Bad news for the Kimberley-born Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser, Slopes for Hope. The 2015 event has been postponed until the winter of 2016.
“Due to variables that are beyond our control, we have experienced a sharp decrease in our enrollment and donations,” event chair Liana Shaw said. “Unfortunately, we are the second Slopes for Hope event in the province that has had to postpone the event.”
“Not reaching our fundraising target for this event means that many will be affected and may not have access to the services these funds support in our communities,” Shaw said.
“Slopes for Hope itself is a fun way to support the Canadian Cancer Society, however, the real impact you make is in the funds you help raise that translate into saving lives and supporting those on a cancer journey. For this reason we very much hope that our registered participants continue to reach out to their networks over the year and do their best to help meet our fundraising target for this event that is postponed until 2016. The website will remain open and tax receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more made online at slopesforhope.ca