Pilots take to the air to raise funds for cancer
Sept. 21, 2010, Markham, Ont. – Derek Sifton, President of Million Air Toronto FBO and Toronto Airways Limited (TAL) has announced that Million Air Toronto and Toronto Airways are supporting the inaugural Rally for Cure Car and Air Rally – Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.
September 21, 2010 By Melissa Damota
Sept. 21, 2010, Markham, Ont. – Derek Sifton, President of Million Air Toronto FBO and Toronto
Airways Limited (TAL) has announced that Million Air Toronto and Toronto Airways are
supporting the inaugural Rally for Cure Car and Air Rally – Saturday, September 25th, 2010. The
proceeds from this event will be used directly in aid of cancer research for finding early detection
and ultimate treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Ewing’s Sarcoma is a highly aggressive cancer affecting children, teens and young adults
(predominately male teens). Presently there is no early detection test available. Without early
detection, subsequent spread of this cancer usually renders traditional treatment useless, and
Ewing’s survival rate drops to less than 10%.
In speaking of his personal and corporate support for this cause, Derek Sifton stated: “This
disease has touched us rather personally. Reid Pernica was a member of our line service team.
He also learned to fly with us here at Toronto Airways. He had two big loves in his life – aircraft
and cars. His dream was to get his pilot license and take his mother flying. He managed to
achieve that and then sadly we lost him at age 19 to Ewing’s Sarcoma. The members of our
Buttonville family are still affected by this loss and have happily volunteered their time and effort
to help fund the research needed that someday may detect and cure this lesser known, very
invasive and threatening cancer. I hope our flying community get behind this event and fly for
Reid to help.”
“Rally for the Cure” will consist of a Car and Aircraft Rally, Treasure Hunt Theme, followed by
a BBQ, Silent Auction and Entertainment at Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport, in
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010
Time: 12:30 pm Car Rally starts at Richmond Hill Go Transit Parking Lot – East Side
Time: 11:30 Air Rally starts from one of the five participating Airports (website has full details).
The partaking airports are: Buttonville (CKYZ) Oshawa (CYOO), Edenvle (CNV8) Burlington
(CZBA) and Toronto City Centre (CYTZ). To register visit, www.rallyforthecure.ca .
Cost of Registration is $100.00 per team, Driver/Navigator, Pilot/Co-Pilot). This includes, BBQ,
evening event and a $50.00 income tax receipt is given.
To attend BBQ / evening alone, Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased/ordered by e-mail at:
Event Co- Sponsors Toronto Airways Ltd, Entripy Custom Clothing and COPA FLIGHT 44 CKYZ