CancerDriversFundraiser

Shannon is pictured on the left with her daughter, Gabriela and event co-organizer and dear friend, Amanda. 

Shannon is a young mother with cancer.  She also has a very young daughter. Her family and friends are remarkably supportive and see to her transportation to appointments along with other assistance and moral support. 

CanadaHelpsGivingChallenge

Donate to The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society in June and your donation automatically enters us to win $10,000!

Summer is a difficult time for us as gas prices skyrocket. Summer, Winter, Spring and fall cancer patients need to get to their medical appointments and treatments. Communities of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley relies on the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society free transportation service. Our need for financial support is more critical than ever.

SouthridgeSchoolSurreyBC

Recently two caring young grade seven students attending Southridge School in South Surrey decided to help cancer patients by raising money through a bottle drive.

Jade Geddes and Mya Gallant printed their own signs and promoted the event over two weeks raising $200 as a contribution to the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society which provides free transportation for cancer patients throughout Surrey and many other communities on the Lower Mainland and in the Fraser Valley.

RotaryClubofWhiterock

President Bob Smith is pleased to announce the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society has joined Rotary as part of its service to the community.

The VCDS has been granted corporate membership in the White Rock Rotary Club. One of many clubs throughout the region that have generously supported our mission to provide free transportation to cancer patients in several communities on the Lower Mainland and in the Fraser Valley.

President, Bob Smith.

Since February 2016 volunteers of our Society have responded to requests for assistance from patients in need of cancer treatments, entering into  2019, we are assisting patients with more than 800 appointments per month. The growth in requests for our services has been rapid and challenging.  It is given by caring people who see the Society’s request for support as a gift of service and time that neighbours give to one another.  All of the volunteers offer emotional support to patients and often have to be a good listener as patients struggle with the threat of a life-ending illness.  As a group, we are all touched by the health challenge of our patients particularly when they are tending to a young family and carrying the anxiety of their diagnosis. 

George and Garth are accepting $5000 in Chevron Gas Certificates from the representative from Parkland Fuel Corporation, Shannon Urquhart, Community Affairs Lead. They are generously committing to another $5,000 in gas certificates this year to help alleviate the cost of gas for our volunteer drivers. Thank you for your support!

 

We are incredibly honoured and grateful to be part of this event. Thank you for the nomination and for allowing our story to be told. Also to the donor matching the funds you are also amazing!

Congratulations to our Spring Event winner, Cancer Driver Society. Not only will they walk away with $10,000 for their organization, but we also have a donor matching tonight’s funds to be split between all three charities #GiveADamn

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PIFinancial

The VCDS have been awarded the first prize of $10,000 from PI FInancial through its "Pays It Forward Program". Thanks to George Garrett and George McAffer, the dynamic duo, for making a compelling presentation and for always putting their best foot forward.

FundraiserCoquitlam

Burquitlam Safeway welcomed members of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society and invited customers to make donations to support our service to cancer patients and their families.

Milestone

A line in an old Al Jolson song says, “I’d walk a million miles for one of your smiles.”

We’re smiling a lot at the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. Our wonderful volunteer drivers have just reached a milestone…over a million kilometres driven since our inception nearly three years ago. We have grown to the point where we have 175 registered volunteer drivers who have made over 17,000 trips with cancer patients.

WhiteRockSingers

Wonderful day at a benefit concert for us by the White Rock Singers at the Peninsula United Church in the Crescent Beach area of Surrey. The church was packed..about 250 people who donated $2873.01 which will be matched by our great private sponsor in South Surrey. People appreciated such a good turnout from our organization. Bob and Pat Smith; George & Pat McAffer, Tom and drivers Sharon Beaudreau and Nancy Salmon all the way from Maple Ridge.