Kelowna Sears store staff member Gina Ormrod rides a stationary bike to help raise donations in support of the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride.

Sears staff support national cancer fundraising cause

Kelowna store hopes to raise $6,500 in support of Sears National Kids Cancer Ride.

  • Aug. 30, 2014 2:00 p.m.

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.

 

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