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A holiday surprise for a family coping with cancer

21 December 2015

Toronto -

On December 8, 2015, the Canadian Cancer Society brought some holiday cheer to Lynn Matthews and her family at their home in Stouffville, Ontario, north of Toronto.

Lynn, 43, has triple negative breast cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. She and her family (4-year-old twins, Logan and Caitlyn, and her husband, Dean) were delighted by the festive carolling right outside their door.

“From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank everybody who came out to give this gift to my family and me,” says Lynn. “We’re so thankful for this special Christmas.”

The group of singers was made up of Society employees, neighbours, community members and choirs from Markham District High School and Stouffville District Secondary School. When the singing was over, everyone mingled, enjoying hot chocolate and treats, generously provided by friends and a local Tim Hortons.

The Canadian Cancer Society wishes everyone a very happy holiday and a healthy, happy new year. We’re here for you during the holidays and throughout the year. Learn about our support and services or call 1-888-939-3333 to speak to a cancer information specialist.

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The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country. No other organization does what we do; we are the voice for Canadians who care about cancer. We fund groundbreaking research, provide a support system for all those affected by cancer and advocate to governments for important social change.

Help us make a difference. Call 1-888-939-3333 or visit cancer.ca today.

For more information, please contact:

Brooke Kelly

Communications Coordinator

Canadian Cancer Society

National office

Phone: 416-934-5321