Ideas for Experiential Opportunities:
- Speaking on behalf of a cancer-related not for profit organization
- Volunteering to be on a Committee such as the BHCRI Training Committee
- In the case of Postdoctoral Fellows, volunteering to be part of a Scientific Review Committee
- Volunteering to raise funds for a cancer-related not for profit i.e. GivetoLive, Molly Appeal, Terry Fox Foundation, Relay for Life, etc.
- Any cancer-related volunteer work
- Volunteering through the IWK with children in the cancer ward. This involves an application through the IWK to be accepted for the program.
This is not intended to take up a lot of time but is a way to give back. For trainees with children, participating in a fundraising activity like the Terry Fox Run would be a great way to help without time away from family.
Some suggested events or groups to support are:
Bum Run for Cancer: https://www.bumrun.com/
CIBC Run for the Cure: http://cibcrunforthecure.supportcbcf.com
Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society: http://www.craigscause.ca/
Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Molly Appeal (cancer): https://dmrf.ca/molly-appeal/
GivetoLive (cancer related event): https://www.givetolive.ca/
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: https://www.lls.org/
Ovarian Cancer Canada: www.ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca
Prostate Cancer Canada:http://www.prostatecancer.ca/
Telus Ride for Dad: http://www.ridefordad.ca/
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life: www.cancer.ca
The QEII Foundation Ride for Cancer: http://qe2foundation.ca/events/YourRideForCancer
The Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon Weekend (cancer related charity): http://bluenosemarathon.com/
The Terry Fox Run: www.terryfox.org
If you know of other cancer-related events to add to the list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org