Volunteers make a big difference

This year, National Volunteer Week takes place from April 19 to 25, and the Canadian Cancer Society would like to take this opportunity to give volunteers a heartfelt thank you for saying “I will” and dedicating their time and energy to the fight against cancer.

This year, National Volunteer Week takes place from April 19 to 25, and the Canadian Cancer Society would like to take this opportunity to give volunteers a heartfelt thank you for saying “I will” and dedicating their time and energy to the fight against cancer.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Canadian Cancer Society and, without their dedication, energy and tireless efforts, we would not be able to meet our goals of working towards eradicating cancer and enhancing the quality of life of people living with cancer.

The current economic situation has highlighted just how important volunteers are in the community of Red Deer and during these tough times, the society would particularly like thank each and every one of its 600 dedicated volunteers who have committed themselves to the cause.

Society volunteers are working in all capacities across Alberta and the Northwest Territories to help ease the burden of cancer.

Their volunteering efforts include fundraising, advocating for healthy public policies, raising funds for the best cancer research, taking part in support programs for people living with cancer, and providing administrative support in our local offices.

How our volunteers are helping people in your community:

• We have 28 peer support volunteers and a number of cancer support groups available to residents of Red Deer and area communities.

• Alberta and the Northwest Territories are home to over 6,000 volunteers who have said “I will” and joined the fight against cancer.

Together, with our volunteers, we’re making cancer history.

Sharon Butler

Volunteer Resources Co-ordinator

Canadian Cancer Society – Red Deer