North Bay first responders helped to raise over $4,600 for CIBC Run for the Cure. As part of a wager to help raise funds, Police Chief Scott TOD and Deputy Fire Chief Greg SAUNDERS had their nails painted pink.
From September 23 to October 20, 2021, the North Bay Police Service, North Bay Fire and Emergency Services, and Nipissing District Paramedic Services held a competition that helped raise funds for CIBC’s Run for the Cure initiative, which helps raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.
To raise the stakes and help bring in more money for a good cause, the services agreed that the Chiefs and Deputies of the services that did not raise the most funds would have their nails painted pink. The fundraising totals were:
- Nipissing District Paramedic Services: $2,000
- North Bay Police Service: $1,649.45
- North Bay Fire and Emergency Services: $993.80
Since the most funds were raised by the Nipissing District Paramedic Services, Police Chief Scott TOD and Deputy Fire Chief Greg SAUNDERS had their nails painted pink.
In total, this year, North Bay CIBC Run for the Cure raised approximately $35,000 for breast cancer.
An event announcing the results was held at North Bay Police Service headquarters today.
Remarks at the event were provided by:
- North Bay CIBC Run for the Cure Committee Member Jillian DUPUIS
- North Bay Police Chief Scott TOD
- Nipissing District Paramedic Chief Stephen KIRK
In attendance were:
- North Bay Deputy Fire Chief Greg SAUNDERS
- North Bay CIBC Run for the Cure Director Melanie GAINFORTH
Nail painting was done by CIBC Run for the Cure volunteer Olivia COTE.