By Tammy Schneider
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A fundraiser organized by local resident Gail MacKay is seeing support from the Municipality of Kincardine.
MacKay said she is very pleased to announce that the town has agreed to close Queen Street on Oct. 13, between Broadway Street and Victoria Park, so that participants in the Illuminight fundraising walk can safely travel. The street will be closed between 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Participants are asked to bring along flashlights, glow sticks, battery operated lights and any other items that will light up the walk. Illuminight is a fundraiser for the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation in Hamilton, and is where Mandi Cartright, the daughter of MacKay’s friend Kelly Weise, has been receiving cancer treatments.
“In honour of Mandi’s courage and strength, and in the spirit of hope, this October Team Hodgepodge Portage will be participating in Illuminight to raise funds to enhance the already incredible care given to cancer patients at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre,” said MacKay in a social media update. “We are asking for your help to reach our fundraising goal. Your gift supports the highest priority needs of the cancer program and will make a vital difference to the cancer patients and their families by offering them the much needed gift of hope.”
The link to donate to the fundraiser is http://events.hamiltonhealth.ca/goto/Hodgepodge_Portage.