THE RIFLES FOOTBALL ORGANIZATION strives each year to make a difference in our community.by volunteering and supporting various organizations. In addition to Sam’s Christmas, Inclusion Winnipeg, Winnipeg Pride, we will also be supporting the Canadian Cancer Society this year. The Canadian Cancer Society works to benefit everyone in Manitoba living with cancer. They demonstrate every day that life is bigger than cancer.
Thanks to supporters, last year they were able to provide direct support to 180,758 Manitobans living with cancer and their families. For over 80 years they have led Canada’s research efforts investing more funds into more forms of cancer than any other charity. In Manitoba that has translated into 32 grants and awards worth over $5.3 million over the last 5 years sustaining the life-saving work of 112 researchers and grad students. They have also helped bring 43 different clinical trials to the province and provided $670,000 to help Manitoba cancer patients get access to the latest breakthroughs.
They have also supported community-based support programs to help reduce the stress of cancer. They are best known for Wheels of Hope transportation service, which provides cancer patients in over 150 communities in Manitoba with over 27,000, rides to and from treatment annually. They also support breast cancer patients who need a prosthesis\ after surgery or cancer patients who need wigs having gone through chemotherapy. The Peer Match program pairs people who have experience with cancer with someone who have just been diagnosed. These trained volunteers listen, offer encouragement and share ideas for coping.
They continue to be the most trusted source of cancer information and their web site allows anyone in Manitoba to go to cancer.ca, type in their city or town and find the nearest cancer-related service. The Community Services Locator is a directory of more than 4,000 services to help find emotional support programs, homecare and many other practical services cancer patients need.
With the number of new cancer cases expected to rise by over 40% by 2030 they need your help more than ever.
Please help the Rifles support Canadian Cancer Society. You can do this by a direct donation; at the opening game, or online and by spreading the word about the great work the Canadian Cancer Society does. Together we can continue to show the world that Manitoba is bigger than cancer.