Safety tips reassure potential donors



    VANCOUVER, March 24 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon
Division is determined to help homeowners make informed decisions about
door-to-door canvassers on their doorstep in April.
    The Society has a few tips to help potential donors identify legitimate
canvassers raising funds for cancer research, prevention, and support
programs.
    Volunteer Canadian Cancer Society canvassers can all be distinguished by
the following unmistakable items they carry:

    
    -   Materials printed with the Society's yellow and blue daffodil logo;
    -   A bright, blue lanyard worn around their neck that features the words
        "Canadian Cancer Society"; and
    -   A rectangular I.D. tag, 4" x 3" that hangs from the lace which says
        "Official Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society" with the yellow and
        blue daffodil logo on the top left corner.

    Would-be donors are advised to consider the following additional safety
measures:

    -   I.D. tags are easy to slip through the mail slot for residents who
        want to verify volunteer canvasser information before opening the
        door;
    -   residents can ask canvassers to wait while they phone the local
        Canadian Cancer Society office for verification of volunteers in the
        neighbourhood;
    -   A receipt is immediately provided after every donation and features
        the Society's name, charitable tax receipt number, and the yellow and
        blue daffodil logo; and
    -   Those who prefer to not open the door can ask volunteers to place a
        "Dear Neighbour" donation envelope in the mail slot.
    

    Founded in 1938, the Canadian Cancer Society is a national,
community-based organization that seeks to eradicate cancer and improve the
quality of life of people living with cancer. The Society provides valuable
cancer information services, funds research and educates Canadians on cancer
risks. In British Columbia and the Yukon, it has funded $19 million in
B.C.-based research over the last five years and recently established the
Canadian Cancer Society Chair in the Primary Prevention of Cancer at UBC.





For further information:

For further information: Marcelo Dominguez, Manager, Media Relations,
Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon Division, T: (604) 675-7340, C: (778)
686-1300, E: mdominguez@bc.cancer.ca

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