Guardian Angel 2021: An Enduring Bond – Thirty years of strength, grace, and hope
For three decades, the Guardian Angels and their supporters have enriched the lives of women affected by cancer. We hope you will offer your support this year in commemoration of this milestone anniversary.
Ten women each day in our province continue to receive the life-altering news they have cancer. The need for your help for these special women remains as strong today as it was thirty years ago. Your support will help provide each of them with many more tomorrows with their cherished family and friends.
Guardian Angel 2021: An Enduring Bond will highlight 30 years of progress in women’s cancers and the impact the Guardian Angels have had on Manitoba women. Pearls are a symbolic gift representing beauty from within and the special bond of a 30-year relationship. Throughout the month of October, we will share “pearls of wisdom” with you – tidbits from the Guardian Angels’ history.
A mini documentary showcasing what your support has helped accomplish over these past three decades will be released in October. You will hear firsthand from women who have benefitted from donor generosity as well as from the dedicated CancerCare Manitoba team about the research discoveries and improved outcomes your support has made possible.
How your donation helps women’s cancers:
- This year 3,500 women in Manitoba will hear the words “you have cancer”.
- The primary forms of cancer affecting women are lung, colorectal, breast and uterine cancer.
- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. Manitoba has one of the best lung cancer survival rates in the world.
- Colorectal cancer affects both men and women and is the second-leading cause of cancer death. When detected early, colorectal cancer is treated successfully 90% of the time.
- About 850 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Early detection through regular mammograms can lower breast cancer deaths by 25%.
- Thirty years ago, the 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer was just 44% — today it is now 88%!
- 50% of women diagnosed with cervical cancer have not had a Pap test in 5 years or more. Regular Pap tests can prevent up to 80% of cervical cancer.
For more information, please contact: Nicola Starin, Senior Manager, Events and Development at 204-784-2782 or email@example.com.