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Canadian Cancer Society
Prince Edward Island
- Embracing Support
- The Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new executive for PEI.
- Islanders’ generosity shown once again during annual Daffodil Campaign
- Credit Unions of PEI was recognized as the Outstanding Sponsorship Partner at the 30th Annual Maritime Philanthropy Awards.
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- Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in Canada.
- Tobacco is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.
- Canadian Cancer Society PEI Honours Their Volunteers
- Kensington Family Awarded For Community Spirit
- UPEI Researcher Recognized For Outstanding Contributions
- Team rallies to support toddler with rare cancer
- City of Summerside Encourages Islanders to get Registered
- Five community leaders were announced today to join the ranks of Relay For Life Dream Team across the country.
- Canadian Cancer Society Launches Community Outreach Initiative
- NHL Alumni and hockey enthusiasts are lacing up for the third annual Face Off Against Cancer.
- Islanders are invited to join the 32nd annual Curl for Cancer event in Montague this weekend.
- Cigarettes controlled my life and made me lose sight of my goals.
- Murphy Hospitality Group introduced a quit smoking challenge to its employees.
- So many things motivate us to make the world a better place.
- The Society was very excited when Meaghan Blanchard agreed to join the 2015 Dream Team.
- Maritime Fun Group shines with SunSense
- The number of new cancer cases on Prince Edward Island will rise about 34%.
- The Society celebrated the important contribution of our volunteers.
- Islanders want to reduce cancer rates on P.E.I.
- Your Voice Counts
- Canadian Cancer Society launches April Daffodil Campaign
- The Society Takes the Fight to the ice
- Time to celebrate cessation
- New Year's Resolutions
- Naturopathic Doctor Kali Simmonds presents Cancer - A Collaborative Approach
- The society is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Farquharson as interim executive director.
- Capital Honda Face Off Against Cancer Wraps Up
- Capital Honda and the Society take the fight to the Ice!
- Firetruck puts cancer in perspective
- Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and in Prince Edward Island.
- Capital Honda and the Society Take the Fight to the Ice!
- Volunteers honoured for impact in fight against cancer.
- Premier declares April Daffodil Month on PEI
- 2014 Relay For Life Provincial Launch
- Cedar's Eatery Remembers Employee and Joins the Fight Against Cancer
- Students Dare to Quit Smoking
- Health Canada, Healthy Steps to a New Years you
- Parker Jewell has partnered with his sons, Edwin and Irwin, in the fight against cancer.
- Runners, cyclists, boaters, kayakers and paddle board enthusiasts have a new opportunity to test their skills.
- Turning 21 years old is a milestone many young people celebrate by cracking a bottle of bubbly and partying into the night.
- Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and in Prince Edward Island.
- I am writing today to ask for your support on an urgent issue.
- On a Tuesday afternoon last August, Andrew Sprague smoked his last cigarette and hasn’t had a puff of tobacco since.
- It’s a bad relationship, one that needs to end. The time has come to DUMP cigarettes.
- Please support the fight against breast cancer, and read a breast cancer survivors story.
- Canadian Cancer Society volunteers participate in “PEI Women’s Health Expo” hosted by the Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute.
- Relay for Life inspires hope.
- The Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division, wrapped up Daffodil Month with a celebration of volunteers and professionals who have joined the society in the fight against cancer.
- We invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting
- Members of the PEI Legislature receive daffodil pins
- To some the daffodil is just a flower. To the Canadian Cancer Society it is a symbol of strength and courage.
- Islanders unite behind those with cancer
- She felt like she was losing her best friend. When it happened, she became depressed and was physically ill for days. But Kerri-Wynne MacLeod says quitting smoking is the best thing she’s ever done. “As my grandmother used to say, ‘Things that are worth the most, are worth the effort,’” says MacLeod.
- As the New Year approaches, the Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division, challenges Islanders to play an active role in fighting cancer.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- We are passionate about furthering our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer
- Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division responds to the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 with the launch of a second awareness campaign
- 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.
- 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.
- Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society wants them to know that they are not alone.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Re: Commercial tanning salons not the culprit (letter of the day)
- 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.”
- 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?”