Every year, Queen’s University Arts and Science Orientation Week partners with a local charitable organization as part of our mission to orient over 2,400 incoming students to the Queen’s and Kingston community, and positively impact the city we are fortunate enough to live in. This year, we are excited to be - once again - raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). We hope to bring together incoming students and the Kingston community in a combined effort to support game-changing cancer research for children affected by Infant Rhabdoid brain cancer, and raise funds to improve the quality of life for local Kingstonians living with cancer by supporting the Wheels of Hope Transportation Program which takes cancer patients to and from their cancer treatment appointments when they otherwise might not be able to get there. While the focus of our campaign is local, the impacts of the cancer research that is being fundraised for will have a global impact on people living with cancer around the world.
Queen's ASUS Orientation is more than a fundraiser. It unites a collective of Canadians who are a force-for-life in the face of cancer. It’s a chance for participants to come together and celebrate the survivors in our communities, who send a powerful message of hope for those living with the disease. It’s a place to honour and remember those we’ve lost to cancer.
While survival rates for cancer continue to improve from 25% in the 1940s to 60% today, thanks to the fantastic research that is being done, there is still so much work left to do! With your help in fundraising for this incredibly important cause, we are hoping to get one step closer to the eradication of cancer, and making life better for those facing cancer, and their families.
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country. No other organization does what we do; we are the voice for Canadians who care about cancer. We fund groundbreaking research, provide a support system for all those affected by cancer and shape health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease.