Canadian Cancer Society volunteers Dave Hesketh (left) Sarah Pruckl

Canadian Cancer Society volunteers Dave Hesketh (left) Sarah Pruckl

Campaign fights back

April is the month to “Fight Back” with the Canadian Cancer Society residential campaign.

“Fighting cancer is a matter of time, your time. When you volunteer as little as three or four hours during the month of April to the Canadian Cancer Society, you help save lives and support those living with cancer,” said Jackie George, residential campaign coordinator.

She’s so serious about making sure that there are enough canvassers for the area that she has been cold calling people and asking them to volunteer to do a route. While she has been pleasantly surprised at the response, there is still a need for volunteers.

“My goal is to have somebody knocking at every door in the area. Canvasser do it for a lot of reasons. Many want to help a cause that’s near and dear to them because they themselves have been touched by cancer or know someone who has. They find it rewarding and many come back each year if they can. We all want to fight back.”

There are routes available from Armstrong to Lake Country and Lumby to Westside. Canvassers can do the route of  20-25 homes by covering a few homes per evening throughout the month, or take part in a two-hour blitz night each Tuesday in April.

“Volunteering to canvas is a small gesture that makes an enormous difference,” said George.