By Mac Christie
Flamborough Review (June 13, 2017)
Waterdown’s Emma Kelly is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society by selling key chains.
Kelly, a 14-year-old St. Mary Catholic Secondary School student, is selling Emma’s Hope Ropes to raise money for The Boob Tubes team at the Flamborough Relay for Life.
The Grade 9 student said she wanted to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society after her mom Trisha was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014.
“I want to help raise money to go toward cancer research, so that in the future no child like me has to feel the fear that I felt when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer,” she said.
In the three years since her diagnosis, Trisha, The Boob Tubes captain, said she’s doing well — although she’ll have to continue hormone treatment for a total of 10 years.
“Everything is very good — I’m really happy.”
The Boob Tubes have about 30 members — one of the largest teams — if not the largest — in the Flamborough Relay for Life.
Emma said instead of just pledging to the team, she wanted people to get something out of it they could use.
“Instead of just asking for money, everyone always uses a key chain,” she explained. “I thought it would be something that everyone could use.”
While she had never made key chains before, Emma said she was helped out by Waterdown jewelry maker Vicky Harrison, of Vicky Harrison Designs.