$35K and count­ing

The Glengarry News - - News -

The re­gional Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety’s Daf­fodil Cam­paign in April was a great suc­cess.

“Thanks to the ef­forts of these ded­i­cated in­di­vid­u­als and the gen­eros­ity of our com­mu­nity, we are thrilled to re­port that we raised over $35,000 and count­ing through this cam­paign,” the branch re­ports.

“On any given day, more than 560 peo­ple will be di­ag­nosed with cancer. That’s why we are al­ways look­ing for new ways to pre­vent cancer, find it early and treat it more suc­cess­fully. We know that fundrais­ing en­ables change and we are grate­ful to our com­mu­nity for play­ing such a big part in ad­vanc­ing the cancer cause through their gen­eros­ity,” said Al­li­son StJean, Com­mu­nity Fundrais­ing Spe­cial­ist with the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety in Stor­mont-Dun­das-Glen­garry and Prescott-Rus­sell.

A num­ber of lo­cal in­di­vid­u­als, busi­nesses, schools ral­lied to­gether to sup­port the cam­paign by vol­un­teer­ing their time to or­ga­nize work­place ini­tia­tives, host yel­low days at schools, and can­vassed door to door for dona­tions.

Funds raised through the Daf­fodil Cam­paign are chang­ing lives for the bet­ter. Money will go to­wards fund­ing lo­cal sup­port pro­grams and ser­vices, such as the Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety’s crit­i­cal trans­porta­tion pro­gram (Wheels of Hope) and to­wards fund­ing ground-break­ing re­search such as clin­i­cal tri­als that move re­search from the lab into peo­ple, in­clud­ing at the Ot­tawa Hospi­tal Re­search In­sti­tute and the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal of Eastern On­tario, where many peo­ple from our area are treated.

As the so­ci­ety wraps up its Daf­fodil Cam­paign, it is gear­ing up for the Re­lay For Life June 7 at the Maxville Fair­grounds.

Sign up by visit­ing www.re­lay­for­life.ca/maxville or call­ing 613932-1283.

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