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CancerCare Manitoba Aims to Break On-Ice Skating Chain Record

CancerCare Manitoba Aims to Break On-Ice Skating Chain Record

The Forks River Trail
Chain for Change is February 4 in support of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. (HANDOUT)

The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is looking for 400 winter-loving Winnipeggers to lace up and form a human ice-skating chain.

The charitable arm of CancerCare Manitoba is attempting to break a Guinness record for longest skating chain through an event called Chain for Change.

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Blue Bombers Donate 100 Tickets to Canadian Cancer Society

Blue Bombers Donate 100 Tickets to Canadian Cancer Society

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Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Canadian Cancer Society has received 100 tickets from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the football club’s annual pink game on October 6.

The Bombers host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and will honour survivors on the field before kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

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Lyle Bauer Tells All in New Book After Cancer Battle

Lyle Bauer Tells All in New Book After Cancer Battle

What Doesn't Kill You Book
‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ is a new book from former Blue Bombers executive Lyle Bauer, a cancer survivor and multiple Grey Cup champion. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Lyle Bauer, a multiple Grey Cup champion, former CFL executive and cancer survivor, is sharing his life story in a new book.

“What Doesn’t Kill You” is about fight, hope, inspiration and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence.

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One in Two Canadians Will Get a Cancer Diagnosis in Their Lifetime: Cancer Society

One in Two Canadians Will Get a Cancer Diagnosis in Their Lifetime: Cancer Society

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The Canadian Cancer Society is calling for a smoking and vaping ban on all Manitoba restaurant and bar outdoor patios amid a new Statistics Canada report on cancer figures across the country. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit)

WINNIPEG — Nearly one in two Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and one in four will die from the disease, a new Canadian Cancer Society report says.

The lifetime cancer risk remains greater among males at 49 percent, while 45 percent of women are expected to be diagnosed.

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Winnipeg Police Half-Marathon Runs for Battle Against Brain Cancer

Winnipeg Police Half-Marathon Runs for Battle Against Brain Cancer

Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon
Runners along the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon route on Sunday, May 7, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)
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Joanne Scheiwe (CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY)

WINNIPEG — Runners woke up and laced up at the crack of dawn Sunday for the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon.

The annual event at Assiniboine Park raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society with support this year for brain cancer research.

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FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival — 26 Years of Giving to the Community

FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival — 26 Years of Giving to the Community

FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat FestivalThe 26th annual FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival returns later this year at The Forks, when paddlers will hit the water for a common goal.

While cancer can touch anyone, often some of the most tragic instances involve children. That is why the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba have joined forces with FMG Dragon Boat to help raise funds to provide research, care and support for the youngest cancer patients — kids with cancer.

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