WICC ready to Relay

Women in insurance industry at the ready for tomorrow's Relay For Life

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) eagerly awaits the Canadian Cancer Society's (CCS's) 2017 Relay For Life on June 16. With more than 60 WICC teams registered, the insurance industry will have a strong presence at the fundraising event.

"Participants have a fun night ahead, with themed laps, a DJ and great prizes to be won," said Susan Drodge, CCS Ontario's director of corporate and community partnerships, and donor services.

The prizes include two Toronto Blue Jays tickets and a team concierge package. The concierge prize features a CCS volunteer dedicated to pampering the team throughout the Relay for Life event. Participants who raised more than $150 are eligible to win the Jays tickets, and teams that raised more than $2,000 are entered in the concierge draw.

In addition, WICC will host its own competitions, including a Facebook scavenger hunt. Pictures of Canadian landscapes will be loaded onto the WICC Facebook page, and the team to correctly identify all of the locations will be entered in a draw to win the $1,000 grand prize.

"We aim to foster team spirit at the Relay, give participants a chance to come together and celebrate their fundraising accomplishment and impact in the fight against cancer," said Shari Dodsworth, WICC's Relay For Life chair, and senior vice-president, sales and distribution, Northbridge Insurance.

A photographer will be stationed outside WICC's VIP tent to take commemorative team photos. Both print and digitalized photos will be available.

"Because this Relay is very much a family affair, many of my teammates will be bringing their children. We're really looking forward to seeing what the kids' entertainment section has in store," said Kim Donaldson, vice-president, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada. The children's activity tent will offer face painting, games, children's TV shows from 6 to 9 p.m. and then movies.

Relay For Life will be a fun night that's well deserved by the participants as they celebrate their fundraising success. All proceeds go to CCS to help researchers discover life-saving treatments and support programs for individuals living with cancer and their families.

To donate to CCS or contribute to Relay For Life events, visit www.relayforlife.ca or call 1-866-201-6202.

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SOURCE Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade

For further information: Jeff Rohrer, 416-362-2031 ext. 4364, jrohrer@ibc.ca

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