CORNWALL — The Canadian Cancer Society is made up of inspiring people and their volunteers are at the heart of everything they do. The volunteers help to make a difference in the fight for life – including helping fund internationally recognized breakthroughs in cancer research to publishing cancer information that is the most current and credible in the country, to raising public awareness and providing much-needed services and support to individuals living with cancer in our community.
“It has been a privilege to work with so many incredible individuals from our community who contribute thousands of hours to making a difference in the fight against cancer.” said Allison St-Jean, Community Fundraising Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society in SDG & Prescott Russell.
Yesterday evening, the Canadian Cancer Society hosted a volunteer recognition event in Alexandria to recognize a team of individuals from our community who collectively have contributed thousands of hours to making a difference in the fight against cancer.
Throughout the evening, individuals were recognized for their various years of service and presented with certificates of recognition, including volunteer Cecile Flaro who received recognition for her 50 years of service with the organization. In addition, a number of groups and individuals received Community Impact awards for their efforts. Recipients included:
- Community Fundraising award- MSL Insurance (who recently hosted a golf tournament that raised over $20,000)
- Celebrating Courage award – Ivan Labelle (a three time cancer survivor who continues to inspire others with his story)
- Celebrating Community Services – Bernice Patterson (coordinator of the organization’s local wig salon)
- Celebrating Relay For Life team – Equipe Bazinet (2018 Relay For Life top team fundraisers)
- Celebrating Community Revenue – Sisters For Life (creators of the famous ladies night gala in Finch)
“In our organization, people are our greatest assets. The continued contributions of the time and talents of our volunteers is critical to our success. Our volunteers have a tremendous amount of energy and passion to contribute to creating a better future for others and to work tirelessly to help improve lives now.” concluded St-Jean.