The 11th annual Scrap Cancer fundraiser brought in more than $52,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation this year.
The fundraiser is a longstanding partnership between the NCF and Triple M Metal.
“This year — thanks to the efforts of individuals and businesses in Sudbury — $52,241.24 was raised, which will go directly to supporting priority capital and equipment purchases at the Shirley and Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre at Health Sciences North,” NCF said in a news release.
The campaign has two components. Private individuals were invited to drop off scrap metal and waste electronics one of the five drop-off locations (the organizers thanks Rammako’s Source for Adventure, Bianco’s Superstore, First Round Sports Bar Val Caron, First Round Sports Bar Copper Cliff, and Rifles and Reels Game and Fish Club for serving as drop-off locations)
The other component involves businesses that create scrap metal as a by-product of their business operations, which donated their scrap metal revenue (or a portion thereof) over the duration of the campaign to the NCF. Those businesses are:
- Carriere Industrial Supply
- M&G Fencing
- Noront Steel
- Nickel City Steel
- Bristol Machine Works
- Fisher Wavy
“We are excited to announce that this year’s Scrap Cancer Cup champion is Carriere Industrial Supply (a part of Weir’s ESCO division) with a total of $26,249.27. Carriere piles their scrap steel all year long, and when steel prices are at the the highest, they sell it all to scrap yards and donate the revenue to the NCF. This year’s runner up was M&G Fencing who donated a very generous $8,519.47.”
“This year’s campaign went very well and we are excited to get an early jump on Scrap Cancer 2023 so we can make it bigger and better,” said Derek Davis, the operations manager at Triple M Metal, in the news release.