Join me as a Cancer Champion

By Cancer Foundation on December 7 / 2016

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Dr. Hartley Stern – Chair, Cancer Champions Campaign

If you’re one of the many of us who’ve been personally touched by cancer, you know a cancer diagnosis can be devastating. The fear and anxiety can be overwhelming.

I, too, have seen how challenging cancer is for both patients and their families. I’ve been caring for patients for over 30 years, early on as a surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital and later as CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre.

But there’s good news. Thanks to the support of local donors, how we treat cancer and care for those who are affected is changing rapidly. Research and clinical trials are leading to new and more effective treatments. And unique services like Cancer Coaching address the needs of those affected by cancer in very personalized ways.

That’s why I chose to support the Cancer Champions Campaign as chair: because I believe the Cancer Foundation is uniquely positioned to address cancer care in our community.

We’ve reached 50% of the $20 million we need to ensure we have the best cancer care available for our loved ones. That’s something to celebrate!

And I’m hoping you’ll help us reach 100%. Because when cancer hits close to home, I want our cancer care community to give your loved ones the best care.

I want to see more cancer patients, survivors and their families take back control of their lives and improve their quality of life because we have the funds to expand Cancer Coaching.

I want to see more people surviving cancer because we have the financial support to fund promising research and the latest clinical trials right here in our community.

I want to see hope in the eyes of loved ones because they see a future in which people no longer die from cancer.

And with your help, that future is possible. Your gifts, both big and small, can transform cancer care in our community.

If you’re interested in playing a larger role in the Cancer Champions Campaign, I invite you to contact John Ouellette at (613) 247-3527 ext. 227 or at johno@ottawacancer.ca.

I thank you for your generosity, and I wish you and your loved ones the very best for the New Year.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Hartley Stern

Chair, Cancer Champions Campaign

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