Our latest newsletter includes Michelle, our Executive Director, Shirley, our volunteer Communications Assistant and Jonathan, a bladder cancer patient!
Michelle Colero is Bladder Cancer Canada’s new Executive Director and has been with us since May this year, when she hit the ground running in her leadership efforts to guide the organization in our mission to raise awareness, support patients and fund research.
In this video, in the countryside near Michelle’s home in Prince Edward County, Michelle talks about this year’s Canada Walks for Bladder Canada, presented by Ferring Canada. “We need YOU to join us in our annual awareness walk,” says Michelle and it’s true!
Your support this year will help over 80,000 Canadians living with a bladder cancer diagnosis. According to Cancer Specific Stats for 2020, 12,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year.
“Waiting for and receiving a cancer diagnosis can be an extremely frightening and isolating experience,” says Michelle. “We want our bladder cancer community to know that we are there to support them every step of the way.”
Support services are extremely critical during this time and BCC offers several FREE services through our website including a discussion forum, a peer support program, online support groups, educational webinars, downloadable patient guidebooks and more. All these services are funded by the annual awareness walk and are available for free at www.bladdercancercanada.org.
We are always looking for new ways to share how we support patients, raise awareness and increase research to Canadians across the country. We know that 12,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year and that the earlier the diagnosis, the better the outcome. Please share this newsletter, direct people to our website or share our social sites with them. You could also consider making a small donation to BCC – we will use your donation in a responsible and transparent way. Funds are used to help patients directly, through support, awareness and research. As always, we genuinely appreciate your support for helping Canada be more #bladdercanceraware!
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