Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation: Prairies/NWT
Creating a future without breast cancer.
What We Care About:
Health & Wellness
Skills and Expertise Needed:
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Established in 1986 by a dedicated group of volunteers, the Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for: -Relevant and innovative research, -Meaningful education and awareness programs, -Early diagnosis and effective treatment, and -A positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. Our fundraising – through our annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, special events, corporate sponsorship and donations – has enabled the Foundation to allocate millions of dollars in grants for breast cancer projects and services since our inception. Our investments are made with a strategic focus on the impact on the lives of those most affected by breast cancer, including improving women’s quality of life and increasing knowledge about breast cancer risk reduction and treatment. The Foundation supports high-quality research in all areas including education and prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and after-care supports. We direct additional dollars to the cause through work in the areas of health promotion, community engagement, volunteer development, and advocacy.
How To Get Involved With Us
In keeping with its grassroots beginnings, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation continues to benefit from the support of thousands of volunteers across the country. Volunteers are the backbone of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and they dedicate endless hours to help the Foundation in its work. Volunteers take on all kinds of roles: Board members and committee members; special event coordinators and assistants; grant review panelists; professional advisors; fundraisers; Run for the Cure volunteers, and administrative support. Specific volunteer opportunities are listed on our website but volunteers are also welcome to contact us directly to inquire how they might contribute their special skills.