The annual “Scrap Cancer” initiative was given a big kickstart today by Carriere Industrial Supply Ltd (CIS). Members of their senior management team presented the Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) with a cheque for $50,000. CIS cleaned out their “boneyard” which was a large contribution to this amount.
Every October, mining industry and local companies in Sudbury are encouraged to donate funds created from electronic waste and scrap metal collection. Sudbury residents are also encouraged to stop by the BM Metals Recycling Facility on 1 Foundry Street to bring in your donation of scrap metal or electronic waste. Other collection areas throughout the city are being arranged.
All scrap metal and electronic waste is collected by BM Metals who donate the funds created to the NCF. “BM Metals Services Inc. is extremely grateful for local community and local businesses support of the Scrap Cancer Campaign. Carriere Industrial Services continues to be an important partner, not only to this event, but to the local fight against cancer at large. Their generosity and commitment to this fundraising event has ensured its success year over year,” says Shayne Smith, General Manager of BM Metals, “The Scrap Cancer Campaign is important to local companies and people within the community because it helps to generate funds that are critical to the development and maintenance of local cancer research that is competitive and making strides on a National Level. In addition, these funds support local cancer treatment that extends throughout the Communities of Northern Ontario. Everyone has been touched by cancer either directly or indirectly and the ability to treat this disease locally improves the quality of life for everyone within the community.”
Heading into its fifth year, the Scrap Cancer initiative has raised approximately $140,000. With this start from CIS, Scrap Cancer 2014 could be the biggest in its five-year history. The $50,000 donation will be used to fund cancer care, research and equipment at the Northeast Cancer Centre in Sudbury.
“This really is a great initiative,” says Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the NCF, “mining industry is huge in Sudbury and for companies to pitch in to help create better cancer outcomes for people in Sudbury is inspiring. It’s not just mining either; local companies and residents help out too. Scrap Cancer is something that just seems to click in Sudbury.”