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Using social media to defeat cancer

There’s a lot of buzz about social media and for good reason. People, companies and organizations are using online platforms to promote, engage and educate.

At the Canadian Cancer Society, we encourage you to spread our message and become an advocate through social media. Participate online as a #cancerfighter and together we can make a difference.

  • Subscribe to our communities

    When you subscribe to our social media channels, our online communication gets stronger. And it’s an easy way to keep on top of what we’re fighting for and to share and respond to our action items.

    Facebook
    Twitter
    YouTube
    Pinterest
    Instagram

  • Useful hashtags

    Contribute and follow what others are discussing in the twitterverse. These hashtags are commonly used for tweeting about Canadian Cancer Society topics:

    • #cdnpoli – Canadian federal politics
    • #cdnhealth – Canadian health
    • #MyDaffodil – cancer awareness in April
    • #WhyIRelay – Relay For Life
    • #daffodilDay – cancer awareness in April
    • #cancerfighter – cancer awareness and advocating for change and for the Canadian Cancer Society

  • Cancer-fighting tweets

    There is strength in numbers. The more people who know about our fight, the better chance we have of winning.

    Following, mentioning and retweeting our account @cancersociety is an excellent way to support our efforts.

    Use the hashtag #cancerfighter when advocating for us and to increase awareness.

  • Join the fight on Facebook

    By sharing, commenting and Liking our content on Facebook, you’re helping us reach a larger audience.

    Post about your experiences and the issues you care about – help us best represent those touched by cancer when we advocate for change.

    And spark discussion on issues we will be advocating for – comment and provide us with feedback so we can fight on your behalf.

  • Social media in Saskatchewan

    www.facebook.com/jointhefight.sk
    @jointhefight_sk (www.twitter.com/JoinTheFight_sk)

    Are you following us on social media?

    When you subscribe to our social media channels, our online communication gets stronger. Our social media spaces keep you up-to-date with our advocacy issues and provide ways to fight back against cancer.

    Post about your experiences and the issues you are care about – help us best represent those touched by cancer when we advocate for change. Spark discussion on issues that we are advocating for – comment and provide us with feedback so we can fight on your behalf.

    Pinterest – Come on over to our Pinterest page and see what we’ve been pinning on our inspiration boards. You’ll find photos from our latest events, healthy recipe ideas and fun ways to get active and exercise. Re-pin our ideas on your own Pinterest board and get inspired.

    Twitter – See a live feed of our latest updates, blog posts, newsletter articles and ways you can get involved. We often share job postings and volunteer opportunities through our Twitter account. Follow us. Participating in a fundraising event? Tweet us your updates and photos. Find something helpful? Retweet it to your followers.

    Instagram – We’ve just launched our Instagram account and you can follow our photo updates. We’ll be sharing event photos, health tips and updates. Participating in our upcoming Relay For Life events? Tag us. We love seeing your photos.

    Facebook – Get our updates directly into your newsfeed. If you haven’t yet, come on over and like us on Facebook. Like an article, update or photo on our page? Hit the share button for all your followers to see on your personal profile page.

    Social media for advocacy

    We have further social media sites for more specific advocacy.

    On Twitter

     @TanFreeSK– regarding our efforts to show people that all tanning – whether in tanning beds or in the sun – is harmful to your skin.

     @PesticideFreeSK– encouraging against the use of cosmetic pesticides and instead using safer alternatives.

    On Facebook

    Tan Free Sask

    And please read more about our advocacy efforts at our Take Action site.

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