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5 reasons to give a Gift for the Cure

14 November 2018

Childhood Cancer Futures FundThis holiday season, you don’t have to give festive flannel PJs, a motivational mug or big box store gift card. You can choose to give a meaningful gift that helps the 1 in 2 Canadians affected by cancer: a Gift for the Cure. Even better, 60% of these gifts are matched to make an even bigger impact.

If that’s not reason enough, here are 5 more reasons to give a Gift for the Cure.

1. Hockey is our beloved national sport
There’s no doubt hockey is a part of our country’s culture. Just like in hockey, Canadians living with cancer need support from a team. In partnership with Hockey Fights CancerTM, the Gift of an Assist provides emotional and physical assistance to someone facing the disease. From information about a diagnosis to a ride to treatment, you’ll make sure every Canadian feels support from their team.

2. Dogs are a human’s best friend
Furry friends can bring love, peace and cheer to everyone but they can be especially helpful for someone going through cancer treatment. By giving the gift of Dog Therapy, you can help someone facing cancer staying at one of our lodges receive a welcome distraction from their diagnosis.

3. Everyone deserves a lift
Sometimes, simply getting to cancer treatment can be a challenge. When you Give a Ride, you give someone access to safe and reliable transportation so they can get to their lifesaving treatment appointments.

4. Glue, glitter and paint = fun
Think back to one of your prized art projects from when you were a kid – the monster with six eyes or the blob of sparkles, pipe cleaners and feathers. You were a regular Picasso! Every child should have a chance to tap into their inner artist. You can give children facing cancer the opportunity to laugh, play and create by giving the gift of Arts and Crafts Supplies for one of our camps for kids with cancer.

5. Home-cooked meals hit the spot
Maybe it’s a hearty stew, a tasty pasta or a light quiche. Whatever your favourite food, there’s something undeniably comforting and warm about a homemade meal. When you’re facing cancer, wholesome meals with fresh fruits and vegetables are even more essential. With this gift, you can provide A Nutritious Meal home-cooked for someone staying at a Canadian Cancer Society lodge.

Check out our wide selection of gifts at giftsforthecure.ca. Every gift comes with a free greeting card or ecard to give to your recipient. This holiday season, give a Gift for the Cure and help create a future where no Canadian fears cancer.