Celebrating 20 Years of Giving with Giant Tiger!

By Cancer Foundation on December 1 / 2020

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Every year at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, we get to enjoy the company and good cheer of many donors, volunteers, and corporate partners as we prepare for the holiday season.

And while we aren’t able to be together in person this year, there are still many folks in the community doing all they can to share holiday spirit in our community…folks like the amazing staff at Giant Tiger, who have once again offered to match donor gifts to our Giving Tuesday campaign!

We are so excited to be partnering with Giant Tiger again this year, to help give hope to families who are facing cancer here in Ottawa. Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving taking place Tuesday, December 1, where donors and volunteers in communities around the world support the causes that matter most to them. All donations to our 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign will be matched up to $30,000 by Giant Tiger, to help our donors and supporters double their impact on local cancer care!

“As we approach the end of a very challenging year, it is incredible to know that we can continue to rely on Giant Tiger’s support and dedication towards helping those who are facing cancer here in Ottawa,” says the Cancer Foundation’s President and CEO, Michael Maidment. “Cancer patients and their families are currently dealing with the challenges of both cancer and the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s truly a gift to have an Ottawa-based company like Giant Tiger inspiring generosity in our community through this $30,000 gift match. We are grateful for this ongoing partnership and for the many ways Giant Tiger has supported the work of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation over the years.”

Since making their first gift in the year 2000, Giant Tiger has donated more than $376,000 to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation in support of local families who are facing cancer. Over the past twenty years, they have provided gift match opportunities to our donors, sponsored some of our events, and donated prizes to events like the Cardel Homes Lemonade Standemonium…in 2018, their staff even took over the Maplesoft-GumDocs Centre for Cancer Survivorship for an afternoon to decorate our space for the holidays!

The Giant Tiger and Cancer Foundation staff after decorating the Maplesoft-GumDocs Centre for Cancer Survivorship in 2018.

“Giant Tiger is proud to be a long-time supporter of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and twenty years is a testament to our commitment to the communities we call home,” says Cindy-Lynn Steele, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, Giant Tiger Stores Limited. “The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Cancer Coaching Program plays an important role during a family’s cancer journey. We are proud to be a Giving Tuesday partner and help even more community members access the resources they need to navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment.”

Funds raised in our Giving Tuesday campaign will go towards local cancer care programs like local research, clinical trials, and Cancer Coaching, which families in Ottawa have needed access to even more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

So thank you Giant Tiger for your ongoing support, and for your commitment to continue sharing hope during such a challenging year! We are grateful to work with such a generous organization to make an even bigger impact on local cancer care.


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