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Progressive & Sonoma Employees Raise Funds for OICC

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November 10 2014

Posted in: Fundraising,



Progressive & Sonoma Employees Raise $2,335 for the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre.


Many, many thanks from the OICC to employees of sister companies Progressive Nutritional Therapies and Sonoma Nutriceuticals!


Elaine Munro, Director of Sustainable Operations for Progressive explains:  “When our dear friend and colleague recently received news that she was out of remission and would need to start chemotherapy, we wanted to do something that would demonstrate our support of Karen, and in the spirit of our shared belief in integrative health. (Photo below: Norm Danniels, President of Progressive & Sonoma, with Karen and her grandson, Dylan.)


“Just three weeks before this year’s Run for the Cure, Karen's Krew was formed.  Employees organized themselves to participate in a new satellite location of Run for the Cure, at the Toronto Zoo, which is close to our facility.

“Originally, we thought that we might get 20 to 30 people to sign up, including BC staff participating in the Vancouver event. 
By October 5th, the number had grown to 99!!

“My goal in putting together a team of combined staff from Progressive and Sonoma was to create a sense of "community" between our two sister companies.  The past few years have been very busy with company growth, so we don't have many opportunities to come together, even though we share the same complex.


“Because of our holistic approach to product formulation and sourcing, we wanted to create a benefit to a like-minded organization in cancer care.  The OICC was our natural choice and we have previously been a corporate supporter.  Our employees stand in support of the amazing and dedicated work of the OICC.

“We surpassed our fundraising goal... and raised a total of $2,335 for the OICC!

“Thank you to the OICC for all your support of those living with cancer. We are so happy to be making this contribution to such an authentic and dedicated organization!  We wish you the very best in all your endeavours!”




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