Donate an hour’s wage to help fight cancer

MENDOTA - In a special “Hour Against Cancer” micro-campaign, Illinois Valley area workers are being asked to fight cancer and provide free supports to area cancer patients by donating whatever amount is equal to one hour of their working wage. Area workers may do so at before April 18.

One Hour Against Cancer will culminate on Thursday, April 18 with a live broadcast on 95.3 JACK FM of Ottawa during the “Shap in the Morning” show. The Hour Against Cancer micro-campaign at gained several area workers’ donations within minutes of its launch. “Tyler” donated $18.75; an anonymous employee donated $27; “Adriana” donated $8.70; and “I work retail in LaSalle” donated $9.18. Donors do not have to list their name or employer.

“Donating one hour's wage to fight cancer is a noble and easy thing to do,” said campaign chairperson Mitch Landgraf. “Whether you are labor, management or self-employed, consider what cancer does to a person, their family, and their loss of wages...and then please donate just one hour’s wage of your valuable, skilled, gainful employment to fight cancer and help local residents in need of cancer services.”

If even 10 percent of Illinois Valley employees, independent contractors, and proprietors respond by donating one hour’s wage, Landgraf said the micro-campaign’s goal of $50,000 will be met.

Donations will count toward the historic “March To A Million” drive of the 10th anniversary year of Relay For Life of Upper Illinois Valley. More information about the broader campaign and the July Relay event is available at Questions may be directed to [email protected] The “One Hour Against Cancer” website is


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