Portland, Maine (October 17, 2016) – For the 14th year in a row, the WJBQ’s “Q Morning Show” spent 3 days and two nights in the Maine Mall parking lot requesting that people drop off cans and bottles to donate to Cans for a Cure to benefit two Maine cancer causes, Community Cancer Center and Maine Cancer Foundation
This year’s goal of collecting 1,000,000 cans and bottles for Cans for a Cure was set a little too high for Lori Voornas’ comfort level. “We doubled our goal with the encouragement and support of Oxford Casino. We were scared to DOUBLE our goal, but Oxford Casino had a plan to help. They held monthly fundraisers to benefit Cans for a Cure. Because of their commitment, and true passion for helping those fighting breast cancer, we were able to surpass our goal of collecting 1,000,000 bottles and cans. We raised over $54,000, all to stay in Maine! I love working with Oxford Casino. Their encouragement is contagious and we look forward to raising even more money and helping even more people in the years to come.” Voornas is one of three hosts of “The Q’s” morning show, which includes Jeff Parsons and Kylie Queen.
Oxford Casino raised a total of $25,000 through guest donations through promotions held monthly on scheduled Thursdays. Jack Sours said, “Oxford casino is honored to participate in this worthy fundraising event. Our guests truly came through for Cans for a Cure and are making a difference in the fight against cancer.”
Many other individuals and businesses stepped up to bring as many bottles as possible to the threesome as they were camped out in the mall parking lot. Two boys are credited with bringing a pink dump truck and a tractor trailer full of “empties” to the bottle drive. Attached to the side of trailer was a huge banner with the names of the family and friends of the boys who have been affected by breast cancer or had lost their battle, including their grandmother.
To learn more about Cans for a Cure, visit wjbq.com.
Photo attached: Lori Voornas, Jeff Parsons, Kylie Queen and Matt Gallagher
ABOUT OXFORD CASINO INCORPORATED
Oxford Casino opened in June, 2012 and underwent two expansions, one in October 2012 and another in December 2013 after being purchased by Churchill Downs Incorporated. The hilltop Casino is located on 100 acres just 40 minutes from Portland, at the gateway to Maine’s Lakes and Mountains Region. The property includes a 30,281 square foot, single level, gaming floor with more than 850 Class III slot machines and 28 table games. It also hosts Oxford Grill & Bar – a 140 seat casual restaurant, Oxford Express – a grab-and-go restaurant, and a 12-seat, video poker bar. Further information can be found at www.oxfordcasino.com.
ABOUT CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
Churchill Downs Incorporated, (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event – The Kentucky Derby. We are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with gaming positions in six states, and we are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S., through our ownership of TwinSpires.com. We are also one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of mobile games through Big Fish Games, Inc. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.Back to all Articles