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- The Canadian Cancer Society officially opened The Sobey Cancer Support Centre today with a ribbon cutting, a donor reception, tours of the expanded facility and a plaque dedication to Marsha Sobey, Campaign Cabinet Chair
- Canadian Cancer Society announces 6 new cancer research grants in Nova Scotia
- This Daffodil Month the Canadian Cancer Society encourages support despite loss of fresh-cut Daffodils
- The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime turns 30!
- On May 31st World No Tobacco Day, Nova Scotia will become the first jurisdiction in the world to implement a ban on flavoured tobacco, including menthol. The Canadian Cancer Society commends the Nova Scotia government for their swift action implementing this ban on May 31st. Not only will it place Nova Scotia as a global leader, but it also signals a firm commitment in the prevention of tobacco-related disease.
- Imperial Tobacco Canada announced they intend to file a legal challenge against Nova Scotia’s menthol ban. The ban, which is set to go into effect on May 31st, would see all flavoured tobacco including menthol removed from Nova Scotia shelves. This implementation date will put Nova Scotia in the forefront of tobacco control measures on a global scale.
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- The Canadian Cancer Society was astonished with the Nova Scotia government’s decision today to remove the ban on flavoured tobacco from Bill 60.
- The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Nova Scotia government for its leadership in tobacco control and the introduction of legislation that will ban the sale of flavoured tobacco.
- Legislation proclaimed today will begin the process of holding the tobacco industry accountable for the harm they have done to the health of Nova Scotians
- Today, Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, the QEII Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division announced that together they will fund pancreatic cancer research to the tune of $1.4-million. This marks the most significant single contribution from Atlantic Canada that will be invested in pancreatic cancer research.
- New report confirms youth continue to use flavoured tobacco products
- These Nova Scotia stats are another alarming statistic accompanying the news that skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada, and one of the fastest rising with an estimated 6,500 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2014.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is very excited by news today that the provincial government will increase the family income threshold for the Boarding, Transportation and Ostomy Program.
- Canadian Cancer Society calls on Nova Scotians to encourage government action through takeaction.cancer.ca
- Volunteers are needed now, more than ever. The Canadian Cancer Society urges Canadians to join its team during April – Daffodil Month – a crucial fundraising time for the organization.
- Today is World Cancer Day and the Canadian Cancer Society wants to help raise awareness and debunk the myths that surround this terrible disease.
- Volunteers and donors visit The Lodge That Gives for special presentation.
- The Nova Scotia government’s recent promise to move quickly on regulations for electronic cigarettes is being applauded by the Canadian Cancer Society.
- The Canadian Cancer Society and Stewart McKelvey recently joined forces to present the Faces of Cancer in a beautiful 2014 calendar in support of Daffodil Place.
- The Canadian Cancer Society extends congratulations to the Town of Oxford for enacting a smoke free outdoor space by-law at Monday evening’s Town Council meeting. The by-law will protect community members from exposure to second hand smoke in areas such as playgrounds, walking trails, and sports fields.
- The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Town of Hantsport for enacting a smoke free outdoor space by-law at Tuesday evening’s Town Council meeting.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is urging Nova Scotia's political leaders to commit to raising the annual family income threshold for the Boarding, Transportation and Ostomy Program
- The Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division took part in Halifax Pride Week with a “Get Screened” booth as a reminder to get regular screenings.
- With just a pack on his back, and some good shoes on his feet, David Atkinson is hitting the pavement this spring in order to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division.
- An eminent rain storm couldn’t keep participants away from Relay For Life in Halifax on Friday evening, but when organizers opted to shut down the event due a to a bomb threat lodged with a 911 dispatcher , everyone evacuated for their own safety.
- Excitement is mounting for haligonians registered in the Canadian Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay For Life in Halifax.
- The Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division (CCS-NSD) is urging Nova Scotians to lead healthier lives and get screened on a regular basis, in light of new national statistics released today.
- Two Pictou County organizations are supporting the Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) Daffodil Place Campaign in a big way. Together, the Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Pictou County and the Women Alike Society & Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team have raised $77,000 over the last few years to help create a place of hope and healing for cancer patients and their families.
- A locally owned cooperative financial institution, Caisse populaire de Clare, received a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award today at a ceremony in Ottawa. Caisse populaire de Clare was honoured as the Atlantic Canada Winner in the Business Leader Category for their work with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), among other charities.
- The Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division is warning the public of a telephone scam to access people’s personal banking information.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is supporting Nova Scotians facing a cancer diagnosis thanks to the Daffodil Place capital campaign. Daffodil Place will ease the burden of cancer through an expansion to The Lodge That Gives as well as additional community programming that will support all Nova Scotians.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to congratulate Dr. Jean Marshall, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University for being selected to receive a three year cancer research innovation grant.
- The Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtime in 2012 is one example of a program partially funded by Relay For Life events. Camp Goodtime is a week-long summer camp for kids aged 7-15 living with cancer or a brain tumor.
- The Canadian cancer death rate is dropping and that holds true for Nova Scotians. However, Atlantic Canada continues to have generally higher cancer incidence and death rates from cancer than most other provinces.
- Friends, families and neighbours are rallying for Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life events taking place next month in 22 locations across the province. Relay For Life funds important programs and services for the mission areas of the Canadian Cancer Society – research investment, prevention initiatives and supportive programs.
- 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.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is ready to celebrate Spring with bright yellow daffodils, a symbol of hope in the fight against cancer.
- Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald will kick off April as Daffodil Month for the Nova Scotia division of the Canadian Cancer Society.
- At his wife’s insistence, Lower Sackville’s Gary Thorne made an appointment to see his doctor about a mole on his shoulder that she was concerned about. This was one routine doctor’s appointment that might just have saved his life. When the biopsy results came back and Mr. Thorne heard the word melanoma it was difficult to make sense of what else the doctor said. “When I was diagnosed with melanoma I knew very little about the disease and what this could mean for me and my family,” says Mr. Thorne. “I really didn’t know what to expect but I had a lot of questions. Were there different types of melanoma? What could my treatment be?”
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- Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society wants them to know that they are not alone.