Spot cancer canvassers with ease this April



    VANCOUVER, March 22 /CNW/ - Canadian Cancer Society has put several
safety measures in place to make it easy for the public to recognize its
volunteer door-to-door canvassers in local communities this April.
    More than 12,000 volunteers of all ages from Dawson City, Y.T. to Delta,
B.C. will walk a block or two for cancer and help raise funds and awareness
for research, prevention, and support programs during the Society's 'Daffodil
Month.'
    "We want to minimize any confusion by prospective donors and ensure the
spring cancer awareness and fundraising campaign we've hosted across Canada
since the 1940's again goes smoothly," said Barbara Kaminsky, CEO for the
Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon Division.

    
    Volunteer canvassers will have several unmistakable items to help
distinguish them, which include:
        -  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.

    Additional safety measures:
        -  I.D. tags are easy to slip through the mail slot for residents who
           want to verify volunteer canvasser information;
        -  Alternatively, the local Canadian Cancer Society office can
           confirm the name of volunteer canvassers 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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