VOLUNTEERS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED IN APRIL
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- The Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society partner for a night to beat cancer
- Inclusion of boys in immunization program could increase uptake
- Sugar-free September to challenge Canadians to avoid excess body weight and help prevent cancer
- Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash have kicked off their annual Wheels of Hope campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope patient transportation service. Through this summer campaign, Jiffy Lube and Suds Car Wash are aiming to raise more than $100,000 in Ontario through the sale of the Wheels of Hope Savings Book.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to be marking the 10th anniversary of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act by celebrating pubic issues volunteer Mary Ransom receiving the Heather Crowe Award for significant achievements in creating a smoke-free Ontario.
- Parents can celebrate that both their sons and daughters can now receive the HPV vaccine as part of Ontario’s school-based HPV immunization program. The government’s decision to expand the program to include boys makes Ontario the sixth province in Canada to provide equal access to a vaccine that can prevent cancer.
- Ontarians can help support the Canadian Cancer Society by making a donation to buy a daffodil pin at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout the province. Donation boxes for the Society’s annual Daffodil Month fundraising campaign will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until April 23.
- Loblaw a perennial partner for Daffodil Month, selling fresh daffodils across Ontario to support people living with cancer
- The volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer Society are saddened to hear of the death of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Our thoughts are with the Ford family at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with the Ford family at this difficult time.
- The Canadian Cancer Society and the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco are supporting Toronto Councillor Joe Mihevc’s proposal to enhance tobacco enforcement by restricting the use of chewing tobacco in all professional and amateur sports facilities in the city, including Rogers Centre.
- Society welcomes Ontario government's commitments to cancer care and prevention
- Canadian Cancer Society’s 2016 Fighting For Life research impact publication available now
- Canadian Cancer Society launches Dry Feb, challenging people to go booze-free for a month
- We are challenging Ontarians to gear up this winter and help families living through cancer.
- Hedley becomes new Relay For Life Youth Ambassadors for the Society in Ontario.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge has helped more than 222,000 Ontarians make a quit attempt
- Women challenged to go the extra muddy mile in the fight against cancer
- 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.
- 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.
- Canadian Cancer Society and Loblaw to sell fresh daffodils in Ontario
- LCBO stores raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society
- 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.
- Canadian Cancer Society shares tips on how to be a great support buddy
- Canadian Cancer Society looking to raise $200,000 to establish the Great Canadian Innovation Grant
- The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the announcement of a ban on flavoured tobacco and applauds the bold decision to include menthol. The precedent-setting proposed legislation is a giant step forward in protecting the health of Ontario youth and preventing cancer.
- The Canadian Cancer Society applauds NDP health critic France Gélinas for the introduction of proposed legislation that will ban all flavoured tobacco products in Ontario.
- The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes new regulations introduced today that will strengthen the Smoke-Free Ontario Act by banning smoking on patios, playgrounds and sports fields and the sale of tobacco at post-secondary schools.
- Supports with Warmth™ program helps draw attention to the need to support this crucial service
- The Canadian Cancer Society wants men to paint their nails pink
- Canadian Cancer Society marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month with funding to Ottawa scientist.
- The Canadian Cancer Society and Canada’s Wonderland have teamed up for an event that challenges you to face your fears. During the first weekend of Halloween Haunt, October 3-4, those who dare can take on the Fearless Challenge, an online fundraiser launched by the Canadian Cancer Society, at Canada’s Wonderland.
- Our thoughts are with Mayor Rob Ford and his family at this difficult time. We know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be and we hope that the mayor and his family have the support they need to cope with the stress that patients and families experience.
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Canadian Cancer Society is the authoritative source for reliable information about statistics, progress in research, importance of early detection and finding support services.
- Canadian Cancer Society youth advocates want all future youth-rated movies to be smoke-free
- The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on hockey fans in Ontario to put their knowledge of the game to the test in Million Dollar Hockey Pool, Canada’s first major charitable sports pool to offer a $1 million prize.
- Volunteers recognized for making an impact in the fight against cancer
- Celebrities and athletes among those who confront their fears to support people living with cancer
- Canadian Cancer Society funds health initiative across Ontario
- Ontario residents head to the polls in 10 days and yet health care has not been an election focus.
- A University of Waterloo scientist receives the William E. Rawls Prize.
- The Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario is pleased to announce the three grand prize winners of its Daffodil Daily Lottery.
