Firefighters Divert Motorists for Cancer Research
OnSaturday afternoon, May 28th, many motorists traveling down Dufferin Street found themselves signing up for an unplanned and impromptu car wash, as Stanstead firefighters, with trucks flanking the street, waved down drivers in an attempt to raise money for cancer research.
Firefighters James Runcimen, Chris Goodsell, and Scott Forest were stationed in the middle of the street, waving down cars and diverting them into the Manoir Stanstead driveway, where a team was busily washing cars for a worthy cause. Also on site were the wives and friends of local firefighters offering cheerful encouragement and support. Whether you wanted a car wash or not was irrelevant, as the energetic group good naturedly persuaded most of us to pull over, or at least reach into our pockets and donate money. I found myself emptying my ash tray of change into a regulation fireman boot politely offered in my car window, money normally slotted for emergency fixes of Tim Horton’s coffee. I guess it has been given to a more worthy cause.
In total, the department raised $1,455 in one afternoon. Firefighters report that this is their first fundraiser of this nature and they are very pleased with its’ success. All proceeds from the event are to be donated to the Relay for Life cancer research fund.
Scott Forest, Chris Goodsell and James Runcimen divert motorists into car wash for cancer research drive.