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Today's young people are giving their time to the social causes they care most about -- be it the environment, education or access to clean drinking water -- and whatever the cause, they are vocal about it. For them, especially, social media has served as a great platform to make this happen.
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This year marks the 15th anniversary of walking to conquer cancer in this lifetime in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. What better way to honour and celebrate the life-changing success than...
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The notion that cancer touches everyone is true. The burden on the family is as great as the burden on the individual. But, the notion that out of hardship comes unexpected blessings is also true. Any cancer patient I have ever talked to expresses, in one way or another, the gifts that come from the diagnosis. It changes both the person and the family.
Two months short of two years after her initial cancer diagnosis I watched my wife Linnea, my love, take her last breath. I held her in my arms and I wept, and I told her that it was OK to let go. To please let go. The room filled with unimaginable wails and I was only scarcely aware that they were coming from me.
This year, National Volunteer Week in Canada is April 21 - 27. It's a week-long recognition and celebration of the commitment of the roughly 13.3-million volunteers across Canada. So remember to smile a little wider during National Volunteer Week.