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Huron-Perth Community Office

536 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 5T9
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Phone: 519-271-4270 or
Toll free: 1-800-294-0086
Fax: 519-271-7582
Email: huronperth@ontario.cancer.ca

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Serving the communities of:
Stratford, Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Seaforth, Wingham, Listowel, Mitchell, St. Marys and surrounding townships.

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    Neon Night Logo                          

    Mark your calendars for Friday September 22, 2017 for our 2nd Annual Neon Nights 5k FUN Walk/Run!

    Neon Night is a 5 km non-competitive fun run/walk for all ages and abilities, which takes place at night. Participants are encouraged to wear their brightest gear to help illuminate the night all in the movement against cancer. The route will be glowing with fun as participants all decked out in neon walk/run through the streets of Stratford, starting at the Optimist Hall and will follow around our scenic river back to the hall for festivities.

    Friday, Sept 22, 2017
    7pm - 10pm
    Stratford Optimist Hall

    REGISTRATION FEES:
    Adult Early Bird until Sept 17th: $25 
    Sept 18th to Event Day (Adult): $30 
    Children $10 (Ages 15 and under) No Early Bird
    Family rate Early Bird until Sept 17th: $55 (up to 2 adults + 2 kids)
    Family rate Sept 18th to Event Day: $65 (up to 2 adults + 2 kids)

    EVENT DAY:
    Registration: 7pm
    FUN Walk/Run: 8pm

    All participants receive a Medallion and a Glow Item
    Register today: www.cancer.ca/NeonNightStratford

    TSABC

    Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer is a 5 kilometre, non-competitive, community-based walk that encourages participants to raise funds by collecting pledges. The event provides an opportunity for communities to join the fight against breast cancer, celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their lives to the disease.  Breast cancer survivors are invited to participate in events and are acknowledged and celebrated for their courage in their struggle with the disease. All proceeds are directed towards breast cancer research.

    15th Annual St. Marys Event:
    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Milt Dunnell Field, The Flats, St Marys, Ontario

    14th Annual Mitchell Event:
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Lion's Park, Mitchell, Ontario

    Register today: www.takingsteps.ca

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    Pigs Of Hope Campaign

    Did you know? In Ontario, 1 in 5 cancer patients cannot get to their cancer-related appointments because of physical or financial challenges. Adopt a Pig this fall and feed your piggy bank your spare change. Your spare change can provide hope to someone going through their cancer journey. Our Wheels of Hope Transportation Program provides rides for cancer patients to get to cancer-related appointments. When someone is faced with a cancer diagnosis those words change everything. This program exists to ease a cancer patient’s mind and help take away the worry of how they are going to get to their appointments, allowing them to focus on their treatment and getting well.

    Proceeds will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope Transportation Service.

    For more information about adoption dates in November and December please call 1-800-294-0086 or email huronperth@ontario.cancer.ca


    In 2015, through this program:

    The Huron-Perth office provided 151 cancer patients with 2,103 rides to cancer-related appointments. Our 68 volunteer drivers logged 133,037 km driving cancer patients to cancer-related appointments. The local cost of this program in Huron-Perth last year was almost $48,000.

    Without the Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope transportation program many of these patients would have no other means to get to appointments. This critical service is needed in our community. Fundraising makes sure a program like this continues to be available to those that need it.

    Let's show our support and make sure everyone that needs a ride to get to cancer treatment can have one.

  • Success stories

    Thank you to our Huron-Perth Community for another successful RELAY season! With events held in Stratford, Listowel and Goderich in June, over $194,000 was raised -  promising cancer research, community support services and other important work so that fewer Canadians are touched by cancer!|

    2015 Daffodil Banner
    Thank you to our Huron-Perth Community for supporting Daffodil Month in April. Over $87,000 was raised with our Daffodil Pin Street Sales, Daffodil Pin Point of Sale Boxes, Live Daffodils, Residential Canvassing. Thank you to our passionate and dedicated Daffodil Month volunteers. Because of your efforts, we’re having the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities. You are our greatest asset!

    LOCAL HEROES

    Meet Bennett, he is 9 years old. He brought in $230 that he collected from his country lane way donation bucket this summer.

    This is Grace. She is in Grade 2, and loves to bake. She brought in over $145 from her bake sale in September.

    Cancer Fighter Logo

    YOU CAN ALSO JOIN OUR DEDICATED TEAM OF CANCER FIGHTERS BY HOSTING YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER! You choose the idea and we will help make it a success!

    Contact us or check out www.cancer.ca/fundraise for more information. Event ideas include golf tournaments, head shave events, galas, sporting events, you name it!


  • Our Fight For Life in Huron-Perth

    With the support of our generous donors, we are fighting back against cancer in our community and across Ontario.

    You fund research that is saving lives

    • Over $785,000 was invested in 9 cancer research projects in SW Ontario, specifically at the University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor & the Lawson Research Institute.
    • Through its funding of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group, we supported 21 clinical trials in SW Ontario at the London Regional Cancer Program & the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. These trials ensure that cancer patients in our community have access to the very best cancer care and can benefit from new research discoveries.
    • Thanks to research, we been able to dramatically improve the 5-year survival rate from 25% in 1947 to over 60% today.