- This legislation prohibits youth under 18 from accessing tanning beds in Ontario.
- The Society marks the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have fallen ill as a result of their work.
- Canadian Cancer Society Driven to Quit Challenge awards car and cash prizes
- Canada’s largest grocery retailer teams up with the Canadian Cancer Society to sell live daffodils in Ontario
- $18 million invested by the Society over last 15 years
- A Canadian-led groundbreaking study into the prevention of colon cancer recurrence could potentially change the way cancer is treated by adding exercise to standard treatments. But more participants are needed.
- The Canadian Cancer Society applauds MPP France Gélinas for the introduction of Bill 149, Health Statute Law Amendment Act (Healthy Decisions Made Easy), which aims to help Ontarians make healthy food choices and ensure we are on the path to a smoke-free Ontario.
- Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge ends February 28
- Learn the truth on World Cancer Day
- Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge returns with an innovative approach to engage friends and family
- Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear appeal by foreign tobacco companies in Ontario medicare cost recovery lawsuit.
- With the holiday season here, many may be thinking of ways to kick-start their New Year’s resolutions. For those trying to quit smoking, today the Canadian Cancer Society offers 10 tips to stay smoke free over the holidays and launches the annual Driven to Quit Challenge presented by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., the makers of NICODERM® and NICORETTE®.
- The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Ontario government today for protecting the health of Ontarians by introducing the strongest comprehensive tobacco control legislation since the 2006 Smoke-Free Ontario Act was introduced.
- An unconventional way of looking at a long-known molecule has garnered a Guelph scientist new funding and could lead to better treatment options for lung cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society announced today in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November.
- A London scientist studying ways to overcome chemotherapy resistance in women with triple-negative breast cancer has received funding from the Canadian Cancer Society. His work could lead to better outcomes for women with this hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
- Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and staff are celebrating the passing of legislation that will prohibit youth under 18 from accessing tanning beds in Ontario.
- New survey shows that 62% of women in Ontario don’t know when to get screened for breast cancer
- Contrary to local news reports, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Haliburton County Relay For Life will take place as planned on June 13, 2014 at the Minden Fair Grounds.
- To meet the challenge of growing demand and rising costs, the Canadian Cancer Society will begin charging a $100 registration fee for new patients in Ontario who register with the Society’s transportation service after October 1.
- Youth advocates from across Ontario are at the Toronto International Film Festival today to call for action on smoking in youth-rated movies.
- Canadian Cancer Society urges municipal and provincial officials to take an active role in the fight against cancer
- Screening rates for colon, breast and cervical cancers lower among LGBTQ communities
- Two Ontario scientists honoured with prestigious awards
- It is Melanoma Monday and the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is celebrating by painting the nation orange for skin cancer awareness2
- The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased with the Ontario government’s continued focus on health promotion initiatives that aim to reduce skin cancer, child obesity and smoking rates.
- Thunder Bay scientist awarded Innovation Grant to develop promising imaging method to look closer at cancer
- #TANBEDBAN campaign calls for action on indoor tanning
- Kingston research awarded Quality of Life grant to understand patient perspective.
- This April, the Canadian Cancer Society wants to pin you. The Canadian Cancer Society is marking its 75th anniversary this year and members of the public can help support them by making a donation at any of the 634 LCBO stores throughout Ontario.
- TVCOGECO will be commemorating the Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th Anniversary with a special live one hour broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on April 18th.
- Local scientist to study a hard-to-treat cancer with Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grant
- To commemorate the Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th Anniversary and in support of Daffodil Month, Ontario Division’s CEO, Martin Kabat, is touring the province to meet with volunteers, donors, survivors, cancer researchers and supporters to bring focus to all that the Society has achieved by working with communities across Ontario. He will also encourage Ontarians to join the fight and talk about how everyone can contribute to changing cancer forever.
- A multi-disciplinary team of researchers led by scientists in London and Toronto is developing a simple tool that could one day make it easier to choose the best available cancer treatments for individual patients and improve their chances for survival.
- Researchers in Hamilton, Ontario, have developed an innovative solution to the difficult problem of looking deep within the human colon for signs of cancer. It is “street-view” mapping – the same way Google does it – using cameras to take pictures in every direction.
