CCSN held a Legislative Reception December 11, 2019 at Queen’s Park, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP). The reception’s theme of WE are emPOWERED to fight cancer, was centred around the message that while cancer affects all of us, it disproportionately affects seniors, with nine out of ten cancer cases affecting individuals 50 years of age and older.
With the majority of Canadians who are affected by cancer being 50 years of age and older, the reception’s theme of We are emPOWERED to fight cancer – highlights the urgent and compelling needs of Ontarians with cancer, and brought together political representatives, cancer patients, and survivors from across the province.
It was a busy day at Queen’s Park, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and the Lung Association of Ontario had separate receptions at different times during the day – both organizations supported each other’s events.
Multiple cancer patient groups, CCSN partner organizations, survivors, patients, and caregivers were in attendance. The patient groups in attendance as CCSN’s event included:
After Breast Cancer, The Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Bladder Cancer Canada, The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network, The Canadian Cancer Society, The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Cancertainty – who works to have take-home cancer medications paid for in Ontario, GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada, Kidney Cancer Canada, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Ontario Chapter The Lung Association of Ontario, Lung Cancer Canada, The Melanoma Network of Canada, The Ontario Lymphedema Association, Pancreatic Cancer Canada, and The Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Brampton Chapter.