Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan Launched To Support Cancer Care
Regina, SK. – Today, a new era of providing support for cancer care has begun with the launch of the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan (Foundation). The new organization is the independent, fundraising partner of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (Agency).
The Agency has accepted donations and issued tax receipts but there has never been a foundation dedicated to raising money on their behalf, until today. The rest of western Canada has had foundations specific to their cancer agencies for 20, 30 and 50 years.
“This province is known for its generosity and helping others in times of need,” said Nora Yeates, CEO of the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan. “Cancer is a disease that has touched the lives of people everywhere and I believe that with the help of our donors, we will be stronger together and can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones.”
The Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan is dedicated to making a difference, through funding, in the areas of early detection and cancer treatment, prevention programs, research and comfort and care items. 100 percent of funds raised stay in Saskatchewan.
“Having an arms-length charitable foundation will enhance the opportunities people have to participate in our work in cancer control,” said Dr. Jon Tonita, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. “We look forward to working closely with the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan to better align donations to the priorities we have for care, prevention, research and screening.”
As of January 1, 2019, the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan became the official fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and charitable tax receipts will be issued from the Foundation.
Information about the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan can be found by visiting www.cancerfoundationsask.ca. You can find the Foundation on social media: Facebook: @cancerfoundationsaskatchewan, Twitter: @cancerfdnsask, and Instagram: @cancerfdnsask.