Canadian Cancer Society wishes Jack Layton a speedy recovery

27 July 2011

Toronto -

Like so many other Canadians, the volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society are saddened to hear that Mr. Layton is battling cancer again. His courage in fighting the disease, as well as his ongoing fight to improve healthcare for millions of Canadians, has been inspirational. We are grateful for his continued support to raise awareness and funds towards our mission to eradicate cancer and assist those living with the disease. We wish Mr. Layton a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with him and his family.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Christine Harminc

Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations

Canadian Cancer Society

Phone: 416 934-5340