Where Your Dollars Go
Funds raised through Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer support the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of Canadians living with cancer. When you make a gift to the Society, your money will help to:
The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. In 2010-11, we are funding almost $49 million in leading edge research project across the country for a broad range of projects across all types of cancers, including, breast, prostate, colorectal and lung. As the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, we are leading the way towards our goal: creating a world where no one has to be afraid of cancer.
Did you know?
- The number of new cancer cases will increase by approximately 60% over the next 20 years due to our aging and growing population.
- Cancer is the leading cause of premature death in Canada.
- During their lifetimes 39% of Canadian women and 45% of men will develop cancer.
- Nearly 1 of every 2 men is expected to develop cancer during his lifetime and slightly more than 1 of every 3 women will develop cancer during her lifetime. Approximately 1 out of every 4 Canadians will die from cancer.
Thanks to research, more people are surviving cancer with less severe treatment, and we’ve found more ways to prevent cancer and to detect it early. We need your support to continue to make these advances.
Please join together with your community and be a part of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. Together we can make a difference!