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

27 March 2013

Brandon, Manitoba -

For 75 years now, Canadians have trusted the Canadian Cancer Society to lead the fight against cancer.  And with your help, they can continue to make a difference in the cancer fight.  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.

The Cancer Society will participate in the Opening Ceremonies parade and host a booth to talk to people about cancer prevention and how the Society is currently fighting cancer in Manitoba. 

The Society is encouraging all Manitobans to wear a daffodil pin at the fair and throughout Daffodil Month (April), to show people facing cancer that they are not alone and to remember loved ones lost.  Pins will be available for a donation of any amount at the booth or from volunteer pin distributors at locations throughout the fair. Visit fightback.ca to learn more about Daffodil Month and the Daffodil Pin.

Volunteers will also be out in full force in April, knocking on doors to collect donations that help the Cancer Society fund life-saving research and programs and support services for those battling cancer in Manitoba.

Media are invited to the Opening Ceremonies as the Canadian Cancer Society participates in Cancer Awareness Day at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair on Friday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Brandon Keystone Centre (#3-1175, 18th Street).


About the Canadian Cancer Society

For 75 years the Canadian Cancer Society has been with Canadians in the fight for life. We have been relentless in our commitment to prevent cancer, fund research and support Canadians touched by cancer. From this foundation, we will work with Canadians to change cancer forever so fewer Canadians are diagnosed with the disease and more survive. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Jason Permanand

Communications Manager

Canadian Cancer Society

Manitoba

Phone: 204-990-4310