Sears staff support national cancer fundraising cause
The Kelowna store staff will be working a little extra hard this morning in support of the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride taking place this month.
Today, local store employees are riding a stationary bike in 30-minute increments as part of a fundraising campaign for this project.
The goal for Sears stores across B.C. is to raise $100,000, and the Kelowna store has set a target of $6,500.
To achieve that, Sears has many fundraising projects planned, including a garage sale, hot dog sale, pizza day which takes place today, 50/50 draw and to accept donations at the till from customers when making their purchases.
As well, the riders participating in the Vancouver to Halifax cross-country ride will make a stop at the Sears store in Orchard Park Shopping Centre on Thursday, Sept. 4.
A reception for the riders is planned for 6:30 p.m. when there will be speeches from various dignitaries and a chance for the public to hear some of the cancer survivor stories from some of the ride participants.
"This is a national campaign for Sears and we are doing our part here in Kelowna to get behind that," said Kelowna Sears store manager Randy Sheehan.