Spread warmth and hope this holiday season

26 November 2019

GiftsAs the holiday season fast approaches, Canadians are looking for meaningful gifts to give their loved ones. Choosing the right gift for the right person can sometimes feel difficult — but it doesn’t have to be! By checking out the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Gift Catalogue, you can give an original and thoughtful gift while also supporting the 1 in 2 Canadians who are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

With more than 40 gifts to choose from, there’s something for everyone on your list!

For the animal lover

For people with cancer, therapy dogs can be a welcome distraction from the challenges of treatment. Bring furry friends to CCS lodges to spread snuggles, peace and cheer this holiday season with this gift. 

For the visionary

Since 1980, over 200 new drugs have been tested as life-saving treatments and 80,000 people have received cutting-edge care thanks to clinical trials. Clinical trials can help answer important questions about promising cancer treatments but enrolling and following a patient during a trial can be expensive. This gift will fund the participation of one person in a cancer clinical trial, help save lives and give hope to countless others.

For the life-long learner

Rethink stocking stuffers by stocking a lab instead! Give researchers the essential equipment and supplies they need to conduct critical research and help create a world where no Canadian fears cancer.

For the person who makes you feel at home

No one should have to go through cancer alone, but sometimes Canadians must travel away from their communities for treatment. Give someone who has had to leave home for treatment a safe and restful place to stay where they can feel comfortable, supported and can focus on healing.

For the innovator

Immunotherapy is one of the most promising areas of cancer research today and involves teaching a person’s own immune system to find cancer and attack it. Big ideas like this can bring about big change, and so can you by helping to make new cancer treatments a reality.

For the kid-at-heart

For kids with cancer, summer camp is the chance to play, laugh and just be a kid again. Help create lasting memories by providing the essentials to make camp a blast and give children with cancer the experience of a lifetime.

Want to browse some more memorable and meaningful gift ideas? Check out our full CCS Gift Catalogue and unique selection of gifts at giftsforthecure.ca.