Sears Canada Charitable Foundation

Sears Canada Charitable Foundation

Why Donate?

Cancer is the most common cause of non-accidental death in Canada’s children beyond the newborn period.

While the causes of adult cancers include environmental, occupational and lifestyle factors, including diet, alcohol and smoking, the causes of childhood cancers are, in most cases, unknown.

The types of cancers that occur in children vary greatly from those seen in adults. They tend to occur in different parts of the body, they look different under the microscope and they respond differently to treatment. More research is needed.

In the early 1950s, less than 10 percent of childhood cancer patients could be cured. Today, more than 70 percent of children diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors and the majority of them are considered cured. However, the long-term effects of cancer treatments such as blindness, brain damage and ongoing learning and emotional disabilities can affect these children’s futures in a profound way. Long-term support programs are in vital need.

Please donate and help us support these initatives.