- A pioneering Ottawa scientist has been awarded funding to study for the first time a particular gene that may be involved in childhood cancer and could shed light on how cancer grows.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is thrilled that the Government of Ontario is taking action to address an important cancer prevention issue by introducing new government-backed legislation that would ban youth under 18 from indoor tanning.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to learn that legislation reintroduced at Queen's Park yesterday will strengthen job security for family caregivers.
- Armed with a ‘cheeky’ slogan, the Canadian Cancer Society is aiming to grab the attention of those 50 and over during Colon Cancer Awareness Month this March. Getting checked for colon cancer is likely not at the top of anyone’s to do list, but the Society is encouraging Canadians to make their bottom their priority by getting checked. Many people may be surprised to learn that colon cancer is the number two cancer killer of men and women, yet it is 90% treatable when caught early.
- A new type of radiation therapy could potentially change the standard of care for people with inoperable early-stage lung cancer.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to hear reference to important cancer-related issues in today’s Throne Speech at the Ontario Legislature.
- The focus of World Cancer Day on February 4 is to dispel misconceptions about cancer, such as the dangerous myth perpetuated by the tanning industry and in popular culture — the so-called “base tan” for travellers heading south for spring break.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is challenging teens to skip indoor tanning and organize a Tan-Free Grad campaign in their high school to help educate their friends and peers about the health risks associated with tanning beds this grad season.
- Mammograms save lives; yet for some women living in First Nations communities, the financial costs associated with getting to breast screening are prohibitive.
- The City of Belleville has passed a by-law that restricts youth under 18 from using indoor tanning equipment. With this decision, Belleville joins a growing list of jurisdictions across the country that have taken action on this important public health issue.
- Tobacco remains the number one preventable killer with more than 100 Canadians dying every day from tobacco use. The Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room have teamed up to help the nearly 5 million Canadians who are still addicted to tobacco with this morning’s launch of Run to Quit, an innovative smoking cessation program based on adopting running as a means to quit smoking. Early research shows that physical activity can significantly help those trying to quit. Run to Quit could revolutionize the way people quit smoking.
- A new study, funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, will examine the human and economic impact of workplace exposure to 44 known or suspected carcinogens and their links to 27 types of cancer. The study’s main goals are to quantify – for the first time – how serious the problem is in Canada by estimating the number of new cancer cases and cancer deaths that can be attributed to workplace factors, and also to weigh the economic impact.
- Today, the Canadian Cancer Society officially launches The FearLess Project to help change the way Ontarians think about, talk about and deal with cancer. The project provides Ontarians with a place to share and acknowledge their fears as a first step to addressing them at www.thefearlessproject.ca.
- A recent Canadian Cancer Society Ipsos Reid poll found that the majority of Ontario women are confused about what age they should start screening for breast cancer and the best way to get screened.
- New by-law toughest in Ontario
- Canadian Cancer Society congratulates McGuinty government on plans to adopt NDP Private Member’s bill banning youth under 18 from indoor tanning
- Late yesterday, Oakville Town Council took decisive action to protect the health of its youngest citizens by passing a by-law that restricts youth under 18 from accessing indoor tanning facilities.
- Scientists in Toronto have created a tiny, living 3-D organ model of pancreatic ducts to help them conduct research on pancreatic cancer – one of the deadliest and least understood of all cancers. This innovative 3-D organ model could lead to new ways to detect and treat pancreatic cancer, which has a very poor survival rate with only about 6% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous achievement of the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) who have raised over $5 million dollars for the Society to support lifesaving breast, prostate and general cancer research. In an industry where the largest portion of employees is women, WICC was founded as a passionate response to the number of women they worked with that were facing breast cancer. In 1996 they took action and starting modestly with candle sales, the women and men of WICC have mobilized the entire property and casualty insurance industry to fight back against cancer.
- The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes a generous contribution from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life to support the promising cancer prevention research of a young scientist at the University of Manitoba.
- The cancer death rate in Canada is going down, resulting in nearly 100,000 lives saved over the last 20 years (1988 to 2007). Despite the drop in the death rate, cancer is still the leading cause of death in Canada. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.
- Indoor tanning causes skin cancer. TheCanadian Cancer Society is calling on the Government of Ontario to support the new Private Members’ bill that restricts youth under 18 year of age from using indoor tanning equipment.
- A rare snapshot of teen behaviour was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society. The poll sheds light on why Ontario teens tan, how often, and the reasons they start using indoor tanning equipment.
- The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division applaud the introduction of legislation to eliminate the sale of flavoured tobacco products.
