Milton, ON — Woodbine Mohawk Park is proud to host the fourth annual “Drive with us for Evan’s Legacy” fundraiser this Saturday evening (Aug. 10).
Evan Leversage became well known in October of 2015 after his hometown of St. George, Ontario presented the 7-year-old with an early-Christmas parade. Evan had been batting an inoperable brain tumor for five years and had wished to see another Christmas.
Unfortunately, Evan did not make it to Christmas and passed away in December of 2015.
Evan’s mother, Nicole Wellwood, and family launched Evan’s Leagacy, a foundation to raise money for research into childhood cancers and brain tumors.
The funds raised by Evan’s Legacy are being directed to research into pediatric brain cancer. This project is in its early stages as Dr. Michael Taylor and his team at Sick Kids in Toronto continue their ground-breaking childhood brain cancer research originally funded through a 2014 grant with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Woodbine Mohawk Park will again host the Evan’s Legacy team on Saturday evening for a fundraiser. Events and activities include:
•Raffle draw and prize giveaways
•Dunking for apples
•Meet and greet with Guelph Storm captain Cam Hillis
•Meet and greet with boxer Fitz Vanderpool
•Start car rides
•COSA sulky rides
Saturday evening’s card of racing will feature a race named in memory of Evan and a special winner’s circle presentation. Post time is 7:10 p.m.
More information on “Drive with us for Evan’s Legacy” will be made available on the various @WoodbineSB social media platforms.