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  • How we can help - Canadian Cancer Society
    Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance What is cancer If you re a caregiver Helping someone with cancer Advanced cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services How we can help How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Travel and accommodations Support groups Patient Care Kit Hospice palliative care resources This was the hardest struggle I have ever faced on a physical and emotional level Read Tim s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life Trusted online community of support Cancerconnection ca provides a trusted online community for cancer patients their family and friends Learn More How we can help If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer you ll have many questions

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/how-we-can-help/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Talk to an information specialist - Canadian Cancer Society
    a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance What is cancer If you re a caregiver Helping someone with cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Talk to an information specialist How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Travel and accommodations Support groups Patient Care Kit Hospice palliative care resources Killing cancer cells with designer viruses Read more Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life We fund research The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada Learn More Talk to an information specialist We re here to help Contact us

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/talk-to-an-information-specialist/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Talk to someone who's been there - Canadian Cancer Society
    a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance What is cancer If you re a caregiver Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Talk to someone who s been there How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Travel and accommodations Support groups Patient Care Kit Hospice palliative care resources I made a pledge that nothing would ever break the bond I shared with my new son Read Amanda s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life Volunteers provide comfort and kindness Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment Learn More Talk to someone who s been there When a person is diagnosed with cancer they and their loved ones may feel like their world has turned upside down We know that talking to others who ve gone through a similar experience is comforting Our free Peer Support Service connects people living with cancer with trained volunteers who listen provide hope offer encouragement and share ideas for coping all from their unique perspective as someone who s been there You can also contact us at 1 888 939 3333 or info cis cancer ca How can this help me Many people who have used this service say it helped them get a better understanding of what to expect throughout their or their loved one s cancer experience making them feel more hopeful and less anxious It helped them cope What can I expect Peer support is provided over the telephone This confidential service is tailored to your needs and preferences We match you with a volunteer based on a number of factors including cancer type sex language and lifestyle How do I sign up The service is easy to access throughout Canada

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/talk-to-someone-who-has-been-there/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • CancerConnection.ca online community - Canadian Cancer Society
    Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Connect with our online community Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance What is cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Connect with our online community How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Travel and accommodations Support groups Patient Care Kit Hospice palliative care resources It makes you feel like you re getting back to normal You just get to be a normal kid at camp Read Simran s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life 1 700 people with cancer participated in clinical trials funded by the Society Learn More CancerConnection ca online community A cancer diagnosis can make you feel alone and raise many questions and concerns For family and friends caregiving can be a lonely and exhausting experience Our online community CancerConnection ca helps

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/connect-with-our-online-community/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Community Services Locator - Canadian Cancer Society
    detection and screening Finding cancer early Screening Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Community Services Locator Connect with our online community Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Cancer statistics at a glance Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Community Services Locator How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Travel and accommodations Support groups Patient Care Kit Hospice palliative care resources I was just so relieved after a volunteer took me to my first radiation appointment I knew it was all going to work out after that Read Paula s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/find-services-in-your-area/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Quit Smoking - Canadian Cancer Society
    Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Quit smoking Community Services Locator Connect with our online community Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Quit smoking How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Travel and accommodations Support groups Patient Care Kit Hospice palliative care resources Support from the Society has sustained my research program over the years Read Michel s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/quit-smoking/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Wigs and hair donations - Canadian Cancer Society
    Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Wigs and hair donations Quit smoking Community Services Locator Connect with our online community Talk to someone who s been there Talk to an information specialist How we can help Cancer research How to reduce cancer risk What is a risk factor Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Support services Support and services Wigs and hair donations How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Travel and accommodations Support groups Patient Care Kit Hospice palliative care resources Without The Lodge the financial strain would have been too much to bear while fighting cancer Read Karen s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life Advocating for cancer patients Our staff and volunteers meet with elected officials from local provincial and national governments to persuade them to make the fight against cancer one of their top priorities Learn More Wigs and hair donations We help people living with cancer find wigs when they lose their hair as a result of cancer treatment Procter Gamble Canada in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society launched the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign in 2007 Our partnership encourages Canadians to donate their hair to create real hair wigs for people who are undergoing cancer treatment Pantene Beautiful Lengths accepts hair donations then creates ships and donates real hair wigs to Canadian Cancer Society wig banks across Canada There is no cost to the Society or to the individuals who receive these wigs Please consider sending your hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths as a meaningful way to support someone on a cancer journey How to donate your hair If you re thinking about donating your hair here s how it works For all hair donations Hair must be clean dry and not swept off the floor Hair must be a minimum length based on the requirements of the hair donation program In most cases hair should not be chemically treated bleach colour or perm Hair should be bundled

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/hair-donations/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Financial help - Alberta - Canadian Cancer Society
    are here Support services Support and services Financial help How we can help Talk to an information specialist Talk to someone who s been there Connect with our online community Community Services Locator Quit smoking Wigs and hair donations Financial help Transportation Travel and accommodations Support groups Patient Care Kit Hospice palliative care resources It makes you feel like you re getting back to normal You just get to be a normal kid at camp Read Simran s story Links to help you Talking about cancer If you re a caregiver Working with your healthcare team Treatment Clinical trials we are funding Cancer myths and controversies Use your cancer experience to help others Canadian Cancer Statistics publication Relay For Life How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More Financial help The Financial Assistance Program gives support to people in financial need for transportation and accommodation when travelling to and from treatment at cancer treatment facilities in Alberta The amount of financial support available depends on household income distance from the cancer centre where treatment will be received additional medical expenses extenuating circumstances You must demonstrate financial need for the program based on an assessment of means during the application process A situational assessment will be conducted taking into account factors affecting current financial status including net income number of dependents travel distance and extenuating circumstances If you wish you may apply a portion of your approved assistance to expenses incurred by a caregiver up to the maximum assistance amount This program has limited resources and may not cover total costs However we make every effort to relieve the financial hardship that may be associated with travelling to treatment centres What you need to know The Financial Assistance Program is not available to people who are eligible for or receiving assistance through other organizations or government programs such as AISH If you are eligible for those services contact the appropriate provincial or federal government agencies This program is funded entirely through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT Division from people who wish to help others during their cancer journey How to apply 1 Print and fill out the application form 2 Attach income and treatment schedule verification 3 Send the completed application to your local Canadian Cancer Society office as indicated on the first page of the form Compassionate Financial Assistance Program For end of life costs the Compassionate Financial Assistance Program provides modest support to those who have been diagnosed as palliative and have exhausted all other means of financial support For more information on the Compassionate Financial Assistance Program contact your local Canadian Cancer Society Office Alberta resources Alberta seniors benefit The Alberta Seniors Benefit program is an income based program that provides a monthly cash benefit and determines Alberta Health Insurance premium exemptions for eligible seniors Special needs assistance for seniors

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/financial-help-ab/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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