Your credit union is the proud Provincial Event Sponsor of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life here on PEI. We proudly Relay for our friends, our families, our peers, and our communities.
Credit unions recognize the importance of this annual fundraiser which supports cancer research and provides services to families affected by cancer in our communities.One in three Canadians will develop cancer in their life – whether it’s a family member, friend or co-worker, it’s time to take action and fight back against this disease.
With those odds, it’s no surprise the impact that cancer has had on our staff firsthand. A number of our staff deal with the reality of cancer on a daily basis. Our sponsorship provides an opportunity to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Our commitment to the fight against cancer does not stop with a cheque presentation. We are proud to be involved at all levels of the event, from managing the financial side of bank nights, promoting the events, raising additional funds as a team, and of course, participating at the event itself. Since 2006, credit unions have raised and donated over $420,000 to the Relay For Life events across PEI, with more than half of that a direct result of staff fundraising activities. We are deeply rooted in all aspects of the Relay For Life and believe that together, we can change cancer forever.
This year, join your credit union and your community in the fight against cancer at the Relay For Life. To register a team, visit relayforlife.ca.
Fight Back: Eat Healthy
About one-third of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active and maintaining a healthy body weight.
The science is clear: it’s the overall pattern of living that’s important. You can lower your risk if you move more, stay lean and eat plenty of vegetables and fruit, as well as other plant foods such as whole grains and beans.
Learn more at www.cancer.ca
Fight Back: Get ActiveResearch shows that regular physical activity over your lifetime protects against colon cancer.
Physical activity is also one of the best ways to reach and sustain a health bodyweight. People who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for cancer of the breast, colon and rectum, esophagus, kidney, pancreas and uterus.
Learn more at cancer.ca
Fight Back: Get Screened
Screening tests help to find certain types of cancer before you begin to show symptoms. These are often symptoms that can be overlooked as you feel fine and live a healthy lifestyle. It is important to make getting screened apart of your regular medical care.
If you fall within a certain age group or population in Canada, you qualify for regular screening tests that are aimed to find breast, cervical and colorectal cancer in the early stages. Certain screening tests can be done to prevent cancer by targeting the changes in you
Learn more at cancer.ca/
Fight Back: Stop Smoking
The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the more you increase your risk of developing lung cancer. In Canada, it is estimated that smoking is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths and is related to more than 85% of lung cancer cases. But within ten years of quitting, an ex-smoker’s overall risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half. And your risk of cancers of the nasal cavity, mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, liver, kidney, pancreas, cervix, colon and rectum, acute myelogenous leukemia and some types of ovarian tumours, decreases.