The Village Farms family raised more than $10,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society at last weekend’s CIBC Run for the Cure.
In addition, Village Farms took home the Pepsi Corporate Spirit Award as the top fundraising corporate team at the event last Sunday in Surrey.
“It was really inspiring to see everyone come together,” said Lindsay Baldrey, Village Farms foreign worker coordinator and team captain who spearheaded the fundraising efforts for the company. “The response and support for this cause was overwhelming. Everyone was ecstatic that we received the (Pepsi) Corporate Spirit Award and we’re really looking forward to seeing how we can grow even more next year.”
The Canadian Cancer Society invests the funds raised into breast cancer research, support services, health education and advocacy programs. Its mission is to reduce the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, reduce mortality for those who develop the disease and improve the quality of life for those affected.