New West casino gives back to charity

Movers & Shakers

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment wants to help fight breast cancer.

Starlight Casino New Westminster was one of the company’s participating sites, which took part in a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society and donated 50 cents from every guest’s cheque at its food and beverage outlets. Gateway raised a grand total of $60,948 (involving close to 100,000 diners) in support of the Canadian Cancer Society during the campaign, which ran last October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Gateway is a longtime supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society,” said Tanya Gabara, Gateway’s director of public relations. “As a company, we could not be more proud to give back and show our support – to contribute to their mission of helping people live longer and enhancing the quality of life for people with breast cancer.”

The GatewayGIVES program is the company’s charitable and community engagement program.

“It’s because of funds raised through corporate partners like Gateway, we know more than ever before about how to prevent, diagnose, treat and live with and beyond breast cancer,” said Irina Novak-Calki, account executive of corporate partnerships for the Canadian Cancer Society. “Thanks to this contribution we are able to continue funding the best breast cancer research, provide the largest cancer support system in the country and shape health policies that will save lives and make living with cancer easier.”

Last year, Gateway Casinos and its properties donated more than $1.3 million in monetary and in-kind support, as well as countless hours of volunteer time, to various organizations.

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