Lockerby Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive Raises $55,500”
Kids Caring for Kids students

The Lockerby Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive Committee, with Tannys Laughren – Executive Director of Northern Cancer Foundation – on the right, holds their cheque made out for $55,500. The check will remain on display at Lockerby Composite School for the week.

One of the coldest evenings of the fall couldn’t stop the Lockerby Vikings as they went door-to-door collecting donations for pediatric cancer care in the name of Laura Cotesta, a former Lockerby student who passed away battling cancer in 1996.

At the celebration assembly this morning, it was announced that they had raised $55,500. Their 22 year total now surpasses $900,000! All of the funds raised by the Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive supports pediatric oncology just up the road from Lockerby at the Northeast Cancer Centre.

“It was a cold one out there last night, but there was definitely something heartwarming pushing these students,” says Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Foundation. “We can’t possibly be more proud of the Vikings. They showed their school spirit and they showed that when they put their heads together, special things happen. It’s been 22 years of something special and that’s just awesome.”

Kids Caring for Kids Thank you

Despite the frosty morning, members for the Kids Caring for Kids Committee stood at the corner of Paris and Walford, holding a huge banner and lots of smiles to thank the community for their generous donations.

The Northern Cancer Foundation would like to recognize all of the teachers and staff at Lockerby Composite School for their hard work, the Vikings and especially the students of the Kids Caring for Kids Committee for organizing and managing this great event and the Greater Sudbury community for once again supporting the children all over Northeastern Ontario who come to the NECC for treatment. Last but certainly not least, we would like to thank Pina Cotesta for keeping Laura’s dream and memory close to her heart and close to ours.

First mass in Sudbury March 30, 1883 Jesuit Joseph Specht celebrated - at corner of Elm and Durham.

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