A call for canvassers in in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Cancer society needs 100 volunteers in this important month

The Canadian Cancer Society is getting a trickle of new canvassers, but they still need around 100 more volunteers in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area for the crucial Daffodil Month fundraising push in April.

Coordinator Hugh Baker highlighted the tireless work so many community volunteers do.

He said despite declining numbers, the canvassers they do get are incredible workers who make this the star region on Vancouver Island and he adds that people can do as much or little as they are able.

He said they are helped by a high level of awareness of the campaign in the local area, unlike other places where they have to explain the whole campaign at each house.

A few years ago they would get as many as 250 people going door-to-door raising funds and awareness.

Last year that was down to 150 and this year they have less than 50 signed up.

“People can also collect at work, and it’s really easy to run a campaign online these days as well,” he said, encouraging people to contact him about various ways they can help.

Baker stressed “for cynical readers,” that “only three cents from every dollar raised goes toward administration, unlike some other organizations you hear about.”

April has been the society’s Daffodil Month since 1958 and is one of their most important annual fundraisers.

Interested people can contact Baker at hugbak@gmail.com or 778-441-2767.

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