Letter to the Editor: Make a difference for people impacted by cancer

Earlier in 2019, new data released by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) showed that around 63% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis compared to 55% in the early 1990s. This unprecedented improvement wouldn’t be possible without incredible advancements made in cancer research to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people living with and beyond cancer.

This holiday season as you reunite with family and friends, you have the power to influence the lives of those around you – lives of those close to you or in your community who’ve been impacted by cancer. I invite you to sign up for your local Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event to show those with cancer they’re not alone.

Relay For Life is an inspiring event that unites communities across Canada to show the people we love that life is bigger than their diagnosis. It celebrates those living with cancer, provides hope to those moving past it, and remembers and honours those we’ve lost to the disease.

Our vision to create a world where no one fears cancer is only achievable if we work with people united by the same goals. Together, we have made significant progress but there’s still so much more to be done and we need your help. With the support of hundreds of thousands of Canadians across the country, we are a force-for-life in the face of cancer.

Join us at Relay For Life in Maxville on June 5, 2020 and help us prove that together we are bigger than cancer. Register today at relayforlife.ca

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life team

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