Since January, the Barry J. Hobin and Associates Architects team has extended their long history of community support by bringing awareness to a different charity or cause each month. The Giving Back campaign is also a challenge to encourage the community and BJHA’s peers within the Ottawa Construction industry to show their support by donating time and or money to the organizations highlighted during the campaign.
Cancer statistics in Canada are astounding. According to a 2014 Canada Cancer Society report:
- Approximately 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime.*
- The CCS estimated that each hour in 2014 approximately 22 people would be diagnosed with cancer.*
- An estimated 76,600 Canadians were expected to die of cancer in 2014.*
The generosity of individuals, community groups and businesses allows the Canadian Cancer Society to be the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. The Society offers the most comprehensive source of credible information on cancer, treatment and risk reduction and continues to provide support for people living with cancer, their family members and friends here in our community. Show your support by giving back to this organization by purchasing and displaying a Daffodil, by making a direct donation, and by challenging your peers to do the same.
This April, by volunteering just a few hours of your time selling daffodil pins in support of Daffodil Month, you will be saving lives and helping people who are living with cancer. Register online here.
The Barry J. Hobin and Associates team also supports cancer survivorship and research programs through sponsorship and participation in other local initiatives including Read for the Cure and Ride the Rideau. As we identify and support a new organization each month during the Giving Back Challenge, we look forward to sharing our progress and to providing a new voice for deserving organizations.
* Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014