Once again, it is my pleasure to acknowledge the ongoing, highly appreciated volunteerism of Penticton and area residents who canvassed their neighbourhood to support the programs and services provided by the Canadian Cancer Society. These canvassers are responsible for ensuring a wonderful gift from our community will provide support to cancer patients.
Generous area residents supported our annual Daffodil Residential (door-to-door) Campaign, opening their hearts and donating in excess of $36,000.
I am honoured to be able to extend the thanks of the Penticton Unit Office to those canvassers who return to us each year, to thank those canvassers who are new to us this year and to thank the donors who support us with their dollars.
In return, the society will continue to use funds to: fund Camp Goodtimes (a residential camp for children and youth with cancer diagnosis and their families); fund lodge accommodation for outpatient cancer treatment at the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge in Kelowna; and fund grants to scientists for their research projects in B.C. located at University of B.C., University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and the B.C. Cancer Agency.
The Canadian Cancer Society focuses on three pillars: research, support services to those on a cancer journey and to cancer prevention. Thank you to all who have helped to support these goals.
Jean Corrie, Co-Chairperson
Daffodil Residential Campaign