April is Cancer Awareness Month

Canadian Cancer Society
April is Cancer awareness month. Daffodil Month is the Cancer Society’s signature fundraising initiative held annually in April during Cancer Awarness Month and inspires people to rally together to improve the cancer experience and help people with cancer live longer, fuller lives. Unfortunately, we have all been touched in some way by this terrible disease. The Canadian Cancer Society funds research on all types of cancer, offers information on cancer, treatment and risk reduction, and provides amazing support for those suffering with cancer as well as family members and friends. Canvassers will be asking for our support and many organizations and individuals host events for this great cause.
Many of us remember the Celebrate Life Fashion Show to honor Cancer Survivors held for several years and attended by many. Marie Anderson of Nina Marie's Boutique started the Celebrate Life Fashion Show to honor her mother's fight with breast cancer. All the models for the show were Cancer Survivors and as each model shared his or her personal cancer journey; the evening became much more than just a Fashion Show but a touching and inspiring evening of Hope This is just one of the many events that have taken place in the past in our great community. There are many happening this month for this great cause. Our own Chatham Hospice has offered so many in our community such comfort for those suffering and for their loved ones in their last days. If you have ever had anyone stay there or visited, you know what a remarkable place it is and how fortunate we are to have it here in Chatham-Kent.
Just one of the great programs available for breast cancer survivors to participate in is the Breast Buddies Dragon Boat Team for Chatham-Kent. I posted an article on this most rewarding program a few years ago. I knew nothing about it and was very impressed with the family like comradery among the team members and the accolades of the members for its awesome support. The team competes across the country 4 times each year. Chatham-Kent has many worthwhile causes but the Canadian Cancer Society is one that is unfortunately through exposure in one way or another, close to many of our hearts. Give generously. Chatham-Kent is the affordable giving community. It is the ideal location to live, work, raise a family, relocate to or visit. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs and visit my website for Chatham-Kent events and Happenings and Choice Properties for Sale.