Canadian Cancer Society to close office in Lethbridge

08 August 2016

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The Canadian Cancer Society has made the difficult decision to close its physical office space in Lethbridge, but staff and volunteers will remain active in the community.

The Society will close its Lethbridge office on September 30, 2016, when its lease for its current office space ends.

“Fewer people are engaging with the Society in our physical office setting,” says Dan Holinda, Executive Director of the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division. “As online and electronic interactions continue to grow, we realize we can better serve all Canadians living with cancer – including people in Lethbridge – without needing to rely on bricks and mortar.”

The Society’s commitment to you

While the Society’s physical office space in Lethbridge may be closing, its commitment to the community is not changing.

“Cancer patients, their families and caregivers in Lethbridge will continue to have full access to all of the Society’s support services,” says Holinda. “Society staff and volunteers will also continue to provide a variety of meaningful opportunities for you to fight back against cancer, including our popular annual campaigns Relay For Life, Daffodil Month and Face Off Against Cancer.”

The following Society support services are available to all people living with cancer in Lethbridge and area:

  • For up-to-date and trusted cancer information, call the Society’s Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-888-939-3333.
  • For comforting peer support, request a match through the Society’s CancerConnection telephone peer-support program by calling toll-free 1-888-939-333, or visit cancerconnection.ca, the Society’s trusted online support community.
  • Request a wig via the Society’s Wig Lending Program by calling toll-free at 1-800-661-2262. 
  • For a ride to and from treatment in Lethbridge, call the Society’s Volunteer Driver Program toll-free at 1-800-263-6750. 

“We thank the community for its unwavering support and understanding why we are closing our physical office space in Lethbridge,” says Holinda. “Because of the shift in how people in Lethbridge are interacting with the Society, the financially-responsible thing for us to do is close our physical space and redirect that investment to further our life-saving mission work: cancer prevention, research and support.”

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers and staff whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. Make your gift today at cancer.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Paula Trotter

Communications Coordinator

Phone: 403-541-2339