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2011

Fighting Cancer With Healthy Resolutions

December 2011 - As the New Year approaches, the Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division, challenges Islanders to play an active role in fighting cancer.


Take Action to Prevent Cancer

October 2011 - When Lois Adams met with her doctor in May 2010, she heard the words many people fear: “You have cancer.” For Adams, the diagnosis was cervical cancer. The good news - it was at an early stage when treatment is most successful.


Local Cancer Research Highlights Women's Issues

October 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division, is pleased to report on a study of Prince Edward Island women dealing with breast and gynecological cancers. This research provides vital insight into the needs of this population.


Island Pharmacists Applauded For Quit Smoking Blitz

September 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the efforts of P.E.I. Pharmacists as they take action to assist Islanders to give up tobacco for good.


We asked, they answered: the Call for Commitment to a Catastrophic Drug Program

September 2011 - The Prince Edward Island Health Charities Network has spoken up for the thousands of Islanders who are struggling to access the medications they need. We asked your political party leaders for their commitment and action plan to support these Islanders, no matter disease or condition.


Partnerships bring new support to those completing cancer treatment

September 2011 - The transition from treatment to post-treatment care can be unsettling for many cancer survivors, leaving them with questions about how to move beyond cancer and toward a healthy life. A new pilot program being offered to adults who have recently completed cancer treatment aims to support a smooth transition, offering some closure to the treatment experience and mapping next steps.


Dear Leaders: Make Catastrophic Drug Coverage a Priority

September 2011 - The Prince Edward Island Health Charities Network is asking provincial election candidates and party leaders to create equity for Islanders by committing to the implementation of a much needed catastrophic drug program in the province.


Canadians Dealing with Cancer Connect Online for Information and Support

August 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society has introduced a new online community for people with cancer and their caregivers – CancerConnection.ca/ParlonsCancer.ca. This new online forum is a safe and welcoming place where both English and French speaking Canadians can share ideas and experiences of cancer and build friendships to support each other in their fight against the disease. Members can connect with each other as well as with the Society through blogs, profiles, discussion forums, messages, links and other shared information.


Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service Reaches Milestone, Answers One Million Inquiries Since 1996

August 2011 - A man who had just been diagnosed with melanoma picked up the phone and called the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service (CIS). “I don’t know what to expect. What should I tell my family?” After several conversations with an information specialist to discuss treatment options, side effects and follow-up care for melanoma, he said, “Thank you for all your help. I’ve started to sleep better after speaking with you.”


Fundraising and the Society

July 2011 - We are passionate about furthering our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer


It’s Time to Get Screened PEI

May 2011 - Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division responds to the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 with the launch of a second awareness campaign


Island Women Show Support in Fight Against Breast Cancer

April 2011 - It’s called a Thing-a-ma-boob, and while it may be a silly sounding name it carries a serious message. The Canadian Cancer Society is using the Thing-a-ma-boob to spread the word that regular mammograms save lives.


Commitment to Improved Drug Access for Islanders Not Fulfilled

April 2011 - In response to today’s budget the PEI Health Charities Network is expressing concern that Islanders are still being treated as second class citizens when it comes to access to much needed medications.


April is Daffodil Month Support a Person with Cancer by Wearing a Daffodil Pin Daffodil Day is April 27

March 2011 - Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society wants them to know that they are not alone.


UPEI Relay For Life Launches 10th Anniversary Year on PEI

March 2011 - The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life ran through the night at the UPEI Sports Centre from dusk on Friday to dawn on Saturday. The third annual Relay at UPEI launched the 10th Anniversary year of Relay For Life on PEI, with five more events planned across the province this spring.


Friends use Potluck with a Purpose to celebrate the past and look to the future

February 2011 - They’ve made it an annual event. It started back in 2005 when Joanne Weir and five friends decided to mark the 10th anniversary of their friend Ruth Ann Kottwitz’s death by getting together to celebrate her life. Ruth Ann died of cancer in February, 1995, at the age of 37. For the 15th anniversary, they found a whole new way to bring meaning to their get together, through Potluck with a Purpose.


Islanders Join the 2011 Relay For Life

February 2011 - Today the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life held its launches for the Queens County and Kings County events. Islanders came out to register for the 2011 Relay For Life events in their community and to learn more about the impact of life saving cancer research.


Letter to the Editor

February 2011 - Re: Commercial tanning salons not the culprit (letter of the day)


Smoke Free and Loving It – One Person’s Triumph Over Tobacco

January 2011 - It was first thing she did every morning and the last thing she did at night. For over 30 years Valerie Warren loved her cigarettes and smoked well over a pack a day. But that’s all behind her now. On August 9th, 2010, Valerie Warren quit smoking. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” says Warren, “I’ve never felt better, physically and I am much calmer now. I always felt stressed because I was constantly thinking about having that next cigarette. I don’t have any of that anymore and it basically makes you feel like you’re free.”


THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF REASONS TO QUIT, WHAT’S YOURS?

January 2011 - Canada marks National Non-Smokers Week from January 16 – 22, 2011, with Weedless Wednesday on January 19th. This is a time to encourage smokers to reduce tobacco use or quit altogether. The theme this year is “There are hundreds of reasons to quit, what’s yours?”