Lockerby's Cancer Drive - Over 1 Million dollars Raised!
Lockerby Composite School’s Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive is an annual fundraising event where students from Lockerby raise money for the Northeast Cancer Centre through its registered charity the Northern Cancer Foundation in support of pediatric cancer care in Northern Ontario. Our Cancer Drive began in 1995 when one of Lockerby’s former students, Laura Cotesta was diagnosed with cancer and experienced how difficult it can be to travel out of town to receive cancer treatment. As a result, every year, our school collects money to help improve the children’s cancer care here in the north.
The success of the Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive is a reflection of the generosity and compassion of our community. Local businesses, organizations, and individuals have all contributed to the cause, making a significant difference in the lives of young patients affected by cancer over close to three decades of giving.
he Lockerby Kids Caring for Kids Cancer Drive reached a major milestone in 2022, raising over one million dollars for pediatric cancer research and care programs in partnership with the Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF). To honour the milestone, a cabinet filled with memories of Lockerby’s fundraising efforts now stands in the Cancer Centre lobby, and a plaque hangs in the pediatric chemotherapy waiting room acknowledging the generations of students and staff who have made a difference in cancer care.