LCBO stores raise funds for Canadian Cancer Society
TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - During April, Ontarians can help in the fight
against cancer by dropping their spare change into coin boxes at LCBO stores
across the province. Proceeds will help the Canadian Cancer Society fund
important research and community services.
Coin boxes will be at LCBO checkout counters during Daffodil Month, the
Society's fundraising campaign when fresh daffodils are sold and volunteers
canvass door to door for donations.
During Daffodil Days from March 29 to April 1, fresh daffodils will be
sold outside LCBO stores. The cost of a bunch of daffodils is $6 or two
bunches for $10.
"We thank the employees and customers of LCBO for their support," says
Peter Goodhand, CEO, Ontario Division, Canadian Cancer Society. "It's thanks
to such support that we are able to make a difference in the lives of people
living with cancer."
In 2006, close to 26,000 Ontarians died of cancer and 57,200 were
diagnosed with the disease. Cancer incidence is expected to rise because of
the province's aging and growing population.
"We are pleased to partner with the Canadian Cancer Society," says LCBO
Chair Philip J. Olsson. "LCBO's customers have always responded generously to
worthy causes, and we thank them for providing a positive change in so many
The Canadian Cancer Society is one of 26 provincial and numerous local
charities that will benefit from the LCBO's province-wide donation box program
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of
volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and to enhance the quality of
life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer,
visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer
Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
For further information:
For further information: Christine Koserski, Canadian Cancer Society,
Ontario Division: (416) 488-5402, ext. 2305; Jacqueline Waldorf, Senior
Communications Consultant, LCBO Corporate Communications: Tel: (416) 864-6875,