Canadian Cancer Trials Group Bulletins

Group Administrators Office

Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life

Relay for Life, the Canadian Cancer Society's (CCS) largest funding raising event, was held in Kingston on June 6. This year, the Canadian Cancer Trials Group Central Office formed a team, The Trialblazers, and was presented with the Gold Team Award as the highest fundraising team -- over $10,400!!!

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group has conducted almost 500 trials over its 35 years history. Among our achievements have been trials that have identified new treatments and improved outcomes for patients with breast, bowel, prostate, lung, brain cancers, leukemia and lymphoma. Throughout the years, it is been supported by a national program grant from CCS, the largest single grant within the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute's portfolio.

We also heard from a few of you who also participated in Relays across the country and around the world, including Meri-Jo Thompson from Ottawa who's mom, a cancer survivor and life-time Canadian Cancer Society volunteer, participated in a Relay for Life event in a small town in Northern Ontario and was asked to be the Honorary Chairperson.

Thank you to all of the generous donors who contributed to the Trialblazers. We are proud of our team's efforts to raise money for CCS and are grateful to the CCS for their continued support of Canadian Cancer Trials Group.