Karen and Janice, educators for CPCS.Photo credit: CPCS Facebook Page.
Central Plains Cancer Care Services celebrates 10 years and remains a pillar of the community with programs such as Kids Can Cope and the Hearts of Hope. This year, Kids Can Cope is partnering with Touch of Equine to offer a 6-week learning program for children affected by cancer. CPCS also offers assistance to those who need to travel for treatments at an affordable cost. In 2016, over 1000 rides were given to and from cancer treatments by over 160 volunteers. Volunteers are also integral in their many fundraising events throughout the fundraising season, including the Spirit of Spring Fashion Show and the Central Plains Challenge Walk and Run.This year, CPCS' fundraising goal is $50,000 for the Walk on Saturday.
The Kids Can Cope Program partnering with Touch of Equine. Photo Credit: CPCS Facebook Page
Retired nurse and volunteer educator with Central Plains Cancer Care Services, Janice Telford will walk alongside those affected with cancer on Saturday. Janice and her colleague Karen teach children about sun safety, nutrition and living smoke-free. She spreads awareness about cancer care services offered throughout over 70 communities in rural Manitoba.
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Rain or shine, support CPCS by walking or running Saturday in the 10th anniversary of the Central Plains Challenge Walk & Run. Check-in starts at 8 am with runners departing at 9:45 and walkers leaving at 10. Everyone is invited to their BBQ at MNP from 11-1. You can get a purple streak or participate in one of the many auctions as well!
Some of the visuals from Living Smoke-Free Presentation:
Two Pig lungs, cancerous and healthy.
This is how much tar is found in your lungs after one year of smoking a pack per day.