Real estate board supports cancer organization

by | Jan 26, 2024

Realtors donate more than $10,000 to River Valley Cancer Support Group

Realtors from the Woodstock and Fredericton areas delivered significant financial support to a group providing ongoing support for Carleton County cancer patients.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, several Woodstock-area realtors representing the Real Estate Board of the Fredericton Area Inc. gathered at the Century 21 Realtors office in Woodstock to present $10,699 to the River Valley Cancer Support Group Inc. representatives.

Woodstock realtor Linda Currie, a board member and publicity chair, explained the cancer group was one of two charities chosen to split this year’s donation. The board chose the Capital Region Mental Health and Addictions Association’s Capital Youth Hub to receive a similar contribution.

Currie explained realtors voluntarily donated money every month over the past year.

She explained agents began making donations during COVID-19 when the pandemic hindered opportunities to gather for events and conventions.

Several Woodstock-area realtors attended the cheque presentation in downtown Woodstock. Four River Valley Cancer Support Group members were on hand to graciously accept the financial support.

“We’re extremely blessed the board chose us to be recipients of this donation,” said RVCSG president Tracey Johnston.

She credited Currie for lobbying the board on the group’s behalf.

The RVCSG provides financial support to Carleton County cancer patients to help cover travel costs, medical bills and other expenses as they battle to return to good health.

She said the group helps an average of 10 patients per month.

Johnston said the organization operates thanks to the generosity of area residents, businesses and organizations who support the group directly and through its many fundraising events.

The next major fundraiser occurs on Feb. 2 and 3 in Florenceville-Bristol when the Florenceville Curling Club hosts the annual Curl for the River Valley Cancer Support Group.

The event welcomes curlers and entertainers on Friday evening and all day Saturday.

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