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2013

Holiday lights shine bright for cancer research

December 2013 - Cancer survivor illuminates the need for Manitobans to support cancer patients throughout the year by supporting the Canadian Cancer Society this holiday season.


“GivingTuesday” launches in Canada

December 2013 - Manitobans encouraged to pause during holiday rush to support cancer patients on Canada's first national day of charity.


One-in-four Manitoba homes contain higher than accepted radon levels

November 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society urges Manitobans to get homes tested for radon gas which is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.


Balmoral Hall students to take action to prevent cancer

October 2013 - Grade 12 students will encourage classmates to be tan free for grad in an effort to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.


Federal legislation fails to stem teenage use of flavoured tobacco products

October 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society calls for ban on all flavoured tobacco to curb use among youth. Fruit and candy-flavoured tobacco makes it easier for youth to become addicted.


There’s etiquette for everything, including your nuts: 3 steps for proper nutiquette

September 2013 - On September 9, the Canadian Cancer Society is celebrating Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month and launching a nationwide campaign to teach guys how to spot testicular cancer early.


Mini Dragons race for the first time in Western Canada

September 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society September Dragon Boat Challenge features smaller dragon boats that have to make a turn on the water.


Manitobans to give cancer a paddling at Lake Shirley

June 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society River City Dragon Boat Festival draws teams from all over Manitoba to fight cancer together in sport, fun, and camaraderie.


Canadian Cancer Society report shows more Canadians surviving cancer

May 2013 - Better screening and treatments from research and less people smoking contribute to survival rate, but much more needs to be done to tackle leading cause of death in Canada.


Winnipeg Firefighters to join hundreds as they celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer at Winnipeg Relay For Life

May 2013 - Firefighters at greater risk of cancer because of the job they do to protect us and bring awareness to work-related cancer risk at this year's Relay For Life.


Thousands of Manitobans to mark Daffodil Day by joining the cancer fight

April 2013 - More than 150,000 recognize survivors, remember those lost and commit to fight back. They will be wearing Daffodil pins to symbolize hope and represent their support for those who are still battling cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society welcomes higher tobacco taxes, Calls for more provincial action to help Manitobans quit smoking

April 2013 - Stagnant smoking rate shows more investment needed to reduce the leading cause of lung cancer, tobacco use.


Daffodil Month 2013 Kicks Off

March 2013 - Daffodil Month is especially meaningful this year as the Canadian Cancer Society marks its 75th anniversary.


Canadian Cancer Society marks 75 years and kicks off Daffodil Month at Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

March 2013 - The Society will kick off Daffodil Month at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair at the Keystone Centre this Friday, March 29, to raise funds and awareness about a disease that will strike approximately 6,100 families in Manitoba this year alone.


Winnipeg winter fails to thwart passion for dragon boating to beat cancer

February 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society Indoor Dragon Boat Festival first of its kind in Western Canada.


Canadian Cancer Society awards Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Health Minister Theresa Oswald

February 2013 - Manitoban among 24 Canadians recognized for their significant contributions to the fight against cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society marks its 75th anniversary, continuing to fight against all cancers.

January 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society continues to help Manitobans through support programs tailored to the needs of individuals dealing with cancer.