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Cars to be awarded as cancer fundraiser prizes

Cancer fundraisers participating in the annual Relay for Life in four Central Alberta communities could find themselves with the keys to a sweet ride.

For every $750 raised, participants in the annual fundraiser will get a chance to win a new vehicle donated by Red Deer’s Kipp Scott GMC. Those who raise $1,500 get two chances, and so on. The winner can choose either a 2013 Buick Encore or a 2013 GMC Terrain.

Trish King, revenue development co-ordinator for the cancer society’s Red Deer branch, said the vehicle prize is a first.

“We’ve always had kind of local door prizes for highest fundraisers but nothing of this capacity.”

But with the society celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, they wanted to do something special and hopefully rev up fundraising efforts.

Keeping with the “75” theme, the goal is to raise $750,000 among all four Central Alberta Relay for Life events.

The non-competitive event brings together families and friends who gather to run, walk or stroll around a track throughout the night.

The Rocky Mountain House event runs May 24, Innisfail on June 7, and Red Deer and Stettler take place on June 14.

The winner of the vehicle will be announced in late June or early July.

Money raised goes towards cancer research and to provide information and support for people living with cancer and their families.

For more information go to www.cancer.ca.

 
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