July 24, 2013 11:45 pm
Updated: July 24, 2013 11:49 pm

Two young boys raise $38,000 for Canadian Cancer Society in mom’s memory


Two young boys from Surrey who lost their mother to cancer have made a substantial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Back in June, 11-year-old Sahil and 7-year-old Armaan Sidhu presented a cheque for $16,000 on what would have been their mother Balwinder’s birthday.

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31-year-old Balwinder Sidhu died of cancer in early May, and to help honour her and help them grief, the two boys started a fund raising drive to support others who have cancer.

The idea took off and before long family members, friends, neighbours and total strangers in Surrey were pitching in.

“We have had so many people go through the same thing and they have been enlightened that this will help so many,” says family friend Darcy Sandher. “Just from a can of pop… that we were able to raise so much.”

In the beginning they had planned to raise a $100 for every year of their mom’s life.

Today, with hundreds of thousands of cans counted and all the cash in, the boys signed a big cheque over the Canadian Cancer Society — $38,000 to help others cope with the awful disease that took their mother’s life.

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