On Tuesday, October 4th in Hanover, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Southampton and Owen Sound, Miller Insurance Brokers will be the host site for our annual Pigs of Hope fundraiser from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
They’re not live pigs but cute little pink piggy banks being used to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s local Wheels of Hope Transportation program that provides rides to cancer patients for treatment and related appointments. Starting at 9:00 am and running until 5:00 pm Miller Insurance Brokers staff and society volunteers will be adopting out pink piggy banks at their branches across Grey Bruce.
The piggy banks can be adopted by a school, an organization a business, a group of co-workers or a family. Each bank comes with adoption papers and a fundraising goal. The idea is to drop your spare change in the pig during the month of October or ask family, friends, co-workers or clients to help you reach your goal. Each piggy bank represents a return trip cost for a client to travel. There are several trips to choose from when adopting your piggy bank.
In 2015 The Wheels of Hope program had 118 volunteer drivers that travelled 709,283 kms to provide 5,068 safe rides to cancer-related appointments for 418 local people diagnosed with cancer. Transportation assistance was provided to 12 families with children with cancer for 94 trips to treatment.
The pigs will need to be returned a Miller Insurance Broker’s office by November 1st or brought to The Canadian Cancer Society office in Owen Sound or to the location you adopted your pig. If you can’t make it but would like to adopt a piggy bank, please call Miller Insurance Brokers at 1-800-265-3000 or the Canadian Cancer Society at 376-6011.