Thanks to the generosity of six South Delta restaurants nearly $20,000 has been raised for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
With November being Pancreatic Cancer month, the Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonalds and Chopped Leaf locations, along with Ladner Dairy Queen and Tsawwassen White Spot each donated 10 percent of proceeds on their designated days, ranging from Nov. 17-20. The cumulative total was $19,411 that will be given to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, specifically for pancreatic cancer research and care.
The initiative was launched in 2019 in honour of Ladner resident and Delta firefighter Thomas Haydon who lost his battle to Pancreatic Neuroendocrine cancer in 2018 at the age of 36. Earlier this year, the City of Delta unveiled a tribute to Haydon inside the Ladner Leisure Centre where he spent much of his life playing and coaching lacrosse, including being the first-ever captain of the Delta Junior “A” Islanders.
To honour Haydon, Ladner Dairy Queen also sold a special edition fireman ice cream cake that saw 50 percent of each sale donated to the foundation. Each of the locations also sold $5 purple ribbons.
This year’s record total means over $55,000 has been raised over the last four years.