Canadian Cancer Society statement about death of Jim Flaherty

10 April 2014

Toronto -

Like so many other Canadians, the volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society were deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Jim Flaherty.

“Mr. Flaherty was a passionate supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society and inspirational in his efforts to improve the healthcare for millions of Canadians,” said Pamela Fralick, President and CEO.  “Over the years, the Society has had the great pleasure of working with Mr. Flaherty on many issues impacting those with cancer. Our thoughts are with his family at this time of loss."

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. For more information, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

For more information, please contact:

Rosie Hales

Communications Specialist

Canadian Cancer Society

National office

Phone: 416 934-5338