Be a Voice for Change to help make cancer care better
Get Better Cards from the Canadian Cancer Society
You send a get better card to someone to show them that you care, but what if you want to improve their care?So, we asked people to create get better cards to send to governments, rather than their loved ones, calling on them to get better at cancer care.
“A get-well card shows someone you care, but what if you want to improve their care? Get better cards from” the Canadian Cancer Society logo appears.
Words on screen:
A get-well card shows someone you care.
But what if you want to improve their care?
Get better cards
A young male adult steps up to the microphone holding a card that says, “get better.” He reads from the card.
VO: Anyone who’s needed the healthcare system during the past couple years has been affected by the Covid backlog. Sometimes it means longer lines, sometimes it means delays in surgery.
A female adult with her daughter, is in front of the microphone, reading from a card.
VO: Because of Covid, I had surgeries shifted twice, four to five months at a time.
A senior female reads from a card that says, “get better”,
VO: There are so many things you have to pay for you don't even think about. It all adds up.
An adult male reads from a card in front of the microphone.
VO: (in French) My doctor had me do a free at-home test for colon cancer. Turns out I had stage 2 cancer.
A female adult reads from a card that says, “get better.”
VO: When my mother was admitted to hospice during Covid, she was alone almost the entire time. I realized she let go in the end because there was no one there.
A female adult with her husband, is in front of the microphone, reading from a card that says, “get better.”
VO: After my stem cell transplant, some of my injections to boost my immune system were really expensive.
A female adult in front of the microphone reads from a card that says, “get better.”
VO: After my double mastectomy, I needed prosthetics. I could get coverage for half a breast.
A young female adult reads from a card that says, “get better.”
VO: I had to push to be a caregiver for my mum. I felt lost and hopeless and it was really hard to know what to do. We need to get better at helping caregivers.
A young male adult looks at the camera.
A young female adult looks up.
VO: We need to get better at end-of-life care.
A senior female adult looks at the camera.
VO: We need to get better at reducing the cost of cancer care.
A male adult looks up.
VO: (in French) We need to get better at cancer screening.
A female adult looks up.
VO: We need to get better at preventing delays to healthcare.
A series of portraits of adults looking at camera and holding their cards that say, “get better.”
VO: If we raise our voices together, we can help cancer care get better
A microphone with a yellow backdrop appears with the titles “Help cancer care get better. Be a Voice for Change.”
The Canadian Cancer Society logo appears with the URL cancer.ca/voicesforchange
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Help cancer care get better.
Be a Voice for Change.
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Make delays and backlogs better
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Make drug access better
Make health system funding better
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Be a Voice for Change
Join our network of advocates who are committed to preventing cancer and improving the lives of people living with cancer and their caregivers through government action.
As a Voices for Change volunteer, you’ll be the first to know about our advocacy work and receive exclusive access to volunteer opportunities. This includes attending meetings with elected officials, building your own advocacy campaigns and raising awareness at signature events.