Help save lives this holiday season
Make your own shade
Getting too much sun can happen when you least expect it. You can still be exposed to UV rays even if there are scattered clouds overhead. You could be sitting in your backyard, gardening or watching your kids playing.
Trees and hedges provide excellent shade around your house. How much shade will depend on the how thick the leaves grow.
Planting deciduous trees that are native to Canada will provide excellent sun protection during the summer months. Be sure to select types of trees that provide large thick coverings of leaves that will block UV rays. For year-round protection, consider planting coniferous trees like hemlock, pine, spruce, cedar, larch and fir. But remember, these types of trees do not have natural canopies that provide midday shade, like deciduous trees do.
We all need our own personal support system, but no matter how good your own personal support system is, it’s not the same as connecting with other survivors.
Volunteers provide comfort and kindness
Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres, lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment.