Each April, CCS celebrates Daffodil Month. It’s an opportunity for Canadians to support those who are currently fighting the disease, honour those who have lost their fight, fund world-class research and learn about cancer risk reduction. We are the largest national charitable funder of cancer research and childhood cancer research in Canada. In fact, the CCS has more impact, against more cancers, in more communities than any other charity in Canada.
Daffodil Month Activities include: Residential Canvassing, Point of Sale Coin Boxes, Street Sales, Workplace & School Campaigns.
If you would like to volunteer with our Residential Campaign in your area - please click here.
Street Sales will take place in:
WOODSTOCK (Food Basics, No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart East End, Giant Tiger, Sobeys, Zehrs) - Mar 30th - Apr 1st, Apr 20th - Apr 22nd & Apr 27th - 29th
INGERSOLL (Tremblett's Independent Grocers) - Apr 20th - Apr 22nd & Apr 27th - 29th
If you would like to volunteer for a shift with any of our Street Sales , click Online Scheduler. For general inquiries, please click here.
Relay For Life in Oxford County
Whether you are cheering on survivors, walking the track, passing the baton to your teammate or joining in exciting trackside activities, Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk – it’s a journey. Go the distance and join the thousands of Canadians making a difference funding vital support services and Canada's most promising cancer research.
To register for:
Tillsonburg, June 2nd - click here
Woodstock, June 9th - click here
OUR FIGHT FOR LIFE IN OXFORD COUNTY
The generosity of our donors allow us to continue 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 210 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 8,500 patients, caregivers, survivors and their families connected last year.
- Smokers’ Helpline offered support, advice and information to people about quitting tobacco use in 2014. Toll-free 1-877-513-5333 or www.smokershelpline.ca
- 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 Oxford County, 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.
Consider becoming a Cancer Fighter by hosting your own fundraiser. You pick the fundraiser - Golf Tournament, sporting event, head shaving/hair cutting, concert, bake sale or your own creative idea - we'll help you make it happen! Contact our Community Office at 519-537-5592 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit www.cancer.ca/fundraise to get started.