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Dr. Hook – Proud Supporters of Local Winnipeg Community Events

Dr. Hook Towing has a proud history of engaging in our community causes and the spring of 2014 is no different.

This is the time of year when Winnipeg’s charitable causes really get put in the spotlight. Gala events, which populate a lot of the April-May calendar, continue to roll, while thousands upon thousands of proud supporters walk, run, bike or otherwise mobilize in support of their favourite charities.

It’s a heartwarming scene no matter what way you slice it – assembling that many people for one event that wholly benefits a cause gives you that feeling of just how interconnected Winnipeg is and how much we care about the health and wellness of those around us.

Recently, Dr. Hook was involved in two major community events that drew thousands of supporters for two important causes – The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and the Canadian Cancer Society.

First up was the Foundation’s signature event, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Taking place once again at Assiboine Park, the Picnic saw hundreds of kids and parents, along with their stuffed-with-fluff friends, gather for one of the most unique events on Winnipeg’s calendar, where teddy bears and other plush toys were examined by Hospital staff while everyone enjoyed a memorable community meal. Dr. Hook was pleased to once again be a part of the Picnic and look forward to continuing our relationship with the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Following the Picnic came the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, for which Dr. Hook delivered gators. In 2013, this national non-competitive race generated an outstanding $46.5 million from over 16,000 teams, and we have no doubt that this number was exceeded in 2014. An amazing physical challenge, the Relay has quickly become one of the most anticipated events for Winnipeggers to part in while helping raise money for one of our country’s biggest charitable causes.


Dr. Hook In the Community: Relay for Life



Dr Hook Winnipeg Relay For Life Letter

When a call comes from the Winnipeg community, Dr. Hook Towing answers with enthusiasm. We consider it an honour to help organizations throughout our city with their charitable projects that help others.

There is no other way to put it – cancer is one of, if not the most scary diseases that one can ever be diagnosed with. Over 200 different strains of cancer have been identified, ranging from prostate, to breast to skin cancer.

It perhaps comes as no surprise then that cancer research is a focus for so many Manitobans, and why the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life has become one of the primary fundraising events of the year.

As described on the Society’s website, Relay for Life ” is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level!”

Just how big is this event? 2012 saw more than $51 million raised across Canada by over 17,000 teams – a phenomenal number, no matter how you slice it.

Dr. Hook was pleased to provide our trucks to deliver gators to the Winnipeg Relay for Life, which took place on May 24. It’s satisfying to know that we played a part in making the event an enjoyable one for all participants, who all told raised in excess of $255,000!

We are extremely proud of our team and the help they gave to the Winnipeg Relay for Life event, and honoured to be given the opportunity to once again provide assistance for a Winnipeg community event.