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06/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2021 10:11

Bruce Power donates $30,000 to Relay for Life virtual events

Bruce Power is matching donations up to $30,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society's virtual Relay for Life events in Stratford and at Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS), in Port Elgin.

Due to COVID-19, both events will be held virtually on Saturday, June 12, instead of in person. Visit the Stratford and SDSS websites to donate to an individual or team.

'Bruce Power has long been a sponsor of the Canadian Cancer Society and local Relay for Life events,' said Dwight Irwin, Bruce Power's Manager of Community Relations. 'All 4,200 of our employees have celebrated with a family member or friend who survived cancer, or shed tears for those we love who did not. We thank all the participants for their dedication and fundraising efforts to a cause that touches us all.'

This year's Relay for Life will look a little different due to COVID-19, said Allison Taylor-Misener, Special Events Specialist at the Canadian Cancer Society. The Relay will still feature the hallmark components of the in-person events, including celebrating cancer survivors, walking laps, enjoying fun activities, supporting people living with cancer, collecting online donations, and remembering those we've lost.

'Today, nearly one in two Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime,' Taylor-Misener said. 'With your help, we're funding groundbreaking research and able to provide a national support system for people with cancer, their caregivers and their families. Together, we will show Canadians affected by cancer that they don't have to go through their journey alone, and we're so grateful for your support.'

About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.