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Health Charities with focus on Children's Cancer

Sears Children's Cancer Charities initiatives are committed to helping children living with cancer and their families across Canada. Sears is working with Children's oncology centres and organizations such as The Hospital for Sick Children, Operation Enfant Soleil, BC Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, IWK Health Centre and Stollery Children's Hospital to raise funds and awareness for research and treatment initiatives which will fund programs that improve the lives of children living with cancer, as well as those recovering from the physical and emotional scars that can be part of survivorship. Donations to Sears Children's Cancer Charities are administered and distributed through The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation.

Childhood cancer is an often overlooked fact of life for thousands of Canadian Children. Did you know?...

  • In 2010, Sears Canada Charitable Foundation made a multi-year, $5 million commitment to fight childhood cancer. Half is directed to the completion of Sears Cancer Clinic - a state-of-the-art cancer clinic in Toronto that sees 25 per cent of all new cases of pediatric cancer in Canada and 60 per cent of all cases in Ontario. The remainder is being directed to The Sears Childhood Cancer Fellowship, which will support regional programming and research at pediatric oncology centres across Canada.

  • SickKids provides a full range of treatments for children requiring the most complex cancer treatments: chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and palliative care. Also, it is the only Children's hospital in Ontario that provides bone marrow transplantation.

  • Children and families across British Columbia continue to benefit from the generosity of Sears Canada. Sears contributions to childhood cancer care and research at BC Children's Hospital are helping to make cancer treatments safer, minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and supporting families through programs that provide the absolute best care for children.

You too can help us in our quest...

Sears invites all Canadians to SHOW YOUR FACE and MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Just like little kids make a face in defiance of things they don't like, you too can step up, take a stand and 'show your face' in the fight against kids cancer. Click on the following link to find out more about the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation and/or to make a donation to this great cause:

Sears In Your Community Children's Cancer initiatives include:

  • The Sears Great Canadian Chill - Stopping Kids Cancer Cold and Ottawa on January 1, 2012. Start the New Year with a splash by taking a dip into the icy-crisp waters of Ashbridges Bay in Toronto and Britannia Beach in Ottawa in support Canada's 16 pediatric oncology centers across the country that conduct research and support programs for children battling cancer. Bring family and friends out to "The Coolest Event on Earth" for a day filled with prizes, entertainment and fun!
    Visit to find out more, register, and give kids with cancer and their families the support they deserve!

  • The Sears Great Canadian Run - The Relay To End Kids Cancer
    The Sears Great Canadian Run is an exciting, fun, interactive and rewarding relay run and event. You, your family and friends can get involved and help us fight back against childhood cancer. For 2011, there will be three runs: West Vancouver to Whistler in September, Toronto to Collingwood/Blue Mountain in September and Ottawa to Montebello in October. Funds raised will help support pediatric oncology centres and organizations across the country that conduct research and support programs for children battling cancer. The latest GPS technology will help friends and family track runners' progress along the route in a fun interactive way! At route's end, celebrate with prizes, entertainment and good times!
    Visit to find out more, register, and give kids with cancer and their families the support they deserve!

  • Sears National Kids Cancer Ride
    Sears Canada is proud to partner with Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, a Canadian charitable organization which has raised over $2,500,000.00 through many varied cycling events to benefit childrens living with and beyond cancer and their families. As a major part of this on-going support initiative, cyclists from across Canada are be able to register for an annual trans-Canada summer cycling adventure, traveling 7000 km in an epic trek from Vancouver to Halifax in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, held in September. Funds raised from the ride and in-store events benefit Canadian Children's cancer charities.

  • Opération Enfant Soleil
    Help Opération Enfant Soleil ensure that sick children receive the best care through Sears support initiatives in Québec, such as raffle ticket sales for the annual ‘Maison Enfant Soleil’ and sales proceeds from selected merchandise in-store. Funds raised by Opération Enfant Soleil benefit Québec’s pediatric hospitals: CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Université de Sherbrooke.

Also, look for our in-store «Gold Weeks» four times a year, in March, May, August and December. Gold is the colour for the childhood cancer cause. During these weeks, our associates gear up to pitch in and raise funds and awareness for kids and their families living with and beyond cancer. Events feature a special ’Round Up Your Bill’ campaign at the registers, as well as at our catalogue call centres, to raise funds and awareness for kids cancer. Stores also hold such fun special events such as BBQ’s, bake sales, information and the like, involving local children’s cancer oncology centres and cancer care program providers, where you can learn more about children’s cancer. Donate and get informed and help us defeat childhood cancer.

Watch for fun ’show your face’ viral campaigns on the web and in cities near you, as well as at the Facebook page for Ben, the Sears Charity Bear! Drop by our local Sears retail store for more details.