CEO, Canadian Cancer Society
Our understanding of cancer is improving every day. We have more effective prevention strategies, earlier detection tests, better treatments, and more support for people living with and beyond cancer. But there’s so much more to do. We know that one in two Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and the number of cancer cases is predicted to be 80% greater in 2030 than it was in 2005. We need to take control of cancer now.
In Canada, there are thousands of talented researchers and caring medical professionals. There are health advocates, educators, and volunteers who provide essential support and fundraise for cancer care from coast to coast. And there are donors to organizations like the Canadian Cancer Society and others — people who enable the progress to happen. This collective is united by one common belief: we can take control of cancer and help Canadians live their lives to the fullest.
We know from experience that when we bring together the intellect, commitment, and bold ideas from this collective, we can make incredible strides. We have a responsibility to take a leadership role, uniting together so that the most impactful work is benefitting the most people as quickly and effectively as possible. By working together, we can save and improve more lives. Together, we are stronger than cancer.