Winnipeg CUPE Manitoba will be turning over $10,000.00 for Kids with Cancer tomorrow. The funds have been raised over the last year from CUPE members from across the province.
Some of the money will go towards paying for a Portable Stair Climber at CancerCare, expected to cost about $6,500.
Coordinating the fundraising effort for the union, are Darlene Gagnon and Elaine Wiebe, CUPE members (Local 4242) working at the Brandon Regional Health Authority. Over the last 10 years, CUPE members have raised over $60,000 for CancerCare.
It really wasnt hard raising these funds for Pediatric Oncology, said Paul Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. Whenever there was an event or a meeting, Darlene was there and the members just opened up their wallets with their hearts.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Children’s Unit (3rd Floor)
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing more than a half-million women and men. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, childcare centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.
For more information, contact:
Allen Bleich, Coordinator,
CUPE Manitoba at 942-0343
Kathi Neal, Communications Co-ordinator,
CancerCare Manitoba at 787-4540
Paul Moist, President,
CUPE Manitoba at 981-2873