Huron-Perth Community Office
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Serving the communities of:
Stratford, Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Seaforth, Wingham, Listowel, Mitchell, St. Marys and surrounding townships.
News and announcements
Pigs can’t Fly but they can get your Neighbour to Cancer Treatment. Your Spare Change can Provide Hope to Someone Fighting Cancer!
This November, our 2nd annual Pigs of Hope Campaign kicks off across Huron-Perth and the cute little piggy banks will be available for adoption.These piggy banks will be used to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope transportation program, which provides rides to cancer patients for treatment and related appointments.
Last year, through this program, the Huron-Perth office provided 151 cancer patients with 2,103 rides to their cancer related appointments. 68 volunteer drivers logged 133,037 km helping their neighbours get to their treatments. Without the Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope transportation program many of these patients would have no other means to get to appointments. However providing this critical service is costly. In 2015, the local office spent $48,000 to run this program.
ADOPTION DATES in STRATFORD:
1. Tuesday, Nov 29th at our community office - 536 Huron St, Stratford from 9am – 7pm.
2. Wednesday, Nov 30th at Zehrs Stratford - 865 Ontario St, Stratford from 4pm – 7pm.
If you cannot make the Stratford adoption dates and would like to adopt a piggy bank, please contact Laura or Carol at the community office - 519-271-4270.
ADOPTION DATE in LISTOWEL:
1. Saturday, Dec 3rd at Life’s A Party – 240 Main St West Listowel from 10am – 4pm.
If you cannot make the Listowel adoption date and would like to adopt a piggy bank, please contact Kathleen Mack (519-291-1626) / Tracey Goetz (519-291-5100 ext. 5003) / Lori Mehring (519-291-5100 ext. 5015)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE PIGS OF HOPE CAMPAIGN, PLEASE CLICK here.
Cancer Changes Everything. So Can You.
Take Action. Fight Breast Cancer.
At the Canadian Cancer Society, the month of October is about more than just raising awareness of breast cancer, it’s about taking action to save lives.
Pink Ribbon Store Day Sales in Stratford:
Sept 29th - Oct 2nd at Zehrs Stratford & Oct 14th - 15th at Sobeys and No Frills.
Pink Ribbon Store Day Sales in Goderich:
Oct 7th - 8th at Zehrs Goderich & Food Basics
Workplace Campaigns in Stratford - Thank you to Orr Insurance, CR Plastic Products, Stratford Firefighters, Sutton Group, Teahen Construction & Plumbing for your support.
LACING UP FOR BREAST CANCER! Thank you to Dunnys Source for Sports in Stratford for supporting BCAM again this year.
Thank you to the following teams who are lacing up in the fight against cancer:
Goderich Jr C Flyers
Exeter Jr C Hawks
St. Marys Jr B Lincolns
Stratford Aces - Atom A & Atom C
Stratford Warriors - Major Atom MD & Peewee Rep
Saugeen Maitland Lightning - Bantam A & Midget AA
Huron Heat - Novice HL
St. Marys Rock - Midget Girls
The Canadian Cancer Society Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive community walk that raises money to fund important breast cancer research. The event celebrates breast cancer survivors in the community and gives an opportunity for participants to remember those who have lost their lives to the disease. The funds raised for Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer helps discover cures, find new ways to prevent breast cancer, and develop improved treatment options that will assist women living with the disease.
Saturday, Oct 22nd - Mitchell Lions Park 9am - 12pm. Halloween theme: Join in on the fun and dress up in your favourite costume or come dressed in pink!
Register today at www.takingsteps.ca
St. Marys Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer Walk was held on Saturday, Sept 24th at The Flats. Participants raised over $11,500. Since 2003 this event has raised $198,900! Way to go St Marys!
Meet Bennett, he is 9 years old. He brought in $230 that he collected from his country lane way donation bucket this summer.
This is Grace. She is in Grade 2, and loves to bake. She brought in over $145 from her bake sale in September.
YOU CAN ALSO JOIN OUR DEDICATED TEAM OF CANCER FIGHTERS BY HOSTING YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER! You choose the idea and we will help make it a success!
Contact us or check out www.cancer.ca/fundraise for more information. Event ideas include golf tournaments, head shave events, galas, sporting events, you name it!
