Giving a gift that gives back

June Dodson and Bonnie Calder have been friends for nearly 50 years. When it came to Bonnie’s birthday, June knew that her friend would appreciate a meaningful gift that would have an impact on those affected by cancer.

“When I first learned about the Gifts for the Cure program, I thought it was a great idea. It made me feel that I’m helping the cause and giving a gift with a deeper meaning,” says June.

June bought Bonnie The Mom Project, a gift that provides support to moms facing cancer including wigs, accommodations and more.

Gifts for the Cure include more than 20 unique and impactful gifts starting at just $10, which range from world-class research to information and support services for people living with cancer. New gifts have been added in time for the holiday season and come with a customizable holiday greeting card for gift recipients.

Both Bonnie and June have been impacted by cancer. June currently has 3 friends and a younger brother living with cancer and Bonnie lost her father, sister and mother-in-law to cancer as well as other friends and family members. 

“I have seen so many loved ones experience cancer and I deeply believe in the value of research and support programs,” said Bonnie. “Most people in today’s age really don’t need any more ‘things’ so I was glad to know a gift in my honour was made towards something that can truly make a difference.”

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Through our Gifts for the Cure catalogue, you can shop for meaningful gifts to help us continue making progress against this disease.

Learn more and give online at giftsforthecure.ca or call 1 800 939-3333.