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LifeLabs Celebrates Over $2 Million in Donations to Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Cancer Society honours LifeLabs and their employees for their contribution towards the fight against cancer

(Burnaby, BC) February 20, 2017 –LifeLabs is proud to celebrate 20 years of supporting the Canadian Cancer Society with more than $2 million in donations raised through employee generated initiatives including the Relay for Life and associate corporate support. To mark the occasion LifeLabs' employees across the country will participate in a symbolic final relay recognizing their support in this milestone support for cancer research and care for those living with cancer.

"We are tremendously proud to recognize the effort and determination of LifeLabs employees to support cancer research and the work of the Canadian Cancer Society.  It takes us one step closer to realizing our vision of building a healthier Canada," says LifeLabs CEO, Sue Paish. "We share a collective pride in reaching the $2 million milestone and we are honoured to celebrate this together with the Canadian Cancer Society."

"Support from LifeLabs and their employees has made a great impact on the lives of many Canadians living with cancer," says Brooke Sherwood, Manager of Annual Giving at the Canadian Cancer Society. "The generosity of Canadians is what helps us continue with our world-class research to discover lifesaving advancements in the fight against cancer."

It is estimated that every day, 555 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer and  216 will die from the disease.. Through Relay for Life events across Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society has been able to raise over $496.5 million in donations that goes towards cancer research and providing vital support services for people with cancer and their families. LifeLabs will continue to show support through their new Employee Matching Program, which will match both employee donations and volunteer hours with cash donations.

 

For media inquiries please contact:

Brenna Birkin, LifeLabs

E. Brenna.birkin@lifelabs.com

P. 416-937-1429

 

Brooke Sherwood, Canadian Cancer Society

E. bsherwood@bc.cancer.ca

P. 604.215.5205

 

About LifeLabs: www.LifeLabs.com

LifeLabs is a Canadian-owned company with over 50 years of experience providing laboratory testing services to help healthcare providers diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. In communities across British Columbia and Ontario, LifeLabs delivers cost-effective, convenient access to laboratory testing services essential for optimal outcomes in healthcare. LifeLabs employs approximately 5,400 professionally trained staff and delivers over 100 million laboratory tests, supporting over 19 million patient visits annually. In 2013, LifeLabs acquired BC Biomedical in British Columbia and CML HealthCare in Ontario making LifeLabs the largest community laboratory in Canada. LifeLabs is indirectly owned by OMERS Administration Corporation, whose interest is managed by Borealis Infrastructure. In addition to being the first community lab to conduct non-invasive prenatal testing in Canada, LifeLabs is the first lab to provide online appointment booking for patients, non-fasting protocols and secure, on-line access to lab results for patients. For more information about LifeLabs, visit: www.LifeLabs.com.

 

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. For more information, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

 

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