OUR FIGHT FOR LIFE IN HURON-PERTH
With the support of our generous donors, we are fighting back against cancer in our community and across Ontario.
You fund research that is saving lives
- Over $785,000 was invested in 9 cancer research projects in SW Ontario, specifically at the University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor & the Lawson Research Institute.
- Through its funding of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group, we supported 21 clinical trials in SW Ontario at the London Regional Cancer Program & the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. These trials ensure that cancer patients in our community have access to the very best cancer care and can benefit from new research discoveries.
- Thanks to research, we been able to dramatically improve the 5-year survival rate from 25% in 1947 to over 60% today.
You support Ontarians through their cancer journey
- Cancer Information Service provided answers to questions about all types of cancer and many other cancer-related topics to over 200 local people through our confidential, toll-free line @ 1-888-939-3333 in 2015. Information is also available online 24/7 at www.cancer.ca
- CancerConnection.ca provides 24/7 support from an online community of people living with cancer and their family and friends. More than 12,500 patients, caregivers, survivors and their families connected last year.
- Smokers’ Helpline offered support, advice and information to 153 local people about quitting tobacco use in 2014. Toll-free 1-877-513-5333 or www.smokershelpline.ca
- Peer Support Service helped 17 local people last year who were diagnosed with cancer, or their caregivers, were connected to volunteers who’ve had cancer or cared for a loved one with cancer. Huron & Perth counties had 8 local Peer Support volunteers helping people across Canada.
- Wheels of Hope in 2014 had 68 volunteer drivers travel 133,037 km, providing 1,395 safe rides for cancer-related appointments for 139 local people diagnosed with cancer. We also provided assistance to 11 local families for 350 trips to their child's cancer-related appointments.
- Brochures and Booklets on prevention, treatment and support are available for download from cancer.ca/publications or can be ordered through our toll-free number.
- Community Services Locator is a searchable directory of over 4,000 cancer-related services across Canada. cancer.ca/csl. For example in Huron-Perth, prosthetics are available at no charge.
- Cancer.ca offers up-to-date and credible information about many types of cancer and cancer-related information from prevention to end-of-life issues.
For more information on any of our upcoming events or to learn how to join the fight against cancer, call us at 1-800-294-0086 or email us email@example.com
With your support we help residents of Huron and Perth counties throughout their cancer journey. Volunteering with the Society is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteers are critical to our accomplishments and we wouldn't be able to support, inform and empower those touched by cancer without you.
When you join our nationwide team, you have the combined strength of volunteers from across the country standing behind you to help you make a difference in someone's life. Together we are much stronger than any of us are alone. Come and join the fight against cancer by volunteering with us! We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles (training is provided for all roles):
Volunteer Drivers - Wheels Of Hope Program
The road to recovery needs more drivers … with the kindness and support of volunteer drivers, cancer patients only need to worry about getting better and beating cancer for good. As a volunteer driver, you’ll pick patients up from their home and take them to their attending hospital or regional cancer centre. You’ll be there to offer friendly support and kindness at a time when they need it the most. And when their treatment is done, you'll make sure they get home. You can drive as suits your schedule, from Monday to Friday. Training, support and mileage reimbursement is provided. Daytime availability is required.
Public Issue Advocates
We are looking for volunteers to connect with our local government officials (MP, MPP, Mayor/Reeve/Warden) to advocate for healthy policy development, 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, the activities involve: phone calls, meetings, emails, letter writing, networking, attending candidate debates. Daytime availability is required.
Our volunteers help educate our community on how they can prevent cancer from occurring through simple lifestyle changes. Activities can include working displays at attending health shows, fairs, information nights etc., as well as giving presentations to community service groups, workplaces and schools. Day time, as well as periodic weekend availability required.
To find out more about any of these volunteer opportunities please contact us at: 519-271-4270 or 1-800-294-0086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also fill out the Volunteer Application Form online!
Celebrating cancer survivors at Relay For Life
For cancer survivors, the Canadian Cancer Society provides a unique opportunity to celebrate their courage in the fight against cancer. During hundreds of Relay For Life events across the country, thousands of survivors join together for the Survivors’ Victory Lap.