Canadian Cancer Society
The Make Cancer History Gala Ball is proudly celebrating its 26th anniversary of raising funds in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division. To mark this milestone event, we invite you to join in this collaborative fundraising effort in the fight of our lives the evening of October 22, 2011 at the Convention Centre, Main Floor Ballroom. As a community based organization of volunteers, all funds raised support the mission and vision of the organization.
At the Canadian Cancer Society, we fight for life. We fight by doing everything we can to prevent cancer. We fight by doing the best, most promising research, and we fight by supporting and improving the lives of Manitobans affected by cancer. We are making great strides – the number of Canadians who will survive a cancer diagnosis today has nearly doubled since the 1960s.
The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest non-government funder of cancer research in Canada. Last year alone approximately $50 million was invested in cancer research. The countries top researchers are working in the very best facilities searching for medical advances in all types of cancers. The Canadian Cancer Society is deeply committed to funding excellent research on all types of cancer.
As a leader in cancer control, the Canadian Cancer Society has other important work. We help people affected by cancer make informed decisions, by providing them with reliable information based strictly on evidence and research findings. Our peer support program helps to reduce anxiety that so often accompanies a cancer diagnosis by matching cancer patients with cancer survivors who provide emotional support.
The Canadian Cancer Society also fights to reduce cancer incidence by advocating for healthy public policy to reduce the burden of cancer. We lobby our government to increase investments in cancer prevention, to create affordable access to care and drugs for cancer patients and to create laws and policies needed to protect us from cancer.
By sponsoring the Make Cancer History Gala Ball your corporate contribution will assist us in achieving our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Please help us to continue to provide valuable services to support Manitobans.
You and your business can help us win the fight against cancer through your financial support or by attending the Make Cancer History Gala Ball – Saturday, October 22, 2011.For more information contact us at 1-888-532-6982 or visit www.cancer.ca.