Welcome back to the first team to register for BRIGHT 2020!
Welcome to Calling All Captains, a place for BRIGHT Run team captains to share successes, talk about fundraising ideas and take a look at what and how other teams are doing.
McMillan’s Madcaps and captain Nancy McMillan
Be like Nancy and register your team NOW!
Celebrate Life With Lights!
BRIGHT Run team Cancer Warrior and its powerhouse captain Navneet Sharma will host the third annual Diwali dinner and dance gala Nov. 15 at the Embassy Grand Convention Centre in Brampton.
It promises to be a wonderful evening of fun, entertainment and spectacular food. The goal is to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for local breast cancer research.
Diwali is a five-day Hindu festival that symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair.
Ticket prices are: $60 for one; $550 for a table for 10; $1,100 for a VIP table for 10. The event has sold out quickly in the past, so get your tickets asap by going to:
and clicking on Purchase Tickets.
Raise a Glass for BRIGHT
Quatrefoil Restaurant in Dundas has extended its feature cocktail promo, so drop by for a drink at the lovely restaurant and you’ll be supporting the BRIGHT Run.
The restaurant will donate $1 from each feature cocktail purchased to the BRIGHT Run.
Quatrefoil is owned by couple Fraser Macfarlane and Georgina Mitropoulos, who also have the Brux House in Hamilton. Georgina, a young breast cancer survivor, was our survivor spokesperson at BRIGHT 2018, as well as a major BRIGHT fundraiser through her annual Tea for Two.
Shopping for the Cause
BRIGHT team Knitted Knocker Walkers, led by team captain Nancy Thomson, held a terrific Ladies Shopping Night last month, with the proceeds going to the BRIGHT Run and Knitted Knockers of Canada.
The free admission event took place at the Alpaca Farm, 232 Eighth Road East in Stoney Creek and featured a dozen vendors, raffle prizes and a used book sale. Great job, Knitted Knocker Walkers.
Honouring Those Who Have Breast Cancer
Congratulations to Joanne Stacey, captain of BRIGHT Run team the Graduates, on the successful Phenomenal Women cancer benefit last month in Flamborough.
The evening honoured lives affected by breast cancer and featured a silent auction, raffles, live music and dinner.
The event benefitted the Camisole Project, a not-for-profit organization that helps women with breast cancer, and the BRIGHT Run.
Tip of the Month
Register early at www.brightrun.ca and get a head-start on your team’s fundraising for BRIGHT Run 2020, Saturday Sept. 12 at the Dundas Conservation Area.
Let Us Help Spread the Word
It’s not too early to start fundraising for BRIGHT Run 2020. And we’re here to help if your team is holding an event. We’ve created an easy-to-use form you can submit to ensure we are able to publicize your event.
See below for the form and follow the e-mail instructions to get your info to both the content coordinator of the BRIGHT Run’s eNewsletter AND our social media coordinator. We’ve got you covered!
- Share your story: when telling people about the event make sure to share why you believe in the cause.
- Stay motivated: don’t take it personally if someone doesn’t want to donate as people support many causes and may not be able to support all of them. If someone says no to donating money, you could ask him or her to spread the word about the event or invite them to “like” the facebook page.
- Stay in touch: send updates to your donors on how much you’ve raised and how much the event raised in total. Don’t forget to say thank you! A picture of you at the event is always a nice touch!
Let Us Help Spread the Word
We are grateful for the many fundraising events held throughout the year in support of BRIGHT Run, and we want to help you publicize your events so that you enjoy an excellent turnout!
If you are planning an event/fundraiser and would like BRIGHT Run to publicize on our website and social media, please complete the form below.
Captains News – Past Articles
We’d love to share your stories with our BRIGHT Run eNewsletter readers. Contact Vanessa Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org