Yukon North Of Ordinary

News archive for December 18, 2012

Cancer society plans to close local office

The Yukon office of the Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon will close when its lease expires next year.

By Whitehorse Star on December 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

The Yukon office of the Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon will close when its lease expires next year.

The charity is making operational changes in the Yukon in response to challenging economic conditions and demands, it said in a statement today.

Effective May 31, 2013, the society will provide support programs and services to the Yukon through its division office in Vancouver.

The Yukon region office, located at 211 Wood St., will be closed when the lease expires at the end of May.

“This was a difficult decision that was based on unpredictable economic times and the need for our charity to live within its means,” said CEO Barb Kaminsky.

“We have made these changes to reduce administrative costs and maximize our ability to continue to provide leading cancer prevention initiatives, trusted information and compassionate support programs to Yukoners.”

The cancer society support services and programs will still be accessible for Yukon residents

Those include the Cancer Information Service, CancerConnection, Camp Goodtimes, the society’s lodges and Volunteer Driver Program when they are in the Lower Mainland receiving treatment.

The Smokers Helpline will also continue to operate through funding from the Yukon government.

The society’s Relay For Life — a 12- to 24-hour non-competitive, fundraising relay — will continue to take place in both Dawson City and Whitehorse.

The events give Yukon residents a venue to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back for a future without cancer.

“Cancer is not limited by geographic boundaries and neither are we,” said Kaminsky. “We may not have an office in Yukon but we are committed to providing Yukoners with the reliable and trusted service and support they expect from the Canadian Cancer Society.”

One part-time employee will continue to work within the Yukon region and will be supported by a team of volunteers as well as colleagues from B.C.

The regional manager for the Yukon, Tammie Hennigar, will be leaving her position in the New Year.

“We are incredibly grateful to Tammie for all her hard work and dedication to the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission in the Yukon,” said Kaminsky.

“She added tremendous value, and we wish her all the best.”

The society is committed to doing everything possible to ensure there is minimal disruption to service or support for Yukon residents facing a cancer journey.

People wanting to access services or with any questions are encouraged to call the society’s toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.

The society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Last year, the society funded more than $46 million in leading-edge research projects across the country.

Those wanting to know more about cancer can visit the society’s website at http://www.cancer.ca or call the toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.

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Chemo is good for you

Dec 19, 2012 at 5:14 am

If this organization cares so much about our health, then why can’t they answer this simple question. Why hasn’t H202 therapy been introduced in Canada? Why are they not lobbying for a cheap solution to eliminating cancer? Disease thrives in a low oxygen, high acidic environment. That my friends is a scientific fact. Oh wait, H202 can’t be patented. So there is no money in it. And everyone would be cured of cancer. Right, it has always been about money. Again, this story proves that fact to a point.

Go read this

“Peroxides are supposed to be bad for you. Free radicals and all that. But now we hear that hydrogen peroxide is good for us. Hydrogen peroxide will put extra oxygen in your blood. There’s no doubt about that. Hydrogen peroxide costs pennies. So if you can get oxygen into the blood cheaply and safely, maybe cancer (which doesn’t like oxygen), emphysema, AIDS, and many other terrible diseases can be treated effectively. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide rapidly relieves allergic reactions, influenza symptoms, and acute viral infections. No one expects to live forever. But we would all like to have a George Burns finish… “


Don't get sick!

Dec 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

Wow! I have never, ever lost so many people I knew in such a short time to cancer. Not including the ones that are fighting it at the moment in a small community of 400. Makes me wonder what is the policies of our health department when it comes to handling cancer patients.

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