Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine that one small action can have an impact in the fight against cancer. It’s something the Canadian Cancer Society has learned well as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary, and it’s something I see every year I’ve been involved in the Relay for Life on the North Island.
I’m always amazed by the energy, emotion, determination and fight for life that each participant brings to the Relay experience.
In 2012, the Canadian Cancer Society invested:
• $46 million to support 274 researchers and 574 students and fellows to carry out 336 research projects;
• $71 million in programs and services to meeth the needs of people living with cancer and their caregivers and to provide information about cancer; and
• $9 million advocating for important cancer issues that matter to Canadians.
With a little over a month until our local Relay for Life hits the track, it’s a great time to recruit a new member, start a team or volunteer. New members, new teams and new volunteers bring new energy, ideas and fun!
By joining the Relay for Life during this special year, you can help the Canadian Cancer Society to lead the way to a healthier future for you, your family and friends. Please contact me at 250-949-8485 or 250-949-3431 for information or join in at www.relaybc.ca
Thank you for your help in spreading the word!