    You support Ontarians through their cancer journey

    • Cancer Information Service provided answers to questions about all types of cancer and many other cancer-related topics to over 200 local people through our confidential, toll-free line @ 1-888-939-3333 in 2015. Information is also available online 24/7 at www.cancer.ca 
    • CancerConnection.ca provides 24/7 support from an online community of people living with cancer and their family and friends. More than 12,500 patients, caregivers, survivors and their families connected last year.
    • Smokers’ Helpline offered support, advice and information to 153 local people about quitting tobacco use in 2014. Toll-free 1-877-513-5333 or www.smokershelpline.ca 
    • Peer Support Service helped 17 local people last year who were diagnosed with cancer, or their caregivers, were connected to volunteers who’ve had cancer or cared for a loved one with cancer.  Huron & Perth counties had 8 local Peer Support volunteers helping people across Canada.  
    • Wheels of Hope in 2015 had 68 volunteer drivers travel 133,037 km, providing 1,395 safe rides for cancer-related appointments for 139 local people diagnosed with cancer. We also provided assistance to 11 local families for 350 trips to their child's cancer-related appointments.
    • Brochures and Booklets on prevention, treatment and support are available for download from cancer.ca/publications or can be ordered through our toll-free number.
    • Community Services Locator is a searchable directory of over 4,000 cancer-related services across Canada. cancer.ca/csl. For example in Huron-Perth, prosthetics are available at no charge.
    • Cancer.ca offers up-to-date and credible information about many types of cancer and cancer-related information from prevention to end-of-life issues.

    For more information on any of our upcoming events or to learn how to join the fight against cancer, call us at 1-800-294-0086 or email us huronperth@ontario.cancer.ca

  • Volunteer opportunities

    With your support we help residents of Huron and Perth counties throughout their cancer journey. Volunteering with the Society is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteers are critical to our accomplishments and we wouldn't be able to support, inform and empower those touched by cancer without you.

    When you join our nationwide team, you have the combined strength of volunteers from across the country standing behind you to help you make a difference in someone's life. Together we are much stronger than any of us are alone. Come and join the fight against cancer by volunteering with us! We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles (training is provided for all roles):

    Office volunteers

    We are looking for volunteers to assist with the day-to-day office administrative duties.  The responsibilities of this position range from reception, data entry and general administrative. This position requires computer skills, a comfort working with the public and talking on the phone.

    Volunteer drivers - Wheels Of Hope program

    The road to recovery needs more drivers … with the kindness and support of volunteer drivers, cancer patients only need to worry about getting better and beating cancer for good. As a volunteer driver, you’ll pick patients up from their home and take them to their attending hospital or regional cancer centre. You’ll be there to offer friendly support and kindness at a time when they need it the most. And when their treatment is done, you'll make sure they get home. You can drive as suits your schedule, from Monday to Friday. Training, support and mileage reimbursement is provided. Daytime availability is required.

    Public Issue advocates

    We are looking for volunteers to connect with our local government officials (MP, MPP, Mayor/Reeve/Warden) to advocate for healthy policy development, to help implement policies and bills that will alleviate some of the hazards that may have a direct correlation to a cancer diagnosis. In this role, the activities involve: phone calls, meetings, emails, letter writing, networking, attending candidate debates. Daytime availability is required.

    Prevention volunteers

    Our volunteers help educate our community on how they can prevent cancer from occurring through simple lifestyle changes. Activities can include working displays at attending health shows, fairs, information nights etc., as well as giving presentations to community service groups, workplaces and schools. Day time, as well as periodic weekend availability required.

    Daffodil Month

    Residential canvassers NEEDED

    You can make an impact against cancer by giving just three hours of your time in the month of April. Our residential canvassers act as ambassadors for the Society as they canvass their local neighbourhood to help secure donations for lifesaving cancer research.  They are able to provide a receipt instantly for donations of cash or cheque. This campaign takes place in all of our local communities for the entire month of April.

    Volunteer pin sellers needed

    This April, by volunteering just a few hours of your time to sell Daffodil Pins in support of our Daffodil Month campaign, you will be saving lives and helping people who are living with cancer.

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Volunteer Pin Sellers Needed

    This October, by volunteering just a few hours of your time to sell Pink Ribbon Pins in support of our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, you will helping fund world-class breast cancer research and helping those living with breast cancer.

    Committees

    Relay For Life committee members - if you want to make a difference in the fight against cancer and help those in your community living with cancer, consider joining one of our Relay For Life Committees. Whether it's the planning stages, set-up, event day or clean-up...an hour a week or an hour a month, we have a number of areas we could use your help!

    Neon Nights 5K FUN Walk/Run (Childhood cancer research) - volunteers are needed to assist with the event planning, marshalling, parking, registration, food and set-up/clean-up.

    Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer Walk - if you want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer and help those in your community living with breast cancer, consider joining one of our committees. Whether it's the planning stages, set-up, event day or clean-up...an hour a week or an hour a month, we have a number of areas we could use your help!

    To find out more about any of these volunteer opportunities please contact us at: 519-271-4270 or 1-800-294-0086 or huronperth@ontario.cancer.ca.

    You can also fill out the Volunteer Application Form online!

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Rebecca and James Hamm It was very important that the fundraiser be in honour of my uncle, because it’s a great way to show our support for him.

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