Northern Lights College truck pull supports young Adaura’s cancer fight

Students and staff at Northern Lights College held a truck pull Wednesday afternoon at the Fort St. John campus to raise money to help Adaura Cayford in her fight against brain cancer.

The pull also doubled as a practice for the upcoming 9th Annual Fire Truck Pull at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on September 14.

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"We want to be a bigger part of the community and what better cause than this?" said David Christie, director of aboriginal education at NLC.

"Plus, we want to do better in the pull this year and at least beat the students."

Just over $200 was raised at the truck pull.

The Cayfords received news in August that Adaura, 9, had an inoperable brain tumour, and she was rushed to the Vancouver Children's Hospital for treatment.

An online crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $25,600 for the Cayford family to help cover the cost of medical treatment and travel.

On Sept. 14, the Vertical Slam Ultimate Challenge will host a burpee challenge at World Gym to help raise funds for the cause. The challenge starts at 2 p.m.

Email reporter Dillon Giancola at

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