P.E.I. Oysters Raise Funds For Cancer
by Sara Fraser, CBC News
Posted: 2017-09-19 15:34:29 EST

P.E.I. oysters are helping to raise money for cancer research. The oysters are harvested by New London's George Dowdle, whose wife Marlene died from brain cancer in April.

The idea came from celebrity oyster shucker Patrick McMurray and his Ontario wholesaler Seacore Seafood. This spring, they decided to re-brand some boxes of Dowdle's Green Gables brand oysters as "Daffodil" oysters — with $20 from each box going to the Canadian Cancer Society — after they became aware of Marlene's terminal illness.

"Obviously, for a couple weeks we weren't shipping oysters and we had to tell our wholesalers why," explained Dowdle, who fished side by side with his wife for 32 years. 

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