Sincere thanks to the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows community who came out in force and joined the fight against cancer in April with the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month.
The people of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows were overwhelming in their support and generosity and made this year's Daffodil Campaign a great success. Thanks to last month's success, we will be able to continue funding the best cancer research and local support programs for people living with cancer.
The Society asked all Canadians to join the fight in April and wear the daffodil pin - a bright and hopeful symbol of support for those affected by cancer and a remembrance of those lost to the disease.
On Daffodil Day, April 27, the Society encouraged people to mark the day by doing something special for someone living with cancer or to contribute in some way to fight against the disease.
Another Canadian receives a cancer diagnosis every three minutes. Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows joined the rest of the country in showing its support on April 27. Daffodil pins were everywhere, a great symbol that says no one goes through cancer alone and we are all in this fight to put a stop to cancer.
Donations collected in April go toward vital support services including programs for individuals seeking cancer information, emotional support and camps for youth and families. The Society also provides transportation services and lodge accommodations along with limited, short-term financial assistance for treatment-related transportation and accommodation. Volunteers and staff deliver cancer support programs, cancer prevention information, advocate for healthier communities and fundraise for cancer research.
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer or support services, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888 939-3333.
On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, thank you for your continued support.
Sue Woods, Canadian Cancer Society of BC & Yukon