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PHARMASAVE IS A PROUD NATIONAL PARTER OF THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

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Published on April 09, 2019 with No Comments

In 2017, it was estimated that more than 206,000 Canadians were diagnosed with cancer. To show support for those living with the disease, Pharmasave will once again partner with the Canadian Cancer Society for the Daffodil Campaign.

 Held each spring, the Daffodil Campaign is the Canadian Cancer Society’s national fundraising initiative. From April 1 to 30, daffodil pins will be available at Pharmasave’s more than 680 locations across the country. Money raised will go towards funding ground-breaking research and support services for people affected by cancer. Through these services, the Canadian Cancer Society helped nearly 250,000 Canadians last year. “At the Canadian Cancer Society, we are committed to supporting and engaging people in communities across the country. We are a collective of people united by the same goals. This includes people with cancer, their families, friends and corporate partners, like Pharmasave,” said Carly Schur, National Director, Corporate Programs for the Canadian Cancer Society. “We simply couldn’t support work aimed at helping people live longer and improving the lives and experiences of those affected by cancer without all of these committed individuals and partner organizations.”

 Pharmasave has been a proud partner of the Canadian Cancer Society for several years and during this time has raised more than $420,000.

“From coast to coast, giving back to the community is a core value at Pharmasave,” said Carmen Churcott, Pharmasave National’s Chief Executive Officer. Each Pharmasave store operates independently to serve its individual community, providing programs and services tailored to meet the needs of their customers. “Pharmasave proudly supports what matters in communities because communities matter to Pharmasave,” said Churcott.

 Significant progress has been made against cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society says survival rates for childhood and breast and prostate cancers are at 83%, 87% and 95%, respectively. The charity also says the cancer survival rate for all cancers combined has increased from about 25% in the 1940s to approximately 60% today, thanks to investments in research, prevention, early detection and treatment. This April, Pharmasave encourages Canadians to make a donation and proudly wear a daffodil pin as a sign of their support for people living with cancer.

 

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