With the pop of a cork, Booze Losers across the province are rejoicing. After going alcohol-free for 29 days in February, participants in BC Cancer Foundation’s Lose the Booze are ready to break their happy hour ban and put the dry month behind them. Over 230 people from across B.C. traded their wine for water and pints for pop and fundraised an amazing $62,137 in the process, which will directly support groundbreaking cancer research taking place at the BC Cancer Agency. The funds raised will help further breakthroughs and critical research that will bring forth new treatment options and hope for over 26,000 British Columbians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. “We proudly raise our glass to all of our Lose the Booze participants,” said Lou Del Gobbo, Interim President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation. “Their efforts will support discoveries with the power to improve early detection, treatment and outcomes for cancer patients in B.C. and beyond.” Find more information on Lose the Booze by visiting www.losethebooze.ca. -30- Media enquiries please contact: Melissa Serraglio, Communications Coordinator t. 604-707-5946 e. firstname.lastname@example.org The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, we enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. We fund with the goal of finding solutions. Visit www.bccancerfoundation.com to make a donation or to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.