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Canadian Cancer Society
- Test your home during Radon Awareness Month
- New legislation banning some flavoured tobacco products good step forward
- Buy a Daffodil Pin to Show Support for Manitobans Living with Cancer
- 35,000 bunches of daffodils land in Manitoba as spring arrives this week
- Anne Brolund inspires hope through her year-round volunteer efforts and by participating in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life
- Cancer survivor illuminates the need for Manitobans to support cancer patients throughout the year by supporting the Canadian Cancer Society this holiday season.
- Manitobans encouraged to pause during holiday rush to support cancer patients on Canada's first national day of charity.
- Canadian Cancer Society urges Manitobans to get homes tested for radon gas which is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
- Grade 12 students will encourage classmates to be tan free for grad in an effort to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.
- Canadian Cancer Society calls for ban on all flavoured tobacco to curb use among youth. Fruit and candy-flavoured tobacco makes it easier for youth to become addicted.
- On September 9, the Canadian Cancer Society is celebrating Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month and launching a nationwide campaign to teach guys how to spot testicular cancer early.
- Canadian Cancer Society September Dragon Boat Challenge features smaller dragon boats that have to make a turn on the water.
- Canadian Cancer Society River City Dragon Boat Festival draws teams from all over Manitoba to fight cancer together in sport, fun, and camaraderie.
- Better screening and treatments from research and less people smoking contribute to survival rate, but much more needs to be done to tackle leading cause of death in Canada.
- Firefighters at greater risk of cancer because of the job they do to protect us and bring awareness to work-related cancer risk at this year's Relay For Life.
- More than 150,000 recognize survivors, remember those lost and commit to fight back. They will be wearing Daffodil pins to symbolize hope and represent their support for those who are still battling cancer.
- Stagnant smoking rate shows more investment needed to reduce the leading cause of lung cancer, tobacco use.
- Daffodil Month is especially meaningful this year as the Canadian Cancer Society marks its 75th anniversary.
- The Society will kick off Daffodil Month at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair at the Keystone Centre this Friday, March 29, to raise funds and awareness about a disease that will strike approximately 6,100 families in Manitoba this year alone.
- Canadian Cancer Society Indoor Dragon Boat Festival first of its kind in Western Canada.
- Manitoban among 24 Canadians recognized for their significant contributions to the fight against cancer.
- The Canadian Cancer Society continues to help Manitobans through support programs tailored to the needs of individuals dealing with cancer.
- Survivor plugs in 55,000 christmas lights to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.
- More volunteers needed to help Manitobans with cancer. The Cancer Society’s Transportation Service will provide around 30,000 subsidised rides to Manitobans this year alone.
- Commitment keeps all pledging proceeds in Manitoba to fight cancer, provide services.
- Families pushed to the brink as supports fall short, incomes decline and costs mount.
- Cancer survivor and caregiver to lead hundreds as they celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer at Winnipeg Relay For Life.
- Lower smoking rates, better screening and treatment account for drop, but much more needs to be done to tackle leading cause of death in Canada
- Nearly 4,000 Manitoba cancer patients benefit from program that allows them to stay out of hospitals, in their community and close to friends while fighting cancer.
- Government adopts Cancer Society agenda with promises to cover oral drug costs, increased access to treatment, reduced wait times and coverage for stop smoking aids.
- Daffodil Pins available in hundreds of locations throughout Manitoba. Wear a daffodil and do something to support Manitobans living with cancer.
- Winter fair in Brandon will raise awareness and funds to help in the fight against cancer.
- 50,000 bunches of daffodils land in Manitoba as spring arrives this week. Celebrate Daffodil Day by buying a bunch of daffodils or a daffodil pin to support the fight against cancer.
- Two Manitoba researchers to receive grants as part of the Society’s $4.5 million in new funding for 23 high-risk, high-reward innovation grants.
- Local cancer survivor featured on the new cigarette package warnings alongside new information about the harms of smoking tobacco.
- Young adults invited to “break up” with tobacco and live tobacco free in a new digital campaign funded by Health Canada.
- Support programs tailored to needs of individuals dealing with cancer to help them their families and friends cope.