North Okanagan residents are needed to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
With daffodil month just around the corner, door-to-door canvassers are needed this April to help the Canadian Cancer Society raise funds for cancer research, prevention and support programs.
Lending her time and skills is something Wendy Stewart, Vernon resident and Canadian Cancer Society unit president, gets excited about.
“As a volunteer, I give – and it’s from the heart. When I knock on my neighbours’ doors, it’s not just about asking for donations. It’s about sharing stories,” said Stewart.
Stewart has been canvassing in her neighbourhood for many years, and acted as zone captain for two of them.
“I get excited about people working with people; about getting out in my community and meeting my neighbours face to face. Being a canvasser with the society is a way to do good things and make personal connections.”
Having canvassed during her teenage years alongside her mother for the Red Feather (better known today as United Way), Stewart enjoys carrying on the legacy of volunteerism.
“Spending a few hours of family time on a fine spring evening to say hello to your neighbours is also a way to teach important community values to your children; to pass on the legacy of volunteerism and giving back to the community.”
If you have a few hours to spare this April and want to make a difference in the fight against cancer, sign up at www.cancer.ca or call 1-888-939-3333.