Volunteers taking to the street in support of people living with cancer

16 April 2012

Halifax -

As part of Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Daffodil Month activities volunteers from Radian6, a salesforce.com company, will solicit donations for daffodil pins from passersby on Tuesday, April 17. Watch for volunteers wearing Canadian Cancer Society t-shirts as they help raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.

Nova Scotians are asked to make a donation for a daffodil pin and to wear it month long, especially on Daffodil Day – April 27. The daffodil pin is worn as a symbol of courage and support in honour of cancer survivors, loved ones and friends living with cancer.

Donors, volunteers and corporate partners support people living with cancer by funding:

  • The Lodge The Gives – a home away from home for Nova Scotians receiving cancer treatments in Halifax. Last year 1170 Nova Scotians stayed at The Lodge.
  • Camp Goodtime – a free, week long summer camp for kids living with cancer. Last year 71 kids attended camp.
  • CancerConnection – a support service that matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with survivors by phone and now online (www.cancerconnection.ca). Last year 150 Nova Scotians were helped by phone and 1678 were helped through the online community.

 

DATE: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
TIME: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Maritime Center (lobby) and walking along Spring Garden Road and Barrington Street

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:

Barbara Johnson

Communications Manager

Phone: (902) 423-6183