2nd Annual Arts for Leukemia raises more than $2,500
May 2, 2012 at 7:27pm
On Saturday, April 14, the second annual Arts for Leukemia event took place in Ottawa to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Franca Johnston, Chief Steward at Ross’s YIG, and her sons did an awesome job again this year at putting this event together and getting local artists to donate their artwork for the silent auction. Franca’s sons, along with their girlfriends and friends who all donated their time and talents, set up a bake and craft sale table. The local Domino’s donated pizza for the sale and everyone got a chance to purchase tickets for raffle prizes as well. Katie Weatherston, 2006 Women’s Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist, donated her time and autograph to help raise funds for such a worthy cause too.
Guests were entertained by musicians Paul Proulx and Russell Paquette. Paul is the husband of Sandra Proulx, who is a Steward at Loblaws 1051 in Ottawa and on the Local 175 Executive Board, and Russell is her brother.
Thanks to the generosity of everyone involved, the event raised a grand total of $2,537. Thank you to everyone put a lot of work into making this event a big success by donating their time, effort and talent. We look forward to making it even more successful next year!