Wholesaler barbecues raises $28,000 to fight cancer

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A Southern Ontario plumbing and hydronic heating supplier has raised $28,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at weekly Thursday barbecues for its customers.

NEXT Supply, Vaughan, Ont. held the free barbecues at its 11 locations in the Greater Toronto Area through the summer. The company matched all funds raised during September.

An event at its Vaughan headquarters on Sept. 13 raised $4,000. For a small donation, contractors at the event had an opportunity to test their road hockey skills.

These events helped raise money for the Team NEXT A Squad in their participation in the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer Event, which took place on Sept. 29, reported NEXT’s Carolina Lorenz, marketing.

NEXT Supply ended up 13th overall for total fundraising, which allowed the team to draft retired NHL player Matthew Barnaby. For more information, please visit www.nextsupply.ca.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation raises money to support the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, one of the largest cancer treatment and research facilities in the world. Since 1982, the Foundation has raised more than a billion dollars to fight cancer.

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