Each year, the Algoma University Thunderbirds Basketball Program participates in ‘Shoot for the Cure’; an awareness and fundraising campaign for the Canadian Cancer Society. For an entire weekend, admission to both Men’s and Women’s games are by donation. Each game is dedicated to individuals in the community and Algoma University family touched by cancer.
Our 2020 campaign marks the 10 year anniversary of the event on campus and is especially meaningful. This year we will be campaigning in honour of the Belair Family. Richard Belair joined our team last year and has brought so much knowledge and kindness to our campus community. We were devastated to hear that cancer had seriously affected his family. Harrison, Richard’s 5-year-old son, was diagnosed with B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia in October of 2018.
Richard’s wife has taken a leave from work to relocate to London, ON where Harrison is receiving his treatment.
This year, all funds collected via this page with be directed to helping to find a cure for leukemia.
The emotional and financial impact of cancer on a family is drastic.
If you would like to support the Belair family directly please visit our GoFundMe page.
or make a cash donation at the GLC on Feb 7th.
Every donation counts, so donate today!
To donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, click here.
To view our video, click here.