Alberni bucks up for cancer society

The Alberni chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society has donated $2,100 to prostate cancer research and $1,400 for breast cancer research.

Businessmen Doug Moore

Two cancer research initiatives will benefit from the generosity of Port Alberni businesses and individuals this season.

The local Canadian Cancer Society office will donate $2,100 to prostate cancer research and $1,400 to breast cancer initiatives.

Volunteer Ron Frolic accepted the donation last Friday at the chamber of commerce’s visitor centre.

Some of the funds were gleaned from sales of blue scarves at Alberni Valley Bulldogs Jr. A  hockey games, as well as several weekends spent selling outside of Canadian Tire in November, Frolic’s wife Bev said.

Aside from the blue scarf campaign, the Frolics approached several businesses for donations. Several, such as Breaker’s Marine, Alberni Chrysler and Alberni Toyota, and Barlow’s Home Entertainment Centre Ltd. have assisted for the past three years.

They all came through again this year, Bev Frolic said. “It’s been a really good campaign.”

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