‘We can change cancer’

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To the Editor,
April is Daffodil Month, the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual fundraising and awareness campaign.

Hundreds of Society volunteers are knocking on as many doors as they can this month to raise money to help their family members, neighbours and friends who are fighting cancer. The money raised helps more than 2,200 patients, survivors, family members and caregivers who use the society’s programs and services each year on P.E.I.

The money raised this month also supports cancer research. In the 1970s, the five-year survival rate after a cancer diagnosis was 39 per cent. Today it is 63%, and with your help, I believe 80 per cent survival can be achieved in the next decade.

As a husband and father of two girls, I am alarmed that the cancer mortality rate among women in P.E.I. is 10 per cent above the national average. This is what motivates me to volunteer with and support the Canadian Cancer Society.

To donate online or to access the Society’s programs and services you can visit www.cancer.ca or call 902 566 4007. Together we can change cancer forever!

Bill Whelan

Chairman, Board of Directors

Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I.

 

Organizations: Canadian Cancer Society

Geographic location: P.E.I.

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