Category Archives: Raising Awareness
As official Primary Sponsor of the Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10K presented by New Balance for the third consecutive year, The Rocca Sisters & Associates invite you to come out and join us on Sunday, April 24th! #MindOverMileage
This fantastic event raises much needed funds for The Lighthouse, a registered charity providing peer support for grieving children, youth and their families in Halton and Peel.
Registration is still underway at mercedes10k.com. Use promo code ROCCA10 and save $10 off your registration fee.
With several categories to choose from, there is something for every age and stage. Plus the course is spectacular, taking you through beautiful downtown Oakville.
5k School Challenge
1K Junior Jog for those 12 and under
Toddler Trot for those 5 and under
Family Fun Zone
One lucky 5K or 10K finisher will win this year’s grand prize, a one-year lease on a 2016 GLA 250!
Spectators are also encouraged to cheer everyone on and pledge a runner or walker or donate. Two anonymous donors will match all pledges to runners and walkers up to $50,000, with all proceeds going to The Lighthouse Foundation. But that’s not all, Expedia Cruise Ship Centres Oakville South is giving away a free cruise to one lucky fundraiser. Every $100 raised is equal to a ballot for entry.
New this year, for those looking for a green alternative, how about biking to and from the race? Take advantage of bike valet service provided by Velofix.
The Rocca Sisters & Associates know that the greater our success, the greater our ability and responsibility to make positive change in our world. Be sure to stop by the Rocca Sisters & Associates tent on event day to warm up with a cup of free hot apple cider or hot chocolate! We look forward to seeing you on April 24th!
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Every spring, the bright yellow daffodil takes on a worthy opponent. Cancer. The flower has served as the symbol of cancer awareness since the 1950s. The Canadian Cancer Society incorporated the yellow flower into their logo in 2000.
Money raised during daffodil month helps people living with cancer and their families. Donations are earmarked for life-saving research, information and support services. Fresh flowers are available at Loblaws and affiliated stores through April 14th or while supplies last. Daffodil pin sales take place through April 10th.
The Canadian Cancer Society has channeled over $1.3 billion to cancer research since the 1940s. In that time, Canadians’ 5-year survival rate has increased from 25% to more than 60%.
“My family lost its matriarch to cancer. Our mother Joan was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in May 2004. The diagnosis came through a routine checkup. With great determination and strong faith, she fought hard for five years and gave us her best, unfortunately like many, she lost her battle,” explains Cathy Rocca. “The tragedy in all of this is that we are not unique, there are so many families who have gone through, or are going through something similar. We remember bringing the sweet simple pleasures of life alive, and creating a light in our Mom that sometimes seemed dim,” continues Tanya Rocca.
Even the simple act of purchasing a daffodil pin or a small bunch of flowers brings hope to those suffering. “The Canadian Cancer Society has so many resources available to you as a patient and as a family member or friend. Life-changing support, digestible information online and by phone and they are helping fund the research that saves lives,” Cathy says, “I truly hope that you find a moment to give to this worthy cause.” The Rocca Sisters & Associates know that the greater our success, the greater our ability and responsibility to make positive change in our world.