The Canadian Cancer Society is seeking door to door canvassers this April to help the Society raise funds for the best in cancer research, prevention and support programs.
Invermere resident and Canadian Cancer Society volunteer Diana LeReverend remembers how the Canadian Cancer Society was there for her during her cancer journey.
Diana was diagnosed with a genetic form of cancer. She had no insurance, couldn’t work during recovery and faced travel expenses to Cranbrook and Calgary for treatments. Once approved for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Financial Support Program, Diana was reimbursed approximately $750 each month for travel and accommodation expenses incurred for cancer treatments.
“If I hadn’t received the financial support from CCS, I wouldn’t have been able to afford to go to Calgary for treatments,” she said.
The Door to Door Campaign raises money for the Financial Support Program and is vital community outreach, educating Invermere residents on available support services and how to access them.
Diana also accessed CancerConnections – a peer support program that matched her with someone who had the same type of cancer, knew what she was dealing with and had come out the other end herself.
Volunteers are the heart of the Canadian Cancer Society, and they’re asking Invermere residents to join the fight this April and donate some time to the Door to Door campaign. Locals with a few hours to spare this April can make a difference in the fight against cancer.
For more information, contact volunteer engagement coordinator Susan Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 1-800-656-6426.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national charity that was established in 1938, with the goal of preventing cancer, funding research and supporting people living with cancer. To join the fight, visit its website at fightback.ca or call its Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.