On November 2, Alpha Textbooks attended the Throw the Book at Cancer, a fundraiser held at Toronto’s Granite Club. Organized by a committee of Toronto parents and caring citizens, Throw the Book is in support of gynecologic oncology research at the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Alpha’s donation of funds and in-kind goods totalled $550.
The Alpha Textbooks team created a giant target and distributed hundreds of books, which guests threw at the target. Each guest had two attempts to hit the bull’s-eye. For every bull’s-eye, Alpha Textbooks donated one dollar to the cause. We also matched any additional funds donated by participants.
It was a busy and fun activity. There was a line-up of participants before the main events of music and readings.
Refreshments were served during the event. Everyone in attendance heard some great writers read and speak on their work, including Steven Galloway (The Confabulist), Wayne Grady (Emancipation Day), Ania Szado (Studio Saint-Ex), and Joshua Max Feldman (The Book of Jonah).
Congratulations to Throw the Book at Cancer for raising close to $40,000.