Rucking For a Cure aims to tackle cancer

Surrey rugby club battles breast cancer

Rugby players from the Surrey Beavers Athletic Association will be taking on three opponents at Sullivan Heights Park on Oct. 27, while raising funds in the fight against great cancer.

“It wouldn’t be a breast cancer fundraiser without a little pink,” said former player and current club president Rob Brown, announcing Rucking For A Cure.

“Our guys will be wearing pink socks and jerseys for each of the games.”

The public is invited to  watch the rugby matches and grab a hot dog and pop, which will be available by donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Division one, two and three matches will be played at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm, rain or shine.

Following the games, the pink jerseys (donated Cariboo Brewing) will be up for auction at the Surrey Beavers clubhouse, the Beaverlodge.

All money raised will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of breast cancer.

Executive member and first division player Nick Bruce presented the idea of a cancer fundraiser to the club executive a few months back.

“All of us – in some way, shape or form – have been affected by cancer,” he said. “It goes without saying, this is a terrible disease with a broad impact.”

The Surrey Beavers’ clubhouse is located at 17395 57th Avenue, Surrey.

Donations to Rucking For A Cure can also be made through the Canadian Cancer Society at http://cancerevents.kintera.org/ruckingforacure.

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