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2012

Its lights on for holiday display and lights out for cancer

November 2012 - Survivor plugs in 55,000 christmas lights to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Driving Force of Manitoba

November 2012 - More volunteers needed to help Manitobans with cancer. The Cancer Society’s Transportation Service will provide around 30,000 subsidised rides to Manitobans this year alone.


Dragon Boat Festival gets new partnership boost

November 2012 - Commitment keeps all pledging proceeds in Manitoba to fight cancer, provide services.


Manitoba study finds financial hardship often accompanies cancer diagnosis

November 2012 - Families pushed to the brink as supports fall short, incomes decline and costs mount.


Winnipeg Relay For Life 2012

May 2012 - Cancer survivor and caregiver to lead hundreds as they celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer at Winnipeg Relay For Life.


Canadian Cancer Society report shows Canadian cancer death rate down

May 2012 - Lower smoking rates, better screening and treatment account for drop, but much more needs to be done to tackle leading cause of death in Canada


New provincial program covers the cost of cancer treatment and support drugs

April 2012 - Nearly 4,000 Manitoba cancer patients benefit from program that allows them to stay out of hospitals, in their community and close to friends while fighting cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society applauds budget that fuels the cancer fight

April 2012 - Government adopts Cancer Society agenda with promises to cover oral drug costs, increased access to treatment, reduced wait times and coverage for stop smoking aids.


April is Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month

April 2012 - Daffodil Pins available in hundreds of locations throughout Manitoba. Wear a daffodil and do something to support Manitobans living with cancer.


Daffodil Month 2012 Kicks Off at Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

March 2012 - Winter fair in Brandon will raise awareness and funds to help in the fight against cancer.


HOPE…Buy a bunch of it!

March 2012 - 50,000 bunches of daffodils land in Manitoba as spring arrives this week. Celebrate Daffodil Day by buying a bunch of daffodils or a daffodil pin to support the fight against cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society Green Lights Innovative Research Ideas

February 2012 - Two Manitoba researchers to receive grants as part of the Society’s $4.5 million in new funding for 23 high-risk, high-reward innovation grants.


New, larger health warnings on cigarette packages begin appearing on store shelves

February 2012 - Local cancer survivor featured on the new cigarette package warnings alongside new information about the harms of smoking tobacco.


New tools to help Manitobans quit during National Non-Smoking Week

January 2012 - Young adults invited to “break up” with tobacco and live tobacco free in a new digital campaign funded by Health Canada.


Canadian Cancer Society services help Manitobans where they live

January 2012 - Support programs tailored to needs of individuals dealing with cancer to help them their families and friends cope.