U of C event raises over $5,000





Canadian Cancer Society’s Dianna Kennedy, left, and Jason Lyver, right, with Kathleen Hosfield of U of C raise money for cancer at the U of C Hold on for Hope Challenge yesterday.


« It’s awesome to see a younger group come out and support us. »

A boxing glove on her left hand, a batting glove on her right, feather boa draped over her and in pink spandex pants, Michelle Hennebery looked silly — but she

didn't care.

It was for a cause close to her heart.

Henneberry raised $1,500 for the Canadian Cancer Society in less than 12 days and stood on a white, 7.1-inch stool in constantly changing positions for 98 minutes, winning the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business Hold on for Hope challenge yesterday.

The event raised $5,186.53.

“It was a test of the mind as well as physical,” said Henneberry, a freshman business student also wearing a white crew neck T-shirt with a photo mosaic of family members affected by cancer.

“It was hard when we were all dressed up in those costumes, it was getting really hot and you couldn't fix anything. But I figured it wasn't too hard considering what people have to go through when they have cancer.”

Canadian Cancer Society's Jason Lyver was as impressed by the creativity of the event as he was the amount of money they scraped together.

“It's awesome to see a younger group come out and support us,” he said.