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Help prevent cancer and be an advocate

Together we can make Canada a healthy place to live. By sharing life-saving prevention messages with our local communities. By telling lawmakers why increased cancer research funding is important to us. Working together, we can create social and political change that will help control cancer in Canada.

To help move the fight forward, there are a number of ways you can help spread the word and take action.

Promote healthy living and risk reduction messages by distributing materials and making presentations to groups and organizations in your community. Work with local media to communicate prevention-related messages through public service announcements and other materials. Write letters to different levels of government, encourage communication with local politicians to help influence healthy policy development and participate in public forums.

Ontario has many cancer prevention and advocacy successes to celebrate, thanks to the work of volunteers and staff. Be part of a team that is making a difference, with impact at both a local and provincial level.

Volunteers are integral to helping the Society educate people on how to reduce their cancer risk and to advocate for healthy public policy.

Knowing that up to 35% of all cancers can be prevented by being active, eating well and maintaining a healthy body weight, just imagine the difference we can make together in the future!

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