Did you know that the latest cancer statistics tell us that 187,600 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013. These stats mean that almost half of all Canadians, 41% of females and 46% of males, will develop cancer in their lifetime and a quarter of all Canadians are expected to die of the disease.
Because of these high incidence rates, almost everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer.
Wellspring Chinquacousy Cancer Support Centre in the Region of Peel provides hope to people living with cancer in our community and ensures that no one has to face cancer alone. The Centre helps by providing social, emotional, psychological and informational support to individuals and their families.
Today at the Town of Caledon we proclaimed the month of October 2013 as “Pink Hair Dare Month” to recognize the tremendous work of that the Wellspring Chinguacousy Cancer Support Centre provides for our community.
Pictured above a Pink Hair Dare month volunteer places a pink hair extension in Councillor Foley’s hair as a thank you for a donation to Wellspring Chinguacousy