Canadian Cancer Society seeks canvassers for coming campaign

If you want to make a difference in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society needs you.

  • Mar. 21, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Susan Moore

If you want to make a difference in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society needs you. With Daffodil Month just around the corner, Door to Door canvassers are needed this April to help the Society raise funds for the best in cancer research, prevention and support programs.

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and for some who have needed support, a great way to give back to the Canadian Cancer Society. Cranbrook resident Lori Konkin had no idea that she would be able to get support when her mother was diagnosed with Cancer on December 31, 2008.

“It was nice to know there were people out there who had been through the same thing,” Lori said. “This was my first experience and it happened so quick, it was overwhelming and it was nice to know there was support.”

Lori’s mother had an inoperable form of cancer and for Lori, the support she received at the Canadian Cancer Society went beyond the Financial Support Program.

“I came to the office and talked to someone about financial support which was a huge relief,” she said. “Her meds changed so often, it meant so much to keep her comfortable. I was waiting while paperwork was being filed; there were papers that needed filing in the office and I spent half an hour stuffing envelopes. That was a nice break from what else was going on in my life.”

Today, Lori is the new Volunteer Chair for the 2013 Door to Door Campaign.

The Society is asking Cranbrook residents to join the fight this April and donate some time to the Door to Door campaign.

Volunteers are the heart of the Canadian Cancer Society. If you have a few hours to spare this April and want to make a difference in the fight against cancer, sign up as a Door to Door canvasser today.

 

For more information, please contact: Susan Moore, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.

Sirvolunteers@bc.cancer.ca

800-656-6426