The generosity of eight local restaurants has raised a record total for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
In recognition of November being Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the Ladner and Tsawwassen locations of McDonalds, Dairy Queen and Chopped Leaf, along with the Tsawwassen White Spot and Ladner Panago, each donated 10 per cent of total sales on their designated day.
This year’s campaign raised $16,076.19, over $3,000 more than the 2020 total. It also pushes the three-year total to more than $36,000 raised locally for pancreatic cancer research.
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. The Delta Firefighters Charitable Society is also a big supporter of the program.
Helping push this year’s efforts was the Ladner and Tsawwassen Dairy Queens selling special edition firemen cakes with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the campaign. Purple paper ribbons were also sold for $5 each.