If you are heading to Whifs this Saturday morning, make sure you’re a big tipper, because it all goes to a great cause.
The Drumheller restaurant is playing host to a fundraiser to support Carrie Sine’s (nee Shymanski) trek in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers coming up on July 24-25 in Calgary.
The Weekend to End Breast Cancer is a 60-kilometre journey over two days. This is the sixth walk held in Calgary, and it since its inception it has raised more than $21 million for breast cancer research and programming.
Carrie is on the “We’d go Through Hell with Mel” team, and it is walking in dedication of her good friend Melanie Porter, a cancer survivor. The two grew up together in the valley, and have remained close. Last year Melanie was expecting her second child when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was at 34 weeks. Because the cancer was aggressive, her labour was induced on December 7 she gave birth to her daughter Megan Hope. On December 17, she began chemotherapy treatment. Most recently, she underwent a double mastectomy earlier this month.
The two friends will be at Whifs this Saturday, May 28, for the fundraiser. Melanie will be there pouring coffee, and the serving staff at the restaurant will be donating their tips to Carrie’s walk.
Those who are not able to come out for breakfast this Saturday, and still want to contribute to Carrie’s walk, can go to www.endcancer.ca and search Carrie’s name to make a donation online.