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Canadian Cancer Society thanks those who continue to volunteer during COVID-19 pandemic

Message to the community comes as non-profits, organizations honour National Volunteer Week from April 18 to 24
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NEWS RELEASE
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
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National Volunteer Week is taking place from April 18 to 24. At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), we know that volunteering builds a community’s resiliency by showing residents how much that community cares about different causes.

We would like to thank all of the dedicated volunteers in Sault Ste. Marie and its surrounding areas for your inspiring support of the causes that mean the most to you.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an undeniable impact on our resources and is in part the reason why we had to close certain offices. We recognize that these offices were a place to connect for dedicated staff, volunteers and community members and we are grateful for the tremendous work that took place out of this space.

Volunteers strengthen communities, lift others up, and take care of vulnerable people.

We are especially grateful for the volunteers who have helped build a solid foundation for the CCS’s work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. You have allowed us to continue funding research, supporting people with cancer, and advocating on behalf of all Canadians.

Whether you gave your time prior to the pandemic, or you've helped with our virtual events, programs or activities in the last year, we thank you. You have stood by us as we work to create change for the nearly one in two Canadians who will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.

So much has changed in the last year, both for CCS and society as a whole. But what stays the same is our appreciation for you, the people who make our mission possible. Thank you sincerely for all of your support.

Mia Gardiner Director,
Volunteer Experience Canadian Cancer Society

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