2016 RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay For Life
is the Canadian Cancer Society's signature fundraising event. Canadians across the country cheer on cancer survivors, walk the track, pass the baton to teammates and join in exciting trackside activities but Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk - it's a journey.
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Relay for Life in Stratford: Friday, June 3rd 7pm - 1am Stratford Central Secondary School
Relay for Life in Listowel: Saturday, June 11th 6pm - 12am, Listowel District Secondary School
Relay for Life in Goderich: Friday, June 17th 6pm - 12am, Goderich District Collegiate Institute
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April is Daffodil Month
Daffodil Month is one of the Canadian Cancer Society's largest fundraising campaigns and takes place every April. This multifaceted event includes both the Daffodil (Street Sales, Workplace, School Campaign and POS boxes) and the Residential Canvass campaign. During this month, the Society enjoys its highest level of awareness with the public.
We have once again received outstanding community and volunteer support across Huron-Perth during our April`s events. These events covered our Daffodil Pin Store Sales in Stratford, Goderich and Seaforth, Point of Sale Daffodil Boxes throughout Huron-Perth, workplace and school campaigns, and our residential campaigns.
Pictured are Faith Vito and Erica Weller who raised over $391 for a friend battling cancer at their school, St. Aloysius Catholic Elementary School in Stratford in April.
Cops for Cancer took place on Thurs Apr 21st with 16 Stratford Police Officers committing to shave their heads by raising awareness for cancer support services. Grateful to Matt Peck for organizing this event with his peers as they raised OVER $9700!! A special thanks to Louise Akroyd and her staff for donating their services to these wonderful men and women!
Thank you to Camp Out RV for donating $1000 from their April RV Show Sales! We grateful to Debbi Parks and her amazing staff to be a annual supporter of CCS!
We were grateful to be the recipient of Colin McEwin's head shave efforts in April. Colin raised $1700 for Childhood Cancers. It took him months to grow his blond locks to have cut and shaved off by loving family and friends! Special thanks to Beth and Salon 5010 for hosting this beautiful event!
Artist Janet Bridgewater designs jewelry to inspire cancer survivors. The intent of her latest design was to use the Canadian Cancer Society symbol of a daffodil to serve as an inspiration. With help from the Huron-Perth Office, she partnered with Jeff Iacobellis, owner and jewelry designer of Swansons Jewellers in Stratford to bring her drawings to life. Jeff graciously offered to make the one-of-a-kind set and sell it with 100% of the proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. The jewelry is made of 14 carat yellow and rose gold with genuine pearls in each piece. The ring and pendant also feature blue topaz and citrine gemstones. The jewelry will be sold as a set for $5,000. Grateful to be the recipient of this beautiful sale!
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 2014. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
You can also fill out the Volunteer Application Form online!