World Cancer Day


Today is designated World Cancer Day. I guess it goes without saying this has become more real to me lately. My wife Janet is a breast cancer survivor from the 1990s so we’ve been supporters for a long time. Today I got the following email from the Canadian Cancer Society. If you’d like to learn more, use the link at the end of this sentence.

Today is World Cancer Day — a day when we take a moment to honour everyone affected by cancer.

Whether you are living with a diagnosis, know someone who is or, like us, imagine a future where no one fears cancer, today is a day for us to join together and celebrate every moment and every memory we share with those we love.

Many of us have seen first hand that while cancer can change everything, it doesn’t have to define who you are. Because life is bigger than a diagnosis. Bigger than chemo. Bigger than the scars. Life is bigger than what you have. It’s about what you do and who you’re with. It’s about the memories that live on, even if the ones we love are no longer with us.

LIFE is bigger than cancer.

At CCS, we believe in the strength that comes from working together to achieve a common goal. That’s why this World Cancer Day we are especially pleased to have joined our operations with Prostate Cancer Canada to deepen our impact on research and support programs, and reduce duplication of efforts among cancer charities in Canada. Together with supporters like you, we can accomplish even more for Canadians affected by cancer.

From all of us at CCS, thank you for being a part of this growing and strong community of people committed to creating a future where no Canadian fears cancer.

To learn more about World Cancer Day or how to get involved, click here.

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