation

In 2019, roughly one person died every three days in Surrey due to illicit drug overdoses

123 people died in the city in 2019, down from the previous year

BC Liberals firing at NDP due to fact new Surrey hospital not in budget

But Surrey-Panorama MLA Jinny Sims says business case is needed first

Surrey RCMP looking for missing boy, age 14

Brayden Ritchat, 14, last seen in the 10800-block of 141st Street in Whalley on Feb. 21

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

B.C. landlord can’t serve eviction notice because tenant is in jail

Homeowner baffled at arbitrator decision based on notice of hearing not being served properly

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Most Read

l -->