The Vancouver Read for the Cure event will take place Wednesday, September 30th at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown. Tickets are on sale as of June 4th. This year’s Penguin Random House authors are:
- Terry Fallis (Poles Apart)
- Plum Johnson (They Left Us Everything)
- John Valliant (The Jaguar’s Children)
Join us for an interesting evening of books in support of cancer research in Canada.
In October 2014 the inaugural Read for the Cure event in Vancouver raised $25,000. Read for the Cure is a volunteer organization that dedicates 100% of ticket sales from their Canadian events to fund cancer research in Canada.
These are the best-selling authors from the 2014 Read for the Cure event.
- Steven Galloway (The Cellist of Sarajevo; The Confabulist)
- Annabel Lyon (The Sweet Girl; The Golden Mean)
- Gabrielle Zevin (The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry)
Read for the Cure events across Canada in 2014 are dedicated to the memory of Kelvin Stephens, Lindsay Kenney’s managing partner from 1996 to 2013.
The first Vancouver Read for the Cure evening follows successful events held annually in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary since 2007. Bestselling authors from Penguin Random House share an evening of entertainment at what can best be described as a large scale book club gathering.
Read for the Cure supports the Cancer Research Society, which has funded cancer research across Canada since 1945, and the BC Cancer Foundation. Funds raised for these worthy organizations support research into environmental links to cancer such as lifestyle and our working, leisure and living environments.