Cancer isn’t just one disease. It is more than 100 diseases, and each of these 100 types can be divided into several sub-types.
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country. No other organization does this.
CCS funds ground-breaking research, provides trusted information about cancer, offers programs and services to help people with cancer and their families cope, and advocates to governments for important social change and funding.
When you donate to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Spin For Life fundraising event, you’ll have the option to allocate your donation to any of three key programs.
Alberta Cancer Research
The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research and committed to funding the best cancer research in Canada. Donations to the Alberta Cancer Research Fund will support innovative and impactful cancer research conducted in Alberta, as determined by their rigorous expert review process.
COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Since the COVID-19 pandemic was announced by the World Health Organization, we have made several extraordinary decisions – none of which we ever expected. We have suspended our transportation services, closed our lodges and community offices, cancelled or postponed fundraising events, curtailed all in-person contact and laid off a third of our staff. At the same time, we have shifted our focus to delivering virtual and online services to the Canadians we serve, while we experience a serious decline in donations. Your help is needed now. During this unprecedented time, your generous support will ensure we can offer critical programs and services to those with cancer, to those who are quite vulnerable to the virus.
Clinical trials move research discoveries from the lab to people with cancer. Donations to this category will support clinical trials at more than 80 hospitals and cancer centres across the country. This includes the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Prostate Cancer Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton.
Wheels of Hope
CCS Wheels of Hope volunteer drivers help lessen the burden of travel to and from treatment for those with physical or financial challenges.