Read for the Cure fundraising event set for Oct. 3

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You can support cancer research and enjoy a top-notch author panel at this year’s Read for the Cure fundraising event.

The event takes place Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. It features B.C. writers Jen Sookfong Lee, whose latest book is the memoir Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart; Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks and the author of The Future Is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis; and former federal justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who will discuss her latest offering True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change.

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“It feels especially important for me to participate in Read for the Cure this year because my new memoir, Superfan, is largely about my father’s fight with nasopharyngeal cancer, which he lost when I was 12 years old. It’s been my greatest wish that no child loses their parents to cancer and this is why Read for the Cure is so very vital and personal,” said Lee in an email.

Read for the Cure supports grants to researchers investigating the environmental causes of cancer in Canadians and preventive measures. Since 2007, the annual event series has raised over $1.8 million for the Environmental Cancer Fund at the Cancer Research Society.

Tickets are $135 and can be purchased through Read for the Cure.

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