Dry Feb Impact
Fund life-saving research
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 everyone 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, CCS is transforming the future of cancer forever by funding life-saving research and making life better today by powering a compassionate, nationwide support system.
Did you know?
Drinking any type of alcohol increases your risk of at least 9 different types of 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.
CCS sets itself apart from other cancer charities by taking a comprehensive approach against cancer.
How CCS helped last year:
Provided a space for community and connection to more than 273,000 people affected by cancer through our online community, CancerConnection.ca and parlonscancer.ca.
Helped more than 6,800 people get to and from cancer-related medical appointments through our Wheels of Hope transportation program.
Answered over 30,000 questions about cancer from Canadians seeking cancer information, resources and assistance through our Cancer Information Helpline.
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 championed 29 policy changes to help prevent cancer and improve lives.
Funded $50 million in cancer research and innovation, including:
- $35.8 million to enhance treatment and quality of life.
- $25.7 million to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- $3 million for cancer prevention research.
- $5.9 million to improve early diagnosis.
- $13.6 million to enable over 131 clinical trials to test new strategies to treat and prevent cancer.
- $1.6 million to advance equitable and timely access to cancer prevention and care.