“For every pound of mushrooms sold in the PINK packages from September 13 to November 15, Canadian mushroom farmers made a contribution to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada,” says Nick Pora, President of Mushrooms Canada.
“This was the first time we, as an industry, came together to contribute to a social cause,” says William Stevens, Executive V.P of Mushrooms Canada. “We set a modest goal of $25,000.”
Astonishingly, Canadian mushroom farmers far exceeded their fundraising goal, raising a grand total of $61,128.81.
“I was very proud to present our donation, on behalf of Canadian mushroom farmers, to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada on January 17, 2011,” says Pora. “We feel that this is an important cause, and Canadian mushroom farmers are committed to helping fight the battle against breast cancer.”
We “Liked” your help!
Mushrooms Canada made an additional donation of $0.10 directly to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada for every person who “Liked” our Mushrooms Go PINK Page on Facebook.
Try these delicious mushroom recipes:
- Baked Mushroom Topped Brie
- Portabella, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad
- Easy Mushroom Ravioli with Four Cheese
For more information on the link between Mushrooms & Breast Cancer visit mushrooms.ca/breastcancer.
Participating Mushroom Farms:
All Seasons Mushrooms, BC
Carleton Mushroom Farm, ON
Champ’s Mushroom, BC
Continental Mushroom, ON
G.D.P. Mushroom QC
Highline Produce, ON
Loveday Mushroom Farm, MB
Monaghan Mushrooms, ON
Peeters Farm Products, ON
Piccioni Bros. Mushroom, ON
Prairie Mushrooms / Alliance Mushrooms, AB
Ravine Mushroom Farms, ON
Rol-land Farms, ON & PEI
Windmill Farms / Greenwood Mushroom Farm, ON