THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – During the month of October, the Westgate Tiger fall sports teams wore pink and came together in the fight against breast cancer. The Junior and Varsity Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Golf, Cross country running and Cheerleading teams raised $1,200 to be donated to the Northern Cancer Fund through the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.
“We are so incredibly proud of our students, athletes and staff who bought pink t-shirts, wore highlights, had bake sales and donated to the cause,” says David McCallum (far left), Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute Athletic Director/Coach.
The donation was recently presented to Maureen Mills (holding cheque, left) from the Health Sciences Foundation. “It was a lot of fun to work together as a team and raise money for such a good cause. Our Tiger spirit has benefited our community in many ways over the years and this is another example of what we, as students, can do when we come together,” said co-captains of the Varsity Basketball team, Amanda Irvine (holding cheque, right) and Alison Ross (front, right).
100% of the funds remain in Northwestern Ontario to support world-class patient and family care for the people of our community.