SUDBURY – For the 12th straight year, students in Cambrian College’s Police Foundations program are working with the Canadian Cancer Society to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
The 2019 Teddy Bear Picnic Auction was launched today in the college’s Student Life Centre.
Students will be knocking on doors and meeting face-to-face with local businesses, community groups and the general public, asking them to purchase, decorate, and donate teddy bears.
The bears will then be auctioned at the annual Teddy Bear Picnic, as part of Cambrian’s Fall Open House, Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Teddy Bear Auction will begin at 11 o’clock.
Students from Police Foundations won’t be bearing all the weight of the work. Joining them will be students from Cambrian’s Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Worker, and Nursing programs.
“This is 12 years now we’ve been doing this, and it just means so much for everyone involved,” says David Lalonde, Coordinator of Cambrian’s Police Foundations program. “Our students are giving their time and effort and truly experiencing the essence of volunteerism and community service. Every year we do this, I see them all grow as young women and men and I know it will make them all better police officers.”
Since its launch in 2007, the Teddy Bear Picnic Auction has raised more than
$110,000 for pediatric cancer research.
“The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to once again partner with Cambrian College and the Police Foundations program to raise funds for pediatric cancer research,” says Sally Dunton, Community Fundraising Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society, Sudbury and District.
A&W Restaurant in Sudbury has returned as a major sponsor for this year’s Teddy Bear Picnic Auction.
There is free admission and parking to the November 9th Teddy Bear Picnic Auction and Fall Open House. Any individual or business interested in donating a teddy bear can contact Sally Dunton, Community Fundraising Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society, 705-670-1234, ext. 3176, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambrianinternational.ca