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Perth & Area Community Office

10 Sunset Blvd
Perth, Ontario
K7H 2Y2
Phone: (613) 267-1058
Toll-free: 1 800 367-2913
Fax: (613) 267-4517
E-mail: lanark@ontario.cancer.ca

Hours of operation: Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Serving the communities of:
Perth Area, Lanark Village and Lanark Highlands.

How to find us:

  • News and announcements

    OktoberFEAST is coming October 13th!
    Buy tickets now!

    When you bring Brock Zeman and Brea Lawrenson to the stage and mix in delicious food from Maximilian’s Restaurants and cold drinks from the Perth Brewery and Top Shelf Distillers, you know you’re in a for a good night.

    Never mind that you’re also supporting the Canadian Cancer Society’s local Wheels of Hope program.

    On Friday, Oct. 13, the Canadian Cancer Society Perth & Area Office will host OktoberFEAST, a collective effort between a craft brewery, distiller and a gourmet food vendor to raise funds for the fight against cancer.

    Inspired by the bounty of the fall harvest, the Canadian Cancer Society's OktoberFEAST will be a festive celebration of food and drink while connecting with friends in a downtown Perth setting with live music. It's the perfect way to get together in autumn.

    The entry fee is $20 per person and all proceeds go to the local Wheels of Hope program. This volunteer- run program provides drives to Perth and Lanark area residents who are undergoing cancer treatment and need rides to and from their appointments in either Ottawa or Kingston. Just last year, 84 cancer patients in our direct area used the Wheels of Hope services. The average person uses this service about 8 eight times, which translates to approximately $500. The Wheels of Hope program is an especially important part of our service offerings for our residents living within the rural landscape.

    To learn more about OktoberFEAST, visit www.oktoberfeast.ca. You can order your tickets online or drop by the Canadian Cancer Society Office on Mondays and Tuesdays to pick them up in person (10 Sunset Blvd. in Perth).

  • Volunteer opportunities

    Be a Cancer fighter

    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!

    Volunteer

    Tell us about your talents and the skills you would like to gain and we will match to you to an interesting volunteer position. Contact us at lanark@ontario.cancer.ca or call (613) 267-1058.

    Ongoing recruitment

    Residential Canvassers NEEDED - You can make an impact against cancer by giving just three hours of your time in the month of April, visiting your neighbours and collecting donations for the Canadian Cancer Society. If you would like to be a Residential Canvasser in April, please contact Lanark@ontario.cancer.ca.

    Daffodil Month - Volunteer Pin Sellers Needed

    In April, by volunteering just a few hours of your time to sell Daffodil Pins in support of our Daffodil Month campaign, you will be saving lives and helping people who are living with cancer.

    Office Help - Greet visitors / answer phones, enter data etc. Currently looking for Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon.

    Community Connectors - Community Representatives

    We are looking for volunteers to steward on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society in their community, cultivate personal, community and corporate relations, increase the Society’s visibility, promote programs and services, Participate in fundraising initiatives such as Community Partnerships as well as individual and corporate giving, identify key opportunities for the Society to connect with people through health fairs or community gatherings.

    Volunteer Drivers - We are looking for volunteer drivers to take clients to and from their cancer related treatments.

    Advocacy – write letters and make presentations to elected Government officials to promote healthy public policy.

    Prevention Volunteers – receive training to give presentations on preventing many different types of cancer.

    Peer Support Volunteers (caregivers and survivors at least 1 year beyond active treatment), especially the following cancers:  Lymphoma, Colon, Pancreatic, Liver, Brain, Osteosarcoma, Bone, Thyroid, Ovarian, Leukemia, Prostate, Malignant Melanoma

     
    Outreach
    • Coordinator – help inquire about places where the Society can do presentations and/or displays and coordinate the activities.
    • Display Volunteer – set up and man display booths as required.
    • Materials Distribution – monitor and stock brochures and information.

There are many other possibilities, so tell us about your time and talents!

Contact us at Jessica.darlingroback@ontario.cancer.ca or call (613) 267-1058 *3655 or 1 800 367-2913.

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