The Port Stanley Polar Bear Dip, brought to you with the Port Stanley Firefighters Association, is back! Funds raised will support the programs and services Childcan provides to families and children who are coping with a diagnosis of childhood cancer.
Childcan is an incorporated, registered, community-based charity which has been supporting children and their families through childhood cancer since 1974. Located in London, Childcan serves children who have been diagnosed at Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, a tertiary care referral centre serving 550,000+ children from southwestern and northwestern Ontario.
Today, 10,000 Canadian children and their families are living with childhood cancer; over 4,000 of them are in Ontario. This year alone, there will be 1,700 Canadian children newly diagnosed and 20% of them will not survive. Two-thirds of the survivors will live with the long term side effects of their treatment.
Childcan's programs and services provide families with emotional, social and financial support for their most pressing needs: hospital parking passes and meal vouchers, individual financial assistance, support groups, family fun days, post-secondary bursaries, novel research and so much more.
Please visit www.childcan.com
for more information.