Fuel Good Day Raises $68,800 for Cancer Patients and their Home Away from Home

September 16, 2020

Regina, SK. – Today, $68,800 is being donated to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan’s (Foundation), Regina Cancer Patient Lodge (Lodge) Renewal Campaign. The donation is thanks to Sherwood Co-op and the Co-op Refinery Complex’s Fuel Good Day.

“This is incredible,” said Nora Yeates, CEO of the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan. “The Lodge is a home away from home for hundreds of cancer patients from southern Saskatchewan receiving treatment at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre. This donation is going to help with much-needed upgrades to the building and the comforts within.”

Over 344,000 litres were sold during yesterday’s Fuel Good Day at Sherwood Co-op Gas Bars with .20 cents from every litre being donated to the Foundation.

“From Sherwood Co-op as well as the Co-op Refinery Complex, thank you once again to all the community members for showing up at the pumps for Fuel Good Day in Support of the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan,” said Troy Verboom, CEO, Sherwood Coop. “This money will go a long way at the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge in giving those in our community fighting this horrible disease, a space to feel at home in during their treatments.”

The Lodge is 35 years old and located across the street from the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s Allan Blair Cancer Centre. It accommodates more than 3,700 room nights every year.

Cancer patients and a guest can stay for just $40 a night, which includes three meals a day. There are 18 guest rooms, a TV lounge, games area, exercise room, kitchen and dining area and so much more – all needing attention. Flooring, furniture, accessibility and lighting are just some of the upgrades required.

“We are so thankful for the support Sherwood Co-op and the Co-op Refinery Complex have demonstrated towards cancer patients in Saskatchewan. These organizations are true leaders in our province,” says Nora Yeates.

To learn more or make a donation to the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge Renewal Campaign please visit: cancerfoundationsask.ca/make-a-difference/regina-cancer-patient-lodge-renewal-campaign/