Scotiabank & RE/MAX team up for Yard Sale For The Cure

Scotiabank in Orangeville matched the $4854.38 raised during the RE/MAX yard Sale for the Cure last May. That brought the total raised to $9708.86 for breast cancer research. Pictured are Scotiabank’s Wendy Polotek with RE/MAX associates Teresa Comeau, Staz Georgoulias, Sandy Brown, David Waters, Jerry Gould, Sandy Morgan, David Cahill, Adrian Muscat, Charsanda Muscat, and Steve Catcher.

Scotiabank in Orangeville matched the $4854.38 raised during the RE/MAX yard Sale for the Cure last May. That brought the total raised to $9708.86 for breast cancer research. Pictured are Scotiabank’s Wendy Polotek with RE/MAX associates Teresa Comeau, Staz Georgoulias, Sandy Brown, David Waters, Jerry Gould, Sandy Morgan, David Cahill, Adrian Muscat, Charsanda Muscat, and Steve Catcher.

Matching funds from Scotiabank in Orangeville helped local RE/MAX associates have their most successful Yard Sale for the Cure this year.

Scotiabank delivered a cheque for $4,854.38 to match the funds raised during the yard sale. That’s a total of $9,708.86 that will go to help fight breast cancer.

Basements and garages were emptied last May, the contents sold for charity in Orangeville.

RE/MAX agents, their families, and friends volunteered to pull off this latest edition of the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Yard Sale for the Cure in the spring. The Orangeville effort was part of an initiative that included similar yard sales Canada-wide.

“Every dollar raised through the yard sale, silent auction, and bake sale went towards breast cancer research, health promotion, advocacy, education and awareness programs”, Teresa Comeau, a RE/MAX sales representative in Orangeville, told The Citizen in May.

The 2013 event was her third year as the local yard sale co-ordinator. The fundraiser collected $3,800 in each of the last two years, she said. And, as there was twice the amount of items donated for sale this year, Comeau felt it was a certainty they’d surpass the previous tallies.

The list is long of other Orangeville and Shelburne businesses that got behind the charitable endeavor. They included Sobeys, FreshCo, No Frills in Shelburne, Foodland in Shelburne, Staples, Toppers Pizza, Watermaker, Home Hardware stores in Orangeville and Shelburne, Metalhead Mike, Universal Rental, Dufferin Copy Express, and PODS.

Those business provided valuable support by contributing to flyer
distribution, signage, providing lunch for the volunteers, and the removal from the First Street lot of left-over items.

“It’s a long day, but it’s a good day,” Comeau said of each year’s yard sale.

The first Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Yard Sale for the Cure was held in 2005. It was started by breast cancer survivor Rachael Smith who, along with friends and family, held the first yard sale in the Toronto Beach community. Yard Sale for the Cure, now in its fourth year as a signature fundraising event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, has raised over $1.5-million.