Are you ready to join the fight?

Feb 22, 2013

We invest for impact

As your best partner in the fight against cancer, we want you to be informed about how your donations make a difference. We believe donors should have access to meaningful information that enables them to make informed choices about where they would like to donate. In our commitment to transparency and accountability, we address one of the most commonly asked questions we receive.

Why should I donate to the Canadian Cancer Society?

The Canadian Cancer Society accomplishes more with your donations because of our reach, resources and experience. For more than 70 years, we have worked on many levels to fight back against cancer in communities across Canada – from helping patients, to empowering Canadians with trusted health information, to advocating on local, provincial and national levels, and by funding excellent research with international acclaim. With the support of volunteers, staff, donors and partners, we have more impact against more cancers in more communities than any other cancer charity in Canada.

Research is the Canadian Cancer Society’s single largest investment in the fight against cancer. As the primary supporter of Canadian cancer research, we have the opportunity to make the biggest impact. A 2010 study of the American Journal of Evaluation showed that Canadian researchers – a significant portion of which are funded by the Society – are making a bigger scientific impact than other researchers around the world.

Today, in large part due to our work and the support of our generous donors, over 62 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive compared with about 25 per cent in the 1940's. Thanks to our research, the treatment of cancer and the quality of life during treatment has dramatically improved in the last 30 years.

Our programs and services are offered free of charge, thanks to our thousands of cancer fighting volunteers and the generosity of the caring individuals who support the fight.

Our programs and services ensure no one facing cancer need face it alone.


 [PG(PO1]I changed this as it sounds like we are thanking the individuals who support our volunteers, not the programs. Do you think putting in “the fight” is OK?


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Eva Truong

Toronto, Ontario Canada

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