Community comes together to continue fight against cancer

Carter Holdsworth

The third annual Concert for Carter, in support of CancerCare Manitoba, was held Thursday, March 16 at the iconic Park Theatre.

The energy in the room was different than the first such event, held in 2015 just a year after Carter Holdsworth died on his 19th birthday from Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer most common in young people between the ages of 10 and 20.

“The first year everyone showed up to honour Carter and support the cause,” said event organizer Niki Taylor. “They had a great time and came the 2nd year. The third year has a been a little tougher but new people are showing up, which is great.”

Co-organizer Lauren Hammond, long time best friend of Holdsworth, added, “People have heard Carter’s story and they’re coming because they’ve been affected by this awful disease and want to support what we’re doing. It’s so important. We need to find a cure and we need it now.”

“It’s so important. We need to find a cure and we need it now.”

Taylor asks for a show of hands for everyone affected by cancer. Every hand in the room went up.

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