- Thanks to the generosity of a woman who lost her husband to cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society, for the first time, is awarding up to two annual youth volunteer scholarships.
- Every three minutes, another Canadian will hear the words “you have cancer” for the first time, and the Canadian Cancer Society wants them to know that they are not alone.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased with the Ontario government’s commitment to cancer prevention through increased enforcement to control illegal contraband tobacco, an expansion of screening programs and a goal to reduce childhood obesity and is looking to further action on indoor tanning, cancer drug shortages and environmental exposure.
- The Canadian Cancer Society applauds British Columbia for its plans to introduce regulations preventing young people from using indoor tanning.
- A London, Ontario, cardiologist is turning cancer research on its head by proposing that increasing the blood supply to a tumour (in effect, feeding the tumour) could actually prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. Previous research had suggested a more intuitive route – that starving a tumour of its blood supply could prevent it from spreading, however that method (known as anti-angiogenesis) has shown limited success to date.
- Ontario is facing an urgent health care crisis with a staggering financial and human cost. The tragedy is that it is preventable but not enough is being done. That’s the message sent today by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Ophea, and other members of the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) to the Ontario government as they launch Better Health is Worth 0.5%.
- The Canadian Cancer Society has launched Break It Off — a new digital campaign funded by Health Canada to promote tobacco cessation. Led by the Society’s free cessation service — Smokers’ Helpline — the campaign is aimed at young adults, age 19-29, who have the highest smoking rate in the country.
- The Canadian Cancer Society is proud to announce its top 10 breakthroughs of 2011. This list of accomplishments showcases how researchers funded by the Society continue to lead the way in advances that will reduce the number of Canadians diagnosed with and dying from cancer, and improve the quality of life for people living with and beyond cancer. Due to progress in cancer research, over 60 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive, compared with only 25 per cent when the Society began funding research in the 1940s.
- The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates Premier McGuinty for his re-election to the Ontario Legislature and looks forward to the implementation of the election promises made that will prevent cancer and help people living with cancer.
- Tonight’s leaders’ debate included a mention of one healthcare issue that thousands of Ontarians live with every day… cancer, but the discussion stopped there. How are political parties intending to take action to prevent cancer and to help Ontarians who are living with the disease?
- We are passionate about furthering our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer
- The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the government of Ontario and all political parties, if elected, to commit to restrict indoor tanning by youth under the age of 18. The recommendation is included in the Canadian Cancer Society’s election policy recommendations released today.
- The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Ontario Government on passing legislation that will snub out sales of cheap and illegal tobacco products through the enacting of Bill 186, Supporting Smoke-Free Ontario by Reducing Contraband Tobacco Act, 2011.
- Use of a simple, at-home screening test by Canadians can prevent many unnecessary colorectal cancer deaths, according to a special report about colorectal cancer in Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 released today by the Canadian Cancer Society, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.
- The Canadian Cancer Society has contributed funding to improve access to breast cancer screening in Northwest Ontario.
- A new Canadian Cancer Society-funded study will investigate the genetic puzzle of a devastating nervous system cancer that strikes infants, and identify potential new treatments for the disease. The study is one of 52 new research projects worth more than $21 million announced today by the Society. The projects cover a broad spectrum of cancer research from risk reduction to genetic studies to drug development and palliative care.
- Brian Perkins of Brantford, Ontario, was awarded a brand new hybrid in Toronto this morning after quitting smoking in the Canadian Cancer Society Driven to Quit Challenge. He was recognized by Martin Kabat, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, and the Honourable Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion and Sport, at an official prize presentation.
- Ontario MPPs will wear the Canadian Cancer Society’s new daffodil pin in the Legislature on Monday, April 4, in support of Daffodil Month.
- As many Ontarians prepare to holiday in the sun during Spring Break, the Canadian Cancer Society is releasing important provincial statistics as well as results of an Environics poll about sun safety. Both the poll and the largest survey ever done on sun safety in Ontario reveal that too many Ontarians continue to expose themselves to cancer-causing UV radiation by either sun exposure or using tanning equipment. This is concerning as skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in Ontarians.
- The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Ontario government for announcing today that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) will be made available to Ontarians through family health teams.
- Results of an Angus Reid Public Opinion survey conducted in December show that 20 per cent of Ontario adults are current tobacco users, including cigarettes, cigars and chew tobacco, and that half of them have tried unsuccessfully to quit in the past.