Making a Difference in Cancer Charities

Cancer research is a topic that I am very passionate about and have been for a very long time. I’ve been involved with the Canadian Cancer Society since 2017 but was a great supporter for cancer research long before that. My passion began when I started fundraising for my school’s annual Terry Fox run in elementary school, motivated by the fact that my mom had been diagnosed with cancer. My brother and I would ask family members for donations, and sometimes, I would go door-to-door to ask for donations from my neighbours. I’ve fundraised hundreds of dollars, possibly over a thousand, for cancer research up until now.

In grade 8, I signed up to volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, taking on opportunities in the annual Daffodil Campaign in April as well as one Neon Nights 5k run event. The Daffodil campaign is something I look forward to every April; my friend and I would volunteer over the weekend at a grocery store, selling daffodil pins for the Canadian Cancer Society. These experiences are always fun and interesting; we’ve met intriguing people and sometimes, we’ll see our friends and ask them for donations. It’s definitely an experience that everyone should try, whether it’s for the Canadian Cancer Society or for another charity! I’ve also brought the Daffodil campaign to my school in the past; in grade 8, I brought a box of daffodil pins provided by the organization to put in the office for staff and students to donate to. At the end of t