Ontario May 29 Returns for Leukemia campaign aims to break record

On the May 29 weekend, Ontario’s primary beer retailer The Beer Store, in partnership with UFCW Canada Local 12R24 will be holding the annual Returns for Leukemia bottle drive fundraiser at every Beer Store location across the province. 

The goal this year is to raise a record breaking $1,000,000 to fund research to finding a cure for leukemia and other blood diseases. Last year’s bottle drive raised over $830,000.

Members and volunteers will invite customers to donate all or a portion of their return-of-deposit on empty beer, wine and spirit bottles to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). 100% of the proceeds from the Bottle Drive fundraising will go to the LLSC to support its research in the fight against leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, myeloma, and other blood diseases.

“The money raised by the Returns for Leukemia campaign has helped thousands of people and their families whose lives are affected by leukemia and other blood diseases,” says Rob Edwards, president of UFCW Canada Local 12R24.  “That’s why members and volunteers are so proud and committed to donating their time and energy to this worthy event.”

For more information on how you can help or volunteer, visit www.bottledrive.ca.




Vol. X No. 20 • May 25, 2010