$35K and counting
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.