Regular mammograms for women age 40 and over equal a 25 per cent reduction in the number of breast cancer-related deaths. File photo

Speedy Glass supporting Drive Pink campaign

Donations from wiper-blade sales to benefit breast-cancer research and services

A South Surrey auto glass-repair shop is aiming to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society this month, by donating $2 from every windshield-wiper sale.

The effort by Speedy Glass (at 2498 King George Blvd.) is part of the Drive Pink campaign, and will be matched by supplier Tricco, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

“Funds raised through Drive Pink 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,” the release states.

According to the release, early detection and increased screening rates combined with better treatment therapies have resulted in at least a 44 per cent decrease in the breast cancer death rate since the late 1980s.

“At the Canadian Cancer Society, we know that cancer changes people and that 1 in 8 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But we feel a cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to define a person,” Irina Novak-Calki, the Canadian Cancer Society’s corporate programs development officer, said in the release.

“Our goal is to improve the cancer experience by helping people live longer and enhancing their quality of life. We believe that life is bigger than cancer. Our Drive Pink partnership with Speedy Glass will help local women facing breast cancer live their lives more fully and see life beyond their diagnoses.”

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

Comments are closed

Just Posted

BREAKING: Cloverdale McDonald’s employee tests positive for COVID-19

McDonald’s Canada immediately shut down the restaurant

Southridge students raise $5,600 for hospital meal program

GoFundMe campaign funds two months of meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Surrey kids get cooking during free SuperChefs camps pushed online by pandemic

‘Enthusiastic’ launch of program, which sees ingredient pickup at one local school

Court awards woman $143K for two Whalley rear-ender crashes, one by a bus

In both cases, Brigitte Bergeron’s vehicle was hit from behind while stopped at an intersection

Surrey RCMP searching for missing woman last seen in Crescent Beach

Milcah Kasomali-Chirumbwana last seen at 4:35 p.m. July 5 in the 12300-block of Beecher Street

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

Abbotsford school vice-principal accused of getting Instagram ‘confessions’ page shut down

@A.S.S.S.Confessions page claims school officials contacted families to find out person behind page

Recreational chinook openings leave First Nations frustrated on the Lower Fraser

Limited recreational openings for chinook on the Chehalis and Chilliwack rivers being questioned

Most Read

l -->