Dry Feb Impact
Nearly half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. When you participate in Dry Feb, and raise money from friends and family, your donations will help the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) fund life-saving research and a nationwide support system for anyone affected by cancer.
How the Canadian Cancer Society helps
Thanks to support of donors like you, today about 64% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis, up from 55% in the early 1990s.
Together with the community, the CCS is transforming the future of cancer forever by funding life-saving research and making life better today by powering a nationwide support system.
Did you know?
Drinking any type of alcohol increases your risk of at least 9 different types cancer. Unfortunately, over 40% of Canadians are not aware that alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer.
The sobering news is that any type or amount of alcohol increases your cancer risk. If more Canadians limit their alcohol intake, we could prevent about 44,300 cancer cases by 2042.
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports all people with all cancers in communities across the country.
How CCS helped last year:
We provided a space for community and connection to over 320,000 people affected by cancer through our online community, CancerConnection.ca and parlonscancer.ca.
We helped nearly 4,300 people get to and from cancer-related medical appointments through our Wheels of Hope transportation program.
We answered over 34,000 questions about cancer from Canadians seeking cancer information, resources and assistance through our Cancer Information Helpline.
We helped over 3,300, people build wellness and resilience by providing breast accessories, wigs and headwear so people facing cancer could feel more comfortable and confident.
We impacted over 8.7M people in Canada through CCS-driven policy changes that shape a healthier society.
We funded $44.3 million in life-saving cancer research, including:
- $25.7 million to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment
- $2.9 million for cancer prevention
- $3.3 million for screening and early detection
- $11 million to enable over 150 clinical trials to test new strategies to treat and prevent cancer
- $5.5 million to enhance quality of life, including survivorship and supportive care