2015

Bundle up for the Society’s Family Snow Day, eh!

December 2015 - We are challenging Ontarians to gear up this winter and help families living through cancer.


Society applauds introduction of Smoke-Free Schools Act

November 2015 - Today, Todd Smith, MPP for Prince Edward Hastings, introduced the Smoke-Free Schools Act, 2015, which aims to decrease access to contraband cigarettes by targeting the supply chain of illegal tobacco.


Sunbeam® expands awareness and fundraising campaign of Canadian Cancer Society’s patient transportation and support programs

November 2015 - This year, almost 200,000 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer. For many Canadians, getting to all of their life-saving treatment appointments will be a challenging feat. In Ontario, for example, one in five cancer patients cannot get to their life-saving cancer treatment appointments. It is for this reason that Sunbeam launched Supports with Warmth, an awareness and fundraising campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s patient transportation and support programs.


Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash customers help shift the Canadian Cancer Society’s transportation service into a higher gear

November 2015 - Customers who made a pit stop this summer to purchase the “Drive Hope” coupon books that were sold at Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash locations across the province made a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer. More than $104,000 was raised through the sale of these coupon books in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope patient transportation service.


Ontario families at risk with 1 in 20 homes in province containing deadly levels of radon gas

October 2015 - Ontario families are spending long hours in finished basements yet few realize that dangerous levels of cancer-causing radon gas could be entering the air from the underlying soil, reveals a survey by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Ontario’s school-based HPV immunization rates must rise significantly to more effectively prevent cancer cases in adulthood

October 2015 - Parents of Grade 8 girls are urged to get their daughters vaccinated against HPV (human papillomavirus) to ensure Ontario reaches its goal of having 90 per cent of this cohort immunized against the virus, which is known to cause cervical and other types of cancer in adulthood, says the Canadian Cancer Society.


Society mourns the passing of Max Keeping

October 2015 - As the face of Ottawa’s 6 p.m. newscast for more than 37 years, Max Keeping was a true leader who inspired many in the community. The volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society are saddened to hear of Max’s death.


New report shows Ontario facing a 30 per cent jump in breast cancer cases by 2030

September 2015 - As part of its first-ever report that forecasts cancer cases, the Canadian Cancer Society estimates that breast cancer cases in Ontario will hit 12,730 by 2030, up 30 per cent compared with 2015. The increase, driven primarily by the aging population, poses substantial challenges for quality of treatment and services in the province in the years to come.


Snakes and ladders top list of Canadians’ fears, just don’t ask them to speak publicly about it

June 2015 - From creepy crawlers to using public restrooms, 9 out of 10 Canadians admit to having fears no matter how irrational, and two-thirds have actively tried to get rid of them, according to a new survey for the Fearless Challenge, a fundraising initiative launched today by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Canadian Cancer Society celebrates the successful end to their #endtheflavour campaign

May 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Ontario government for passing Bill 45: Making Healthier Choices Act during a third reading vote today at Queen’s Park.


Hamilton area man trades in cigarettes for new car

May 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge has helped more than 222,000 Ontarians make a quit attempt


Canadian Cancer Society launches Mudmoiselle, a charity mud run for women only

May 2015 - Women challenged to go the extra muddy mile in the fight against cancer


Ontario Budget: Canadian Cancer Society applauds Ontario government’s proposed contraband tobacco measures

April 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society continues to be very concerned about the serious public health threat posed by tobacco and welcomes the proposed contraband measures announced in the 2015 Ontario Budget.


Canadian Cancer Society declares June Relay For Life Month

April 2015 - Every year, Relay For Life participants spend months fundraising on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society and get recognized for reaching their individual fundraising goals at Relay events across the country.


Unleashing Daffodil Power: Canadian Cancer Society and Loblaw to sell fresh daffodils in Ontario

April 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society and Loblaw to sell fresh daffodils in Ontario


April is Daffodil Month — LCBO stores join the fight

April 2015 - LCBO stores raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society


Calling on youth volunteers to apply for Canadian Cancer Society prestigious scholarships

January 2015 - The Gertrude and LeRoy Rellinger Youth Volunteer Scholarships were created to recognize young volunteers who have made a big impact in the fight against cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society annually awards two youth scholarships to students volunteering with the Society thanks to the generosity of a woman who lost her husband to cancer.