|What we do with your hard-earned dollars|
Thanks to everyone who responded to our website's first survey! We really appreciate everyone's participation.
At this time, we'd like to provide you with the answer to the highest-rated selection, being "Where do our donations go?" The Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) prides itself on its mandate of being the fundraising vehicle for the Northeast Cancer Center (NCC) in Sudbury. We are committed and passionate that monies raised in our community and throughout Northeastern Ontario, stay in the North!
In the 2010/2011 fiscal year, the NCF had revenues of $1.84M. By "revenue" we mean, dollars raised throughout the year via events, general donations, investment gains, etc. This amount is approximately 8% higher than 2010. Of this revenue, the NCF spent 75% (or just over $1M) on local cancer research activities. An interesting note to point out: our local researchers take this "seed money" and are often able to convert into additional dollars to be used in their research efforts. More specifically, for every $1 received, they can attract an additional $4 in grant funding. That's a whopping 400% return on investment!
We are very proud of the work we do at the Northern Cancer Foundation. However, we cannot forget to thank the medical staff at the Northeast Cancer Center who work tirelessly at treating our loved ones through their cancer journey. Afterall, it is because of their dedication to world-class care that we are able to be as successful as we are. We are truly thankful.
If you would like to learn more about us, the work of the RCP, or to see how your hard-earned dollars are being spent, we'd love to show you. Simply give us a call at 705-523-4673, email Anna Sampson at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in anytime. We look forward to seeing you!
|These are exciting times....|
Spring is here! How awesome is that?! I don't know about you, but I for one, would love to show winter the door! Spring means fresh air, hints of green on the neighbourhood landscapes and an overall sense of renewal for weeks to come.
The word "renewal" is one that we use alot of around the office these days. As an example, in approaching our busy events season, we find ourselves reviewing our existing programs trying to find ways to invigorate them. We recognize that our events themselves are great, but they could use some sprucing up! By changing things up a bit, we hope to gain more community interest and participation, and that ultimately translates into an increase in dollars raised to help cancer patients throughout the region. We may succeed- or fail, who knows?- but in fighting the good fight, we've got to try. We look at if from the perspective of a cancer patient: if you've been diagnosed with the dreadful disease, wouldn't you do whatever it takes to beat it? I know of very few that would take the diagnosis lying down. So the teaching here is...try something new. You never know what good could come of it.
Speaking of new, our website is a month old already! It's coming along nicely but there's still more work to be done! We really want to give our visitors up-to-date information on what we're doing, provide you with details on where your donations are going, and update you on events and programs that we're offering. All of this is crucial to maintaining an honest and open dialogue with our friends. Thanks to everyone for your feedback on the new site. We take your comments seriously and hope to make adjustments as we go along.
There are tons of other updates I wish I could tell you about, but I just can't at the moment! We're in the middle of some major changes that still need a little more work, so you'll just have to trust me when I say that we're headed in the right direction. Alot of it has to do with the feedback from our many supporters and donors! Your input remains invaluable to us and we hope that by implementing your suggestions we will continue to serve cancer patients and their families throughout the Northeast.
|Welcome to our new website!|
I'm so excited to have you visit and am thankful for the opportunity to be able to stay in touch with our loyal friends. The development of these pages has been a labour of love: a collaborative approach that had us reflect on where we've been and where we plan on going. We are proud to share our stories with you.