CUPE Manitoba members present $50,000 to CancerCare Manitoba

WINNIPEG – CUPE Manitoba will present a $50,000 cheque to CancerCare Manitoba in support of Camp Indigo, a camp dedicated to providing support to Manitoba children with cancer. The money is the most recent contribution the union’s members are making to pediatric oncology as part of ongoing fundraising for Manitoba children who have cancer.

“We started fundraising among our members in the 1990s when we adopted pediatric oncology as our ongoing charity,” CUPE Manitoba President Kelly Moist said. “CUPE’s commitment to our community is strong, and we are proud to donate to such an important cause as supporting children in need.”

CUPE Manitoba members have provided more than $100,000 over the past decade to pediatric oncology through fundraising and donations. This year’s contribution of $50,000 is the largest single donation made, and coincides with CUPE’s 50th anniversary this year.

“Since 1963, CUPE has made important contributions to Manitoba, and this donation reflects our commitment to making Manitoba a better place for everyone.”

CUPE Manitoba will present a $50,000 cheque to CancerCare Manitoba Camp Indigo at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the CUPE Manitoba Convention in the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

In Manitoba, CUPE represents approximately 25,000 members working in health care facilities, personal care homes, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.