October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to join together to support those fighting the disease, and raise awareness. In Canada, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. One in eight women are expected to develop breast cancer during their lifetime, and one in 31 will die from it.
This disease touches the lives of so many people, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity to make a donation to one of the great Canadian charities that work tirelessly for a cancer free future. Here are a few of the cancer charities you can support using CHIMP:
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national organization of volunteers. Their goal is to eradicate cancer as well as enhance the quality of life for those living with cancer. The society funds cancer research, and give support to those living with cancer in Canada.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation have a mission to conquer cancer in our lifetime. They fundraise to deliver breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
BC Cancer Foundation
The BC Cancer Foundation is the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency, and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the province. They enable donors to make contributions to cancer research that will improve care for patients. They hope to achieve a world free from cancer by connecting philanthropy and research.
Alberta Cancer Foundation
The Alberta Cancer Foundation has a mission to make Alberta the leader in cancer prevention research and care, and they have a vision of a cancer-free future. They provide funds for cancer research and for the treatment and care of cancer patients within Alberta.
Cancer Research Society
The Cancer Research Society’s sole mission is to fund cancer research and contribute to scientific advancements aimed at preventing, detecting and treating the disease.
We’d love to hear from you – get in touch and let us know what you are doing to support #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth