Sister Starts Fundraiser to Honour Brother’s Memory

Written by on March 6, 2015

CORNER BROOK – 10 years ago March 7 Jim Hayes of Corner Brook collapsed while playing broomball and passed away; he was only 29 years old and about 5 weeks from his 30th birthday. As a tribute to his memory, his sister Glenda Hayes of Pasadena thought it would be nice to honour her brother and start the fundraiser “Jim’s 10 for 10”. The fundraiser is asking that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – NL Division.

When Jim was 10 years old, he was diagnosed with cancer. For many years he endured chemotherapy andradiation before he was given a cancer free checkup. Jim lived an active life, volunteering at Cancer Camp for kids, playing hockey, basketball, curling and broomball. At the time of Jim’s diagnoses, Corner Brook was not equipped to treat children with cancer, therefore travel and living in St. John’s was the only option. For several years his parents took turns, one would live in St. John’s in an apartment while the other stayed home with the other 6 children.

In Jim’s memory, please donate $1 for every year Jim has been gone….”Jim’s 10 for 10”. Anyone who would like to donate $10 in Jim’s Memory can through the TD Bank, account # 5771-5207939, by contacting the Canadian Cancer Society at 634-6542/1-866-545-9533 or through the website

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