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Holland River Community Office

30 Prospect St., Suite 101
Newmarket, ON, L3Y 3S9
Phone: 905-830-0447
Fax: 905-830-0900
Email: hollandriver@ontario.cancer.ca

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Serving the communities of:
Newmarket, Aurora, Bradford, Keswick, Georgina, Mt. Albert, Schomberg and Dufferin County.

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  • Fundraising Events
    Looking forward to 2016
    Daffodil Days – March 31 - April 3, April 8 - 10

    500 Volunteers will be needed to sell daffodil pins at various retail outlets. We will be looking for students who need their 40 hours and adults who truly want to make a difference. We will need people to help schedule the 9 towns we cover, volunteers to cover the shifts and drivers to deliver and pick up supplies. 

    Residential Campaign – April 1 to 30

    Throughout April, volunteers meet with friends and neighbours to fight back during our April Residential Campaign. By canvassing door-to-door, you have the opportunity to help us fund research and support services for those living with cancer. We could use your help. If you are interested in helping with the Residential Campaign please contact Karen Beaulieu at 905-830-0447 x 3833.

                
    RFL-Newmarket-June 24, 2016 6:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
    Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave. Newmarket

    RFL-Orangeville-June 18, 2016 12 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

    Orangeville Fairgrounds, 247090 Side Rd 5, Mono

    Picture yourself walking a track while hundreds of people - family, friends, co-workers and neighbours - cheer you on. The baton you hold in your hand is a powerful symbol of your personal commitment to make an impact in the fight against cancer. As you complete your lap and pass the baton to a teammate, you feel an overwhelming sense of pride in knowing you’re united with Canadians in communities across the country to create a world where no one fears cancer.

    What is Relay For Life?

    Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer. In 2014, nearly 400 Relays took place across Canada.

    What happens at Relay?

    Relay participants walk or run together around a track or path at a local school, park or fairground, passing a baton to their fellow participants and working together toward one common goal the fight against cancer.

    At Relay you will:

    ·         participate in meaningful ceremonies

    ·         enjoy food, festivities and entertainment

    ·         connect with cancer survivors

    ·         learn about cancer prevention

    Participants can also challenge themselves with a distance goal of 5 km, 10 km or more!

    B.E.A.T. – Date and location to be determined 

    If you enjoy motorcycle riding, join us and help make cancer history.  The B.E.A.T. Cancer Ride is a non-competitive ride to raise money for vital cancer research and support programs for people living with cancer.  

    Daffodil Dash - Neon Nights 5K or 10 K: September, Aurora, location and date TBD

    Neon Night 5k is a non-competitive run/walk after dark that will leave participants vibrating with energy. Ignite the night after dark with your neons, glow sticks and excitement.

    This exciting, new fundraising event provides a vibrant and luminous way for friends and family to have fun together while promoting good health, happiness and community giving.

    Pink Ribbon Campaign Sign up for shifts September 30th, Oct 1st, 2nd and 6th, 2016

    Volunteers collect donations for pink ribbons during Breast Cancer Awareness Month at various retail outlets in our community. We need people who are willing to volunteer for 3 hour shifts—GREAT opportunity for student hours!!

    For more information on any of these events call Karen at 905-830-0447 ext 3833

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Contact:  Christine Fleming, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

                    905-830-0447 x 3836, cfleming@ontario.cancer.ca

     

    Please use the online scheduler to book shifts for Daffodil Street Sales in April, Relay For Life in June and Pink Ribbon in October

    Online volunteer Scheduler:   http://hollandriver.myccsschedule.ca/

    Peer Support

    Peer Support is the term used to describe the one-to-one and group support services offered through the Canadian Cancer Society.  It is essentially experienced cancer patients and caregivers providing support and information to diagnosed cancer patients and caregivers.

    Our goal is to provide all people living with cancer, their families and caregivers who wish it, convenient and equitable access to Peer Support.  If you are a cancer survivor and your treatment was at least 12 months ago and less than 10 years then you would qualify to become a Peer Support volunteer.

    Daffodil Pin Sales Volunteers

    Book 2 or 3 hour shifts at a local retail outlet to make a difference in the fight against cancer.  We are looking for volunteers to help out in April.  The volunteers will help support the selling of the daffodil pins and flowers in the Holland River Community. 


    Residential Canvassers

    Our residential canvassers act as ambassadors for the Society as they canvass their local street. These funds help secure donations for lifesaving cancer research. You are able to provide a receipt instantly for donations of cash and/or cheques.


    Relay For Life Committee 

    As part of the Relay For Life Committee you will be an integral part of participant recruitment and the face of Relay For Life. You will assist in the promotion of Relay For Life in a fun and exciting way by helping to increase the number of participants for Relay For Life through outreach, recruitment opportunities, community engagement and event promotion. 

    Relay For Life Event Day Volunteers

    Your role as Relay For Life event day volunteer allows you to be part of a dynamic group of volunteers who will bring Relay For Life to life ensuring an exceptional, safe and fun event experience to all participants on event day. Sign up today to volunteer as an Event Crew.

    Pink Ribbon Pin Sale Volunteers

    In October we support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our Pink Ribbon Campaign.  Volunteers can sign up with a friend or family member for a 2 or 3 hour shift.  When someone makes a donation the volunteer will present a PINK RIBBON as a thank you.  Sign up through our online scheduler.

    Volunteer Drivers

    Volunteer drivers take cancer patients to and from their cancer-related appointments.  We are looking for individuals to volunteer for one day a week (Monday to Friday) with their own reliable vehicle. This is a flexible program based on your schedule and we are always looking for new drivers to drive cancer patients.

    Public Issues

    We are looking for volunteers to work with our local branches of government to help implement policies and bills that will alleviate some of the hazards that may have a direct correlation to a cancer diagnosis.  In this role you should have the ability to work independently and have excellent communication skills. 

    Outreach Volunteers

    Deliver presentations about the Canadian Cancer Society and/or health promotion messages to the general public. To also plan, set up and/or staff Canadian Cancer Society displays in key community outlets including, malls, libraries, schools, community centres and businesses.  We need someone to help us recruit and set up appointments for health, wellness and prevention presentations.

     
  • Wheels of Hope

    Along with raising funds for research for all cancers, the Canadian Cancer Society provides transportation and support for those living with cancer. Our transportation program is a no charge service to clients that will take them to and from cancer related appointments.

    • Our volunteer drivers are on the road every day ensuring that people get to treatments locally and outside our area.
    • We currently have 79 volunteer drivers and are always looking for more.
    • Our transportation program filled 6,867 requests and drove 292,355 km in 2015.
    • Locally the direct cost of the transportation program was more than $87,000.
    • The transportation program is currently supporting 12 local families with a child being treated with cancer.
    • The average cost of taking one patient to one round trip appointment for treatment is $66.00.
    • Typically, the average cancer treatment requires a minimum of 14 trips to treatment at a cost of $942.
    • The transportation program is especially vital in communities such as ours as many clients travel outside of our area for treatment. It is not an understatement to say that some people would literally not be able to make it to treatment without this vital program.
    • The transportation program is literally a life saving program in the lives of many people living in our community. We often hear from clients that they would not be able to go for treatments if it was not for our services.
  • Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

    We thank all the businesses that support us and the community through sponsorship, availing us to use their locations for fundraising events or through donations of products and services. Without these generous companies we would not be able to fund as many programs as we can. Please those who support us and the community.

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