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THUNDER BAY, ON - April 16, 2010 - Last night’s Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction Bachelorsraised over $63,059.00, bringing the twelve-year total to $581,281.00.  The event supports the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.  All funds continue to support the fight against breast cancer in Northwestern Ontario.

“In addition to raising significant dollars, we raise awareness about the important issue of breast cancer,” says event chair Keely Smart.  “The Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction is more than a fabulous girls’ night out. It also contributes to a very serious issue in a meaningful way.” 

“A lot of preparation goes into the event,” says volunteer bachelor Jeff Wright. “We commit to it because we believe so strongly in the cause.” Wright’s date package included a getaway for four people at Knobby’s Fly-In Fishing Resort and dinner at Bistro One. 
 
Along with the volunteer bachelors, the success of the event relies upon committee members, sponsors, volunteers and attendees.  “It’s very powerful to be part of a group of people who care so much about our community,” says Smart. “I feel very privileged to work with them and am extremely proud of what we have accomplished.”

Support of the Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction truly makes a difference.  Funds raised help Regional Cancer Care at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre to:
• Increase breast cancer awareness through education
• Increase access to breast cancer screening
• Improve breast cancer treatment
• Support world-class cancer research.

Because of advances in breast cancer awareness, screening, diagnosis and research, today, 9 out of 10 women will live for at least 10 years after diagnosis.  Together, we are making Hope possible. 

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