Elgin County Raises Childhood Cancer Awareness Flag
For immediate release
COUNTY OF ELGIN – At its meeting held on September 8th, County Council made a proclamation declaring September to be Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Elgin County. At a ceremony held after the meeting, Childhood Cancer Survivor Jack Hildebrand raised the Childhood Cancer Flag in front of the Elgin County Heritage Centre. Representatives from Childcan, childhood cancer survivors and their families were in attendance.
Warden Dave Mennill, The Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and Jill Ferguson, a representatives from MP Karen Vecchio’s office provided remarks.
The County of Elgin is honoured to work together with organizations, such as Childcan, who support families dealing with childhood cancer to raise awareness of the disease and its devastating effects. Awareness and funds raised by these organizations help families and children faced with childhood cancer to deal with the emotional and financial tolls associated with this disease.
“The County of Elgin stands with these families and brave children in their fight to overcome childhood cancer,” said Warden Dave Mennill. “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to hear the stories of these courageous individuals and we proudly raise the Childhood Cancer Flag to draw attention to this important and worthy cause.”