Jail ‘N Bail raises $58,000 to fight cancer

The donations may not be what was hoped for but the positives far outweigh the negatives for the annual Jail N’Bail cancer fundraiser held about a week ago. Kay Parkkari, revenue development officer with the Canadian Cancer Society in Red Deer, said on Monday that a total of $58,000 has been raised so far, with more expected.

The donations may not be what was hoped for but the positives far outweigh the negatives for the annual Jail N’Bail cancer fundraiser held about a week ago.

Kay Parkkari, revenue development officer with the Canadian Cancer Society in Red Deer, said on Monday that a total of $58,000 has been raised so far, with more expected.

The society hoped to raise about $100,000 but the sluggish economy had a lot to do with it, she said.

“You aim high and $58,000 is a pretty good figure to put into the fight against cancer,” she added.

She said officials can take away the memory that the community showed tremendous spirit in raising that much in a time of crisis for many.

“The volunteer jailbirds were tremendous and the other volunteers were also terrific.

“We had a lot of positives with this event and everyone can hold their heads high,” Parkkari said.

More than 70 volunteers participated in the annual event.

The event features community celebrities, politicians and others arrested and forced to raise money through donations to get out of jail.

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