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Man’s best friend too makes a contribution to save more lives: The Canadian Cancer Society’s Paws for Hope raises $88,850

16 December 2013

Montreal -

In September, 511 dogs as well as 816 masters and friends participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s four Paws for Hope walk-a-thons, one of the most original fundraising activities, which, with $88,850 to its credit, will contribute to saving more lives. The provincial target of $67,000 has been surpassed!

City

Where

When

Drummondville

Woodyatt Park

September 7

Chicoutimi

Rivière-au-moulin Park

September 14

Laval

Nature Centre

September 15

Mirabel

Bois de Belle-Rivière Regional Park

September 29

The CCS’s Paws for Hope is a fundraising activity sponsored on a provincial scale by Mondou. This year, more than $24,000 was generously contributed to the CCS by Mondou customers and staff (through the sale of environmentally friendly bags and donations of $1 at the checkout). In 10 years, around $170,000 has been raised as a result of this partnership.

The CCS’s Paws for Hope is a fun activity in which dogs as well as family members and their friends are invited to walk for a few kilometres. The activity is followed or preceded by a picnic and entertainment as well as booths for canine health information and dog training are included.

To volunteer at one of the CCS’s Paws for Hope walk-a-thons, please visit cancer.ca. You can also register for the spring 2014 event on the pawsforhope.ca website.

Every 11 minutes, a Quebecer hears the words: “You have cancer.”

A donation to the CCS’s Paws for Hope walk-a-thon can:

  • Fund innovative research projects that save lives: to date, the CCS has invested more than 1.2 billion in this field.
  • Provide up-to-date and reliable information on cancer — more than one million requests from all over the country have been processed by the Cancer Information Service since its inception — and offer services to the community.
  • Support people touched by cancer through the comforting services offered by Cancer J’écoute and the Jacques-Cantin Lodge.
  • Create prevention programs such as the Thingamaboob to remind women about the need for regular cancer screening, SMAT (Short Messages Against Tobacco) to help young people quit smoking, the Trottibus Walking School Bus to promote walking among young children, or the Sun Squads, which, last summer, taught 36,000 young Quebecers how to protect themselves from UV rays.
  • Advocate for better laws and public policies from the government to protect Quebecers’ health. Last year, with the support of CCS volunteers, some 60,000 signatures were gathered for a petition leading to the passage of An Act to prevent skin cancer caused by artificial tanning, which came into force in spring. This year, to prevent a new generation of smokers, the CCS has already garnered the support of 55,000 Quebecers to demand the amendment of the Tobacco Act.

Every day, the Canadian Cancer Society works to save more lives. We have been relentless in our commitment to prevent cancer, fund research, and support people touched by the disease. For 75 years, our goal has remained unchanged: do more so that fewer of us have to face cancer and more survive. Let’s save more lives: visit cancer.ca or call our Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.


For more information, please contact:

André Beaulieu

Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Public Relations

Canadian Cancer Society

Quebec Division

Phone: (514) 393-3444