COVID-19 has affected us all, changing our world in unprecedented ways.
But for people across Canada living with cancer, the virus means they are among the most vulnerable in our communities since their compromised immune systems put them at a greater risk of more serious outcomes if they contract COVID-19. Their care and well-being is our highest priority; we want to support them and minimize the impact and duration of the pandemic.
We need your support – now more than ever – to help Canadians affected by cancer.
Please donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and support Canadians affected by cancer during COVID-19.
Only the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has a nation-wide support system that makes a real difference for people affected by cancer. Now more than ever our online and phone support programs are critical to the people we serve, providing information, reducing anxiety and limiting isolation:
- Our Cancer Information Service is a toll-free helpline to answer questions about cancer including where to get help in your community, emotional support services and information on how to cope with cancer.
- Online and phone-based peer support programs including CancerConnection.ca that gives those with cancer and their caregivers a place where they can share their experiences and build supportive relationships
- Trusted, easy to understand health information as well as a searchable database of community services on cancer.ca
Together we can ensure people who are living with cancer and who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19 get the answers and support they need to reduce anxiety, isolation, and help them cope.