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Canopy Quest: A Quest for Survivorship to benefit Canopy

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The Woodlands, TX — MINI of The Woodlands, an Autonation-owned car dealership, is hosting a one-of-a-kind fundraiser with a scavenger hunt on Sunday, November 4, 2018 to raise funds and awareness for Canopy, a Cancer Survivorship Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center.

Canopy Quest, powered by ExxonMobil employee volunteers, is a community-wide scavenger hunt where teams of four will drive Mini Coopers through the streets of The Woodlands to various locations. The teams will have to successfully complete small challenges at each stop before moving onto the next. They will then return to MINI of The Woodlands for a finale festival where the whole family is invited to partake in games, raffle prizes and food provided by Avenida Brazil, Goode Co. BBQ, and Berry Hill. Additionally, Dairy Queen will be at the event handing out ice cream, and there will be a tailgating area sponsored by CostCo, Southern Star Brewery and The Butler House! Local businesses, including Folk Portraits, Trader Joes, Yoga Pod and Z Med Spa are contributing to the raffle with many more to come! The entire event will run from 2 – 7 pm at MINI of The Woodlands, located at 16675 Interstate 45 S, Conroe, TX 77385.

Registration to participate in Canopy Quest is now open and sponsorships are currently available at A team of four is $100 and sponsorships start at $500.

Aka Demesa, General Manager at MINI of The Woodlands shared, “Canopy Quest puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising! We are so excited and proud to be a part of this event by providing the venue and vehicles for the participants. It will be a joyous, fun-filled day for many families who may be experiencing difficult times if they currently have a family member undergoing cancer treatment.”

Supported almost entirely by philanthropy and volunteers, Canopy is a caring community of hope, healing and empowerment with a mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by cancer as well as those who support cancer survivors. Canopy offers a range of free services such as one-on-one counseling, cooking demonstrations/ teachings, yoga classes, massage therapy, a private dressing room area for breast prosthesis and bra fittings, a wig salon for individuals coping with hair loss and so much more.

“Cancer affects the entire family. Whether it’s the breadwinning dad, the nurturing mom, the younger sister or supportive uncle – cancer takes a toll on the physical, emotional and social aspects of every family,” said Amanda Poole, manager of Canopy. “Regardless of where someone is in their cancer journey or even where they received treatment, patients, survivors and family members are invited into Canopy.”

Canopy Quest is being co-chaired by Chardelle Adelson, a long-time volunteer at Canopy, and Annabelle Carrillo, Community Liaison for BMW of The Woodlands -Autonation. This is the first annual Canopy Quest fundraiser.

All proceeds from Canopy Quest will go back to the programing at Canopy.




Participants are being asked to pick up their packets and car assignments the day before the event on Saturday, November 3, from 10 am to 4 pm at Canopy located at 1120 Medical Plaza Drive, Medical Plaza 1, Suite 250, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

Canopy is a first-of-its kind cancer survivorship center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. It is a community resource for survivors, regardless of where they received treatment or where they are in their cancer journey. It is a safe place to receive support and encouragement through intentionally designed free programs that meet the emotional, social, physical and educational needs of survivors and their families. Cancer affects the entire family, which is why Canopy provides care to the survivor as well as their whole support system. Programs like yoga, oncology massage, art therapy, support groups, wig/prosthesis fittings, doctor seminars and classes for children whose parents have cancer provide comprehensive care throughout the entire cancer journey. Canopy offers more than 60 programs on a monthly basis and has a team of 70 volunteers who work tirelessly to create a safe haven for those going through such a traumatic battle.

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PHOTO: Canopy Quest (from left to right) Chardelle Adelson, event co-chair; Aka Demesa, GM at MINI of the Woodlands; Amanda Poole, Canopy Manager; and Annabelle Carrillo, event co-chair