At the Canadian Cancer Society’s Campbell River office

Atta boy, Jordy: youngster fundraises in Grandma’s name

10-year-old takes upon himself to contribute to last month’s Relay for Life

Who are you relaying for?

This question is often asked of people participating in the Relay for Life which ran last month at Phoenix School. It’s interesting to hear everyone’s story, whether it is doing it in memory of someone, or as a survivor, or in support of someone battling this disease.

Jordy Williams is a 10 year old who is considered a kindhearted, compassionate, and an amazing young man. He joined a Relay For Life team this year named Fighting Grey and did fundraising all on his own. He came in to the local Cancer unit office to hand in his pledges and it totalled $280.25.

When asked why he was doing this he said, “I’m doing it for my Grandma who is sick with stage 4 breast cancer. My mom (Tricia) told me what Relay is about and my heart told me I had to raise money to find a cure. I asked God to help me, but I need my friends and family to help too. I just want everyone to stop suffering! My Grandma will become an angel before a cure is found, but I’m still going to help others.”