The Canadian Cancer Society wants to extend its gratitude for the continued support from the community in its quest to save more lives in the fight against cancer.
As well, as a huge thank you to our local hockey heros, the Langley Rivermen who once again participated and showed their commitment to Women's Health with their Pink in the Rink event on Friday, Oct. 19.
Cancer remains the leading cause of premature death in Canada, and two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. For these reasons, cancer prevention is a priority of the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Women's Health Initiative was designed to encourage women to get a game plan by committing to do just one thing to reduce their risk of cancer.
The focus is to have people commit to making changes in three areas:
1. Live Well - You can reduce your cancer risk by making healthy choices every day.
2. Be Aware - You can help detect cancer early by getting screened and knowing your body.
3. Get Involved - You can fight for change in your community to help reduce cancer risks.
With the continued support from organizations like the Langley Rivermen, the Canadian Cancer Society is able to fund life-saving research; caring support programs for people living with cancer and their loved ones and strategies to prevent cancer before it starts.
On behalf of the Fraser Valley regional volunteers, and staff, thank you for getting involved and helping us continue to share our health promotion message to live well, be aware, and get involved.
Ann Marie Walsh, Canadian Cancer Society, Fraser Valley Region