Our Commitment to Local & Global Community
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a registered, national, not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to funding Canadian breast cancer research into the detection, prevention, treatment and to ultimately find a cure for the disease that women fear most. A grassroots charity founded in 1991, they are a leading funder for breast cancer research “dedicated to raising funds for research across Canada to eradicate breast Cancer.”
…an estimated 23,400 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,100 will die from it.
…approximately 64 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day
…approximately 14 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every day
…1 in 9 women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (age 90) and 1 in 28 will die from it.
…it is expected that 190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 55 will die from it.
…Breast cancer death rates have declined in all ages combined and in every age group since the mid 1990s.
Source: Canadian Cancer Society / National Cancer Institute of Canada; Canadian Cancer Statistics 2010, Toronto, Canada
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure for this terrible disease.
Relay is fun, fulfilling, and your participation gives strength to our mission to eradicate cancer. Walk with us in this inspirational 12-hour overnight event as we come together and fight to make cancer history.