CCS is actively monitoring and responding to the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Gifts in wills
We’re making great strides against cancer. Many of us can remember when people didn’t even want to say the word ‘cancer’ because of its deadly connotation. Thankfully, that’s changed – a lot.
When the Canadian Cancer Society was founded in 1938, only 25% of those diagnosed would survive their cancers. Donors like you have saved millions of lives. Over the decades, we’ve done a lot. Canadians have given generously to invest in cancer research and new, more effective treatments.
Thousands of Canadians have left gifts in their wills to help make a difference. Those donations have paid off. Today, 65% of people diagnosed with cancer will survive. We’ve come a long– but we still have lots to accomplish.
We’ve made amazing progress in less than one lifetime. But there;s still a lot of work to be done. No one wants a loved one to face a cancer diagnosis. If we keep believing, and keep giving, we can be a force-for-life in the face of cancer.
Over the years, we’ve learned that every bequest donor is different. Some like to make their gifts in total privacy and anonymity, knowing that the gift will only be revealed once they have died. Others prefer to talk to us beforehand to get information and perhaps some advice on how best to organize their gifts.
Whichever your giving preference, we want you to know that you are more than welcome to reach out to us. Trina Owens is our Officer, Philanthropy, Planned Giving and is available to talk with you should you so desire. Trina has the experience, expertise and sensitivity to talk with donors about bequest gifts. Please feel free to get in touch with her anytime you wish. She would love to hear from you.
You may call her at 306-790-5819 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you may write to her:
Officer, Philanthropy, Planned Giving
Canadian Cancer Society
1910 McIntyre Street
Regina, SK S4P 2R3
I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.
Reducing the burden of cancer
Canadians can help CCS fund the best research and support people living with cancer by donating and volunteering.