Canadian Cancer Society celebrates 75 years

Members of the Fernie community enjoyed coffee, cake, and a little fashion in honour of the Canadian Cancer Society on Wednesday night.

The Fernie unit of the Canadian Cancer Society celebrates 75 years while Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano cuts the cake.  From left: Judy Lillington

The Fernie unit of the Canadian Cancer Society celebrates 75 years while Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano cuts the cake. From left: Judy Lillington

Members of the Fernie community enjoyed coffee, cake, and a little fashion in honour of the Canadian Cancer Society on Wednesday night.

The Fernie unit of the society hosted a coffee party and fashion show to celebrate 75 successful years for the Canadian Cancer Society. With the goal of changing cancer forever, the society has funded over $1 billion in cancer research since it was founded in 1947.

The anniversary coincides with the launch of the annual Daffodil Campaign. Fernie society members will be selling daffodils and daffodil pins throughout the month of April. The funds raised will go towards continuing the society’s work in preventing cancer, funding research, and providing support for Canadians living with cancer.