Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Canadian Cancer Society wants men to paint their nails pink
TORONTO, October 1, 2014 /Canada NewsWire/ - This October, the Canadian Cancer Society and THE TEN SPOT Beauty Bars are challenging men across the province to paint their nails pink in support of the ManiCURES campaign which raises money for the fight against breast cancer.
Taking part in ManiCURES is easy. Challenge a guy to paint his nails pink for a day. Then simply create an online fundraising page at cancer.ca/ManiCURES and set a fundraising goal. Once he reaches his fundraising goal, it's time for his nails to get painted.
Women can also take part in ManiCURES by heading to a THE TEN SPOT Beauty Bar or one of 45 other participating salons across the province to get a cancer-fighting manicure. THE TEN SPOT will also donate $1 to the Canadian Cancer Society from each pink manicure done at any of its 14 franchise locations.
ManiCURES participants are encouraged to share photos of their cancer-fighting manicures using the hashtag #pinkmaniCURE.
"THE TEN SPOT is proud to support the Canadian Cancer Society's ManiCURES fundraising campaign and we're thrilled to be a part of the work that they're doing in not only finding a cure but providing support services for women currently living with breast cancer," says Kristen Wood, CEO and Creator, THE TEN SPOT. "Our participation is a way to show our support and help raise awareness for this very important cause."
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women and, this year, more than 24,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with the disease. Today, 88% of Canadian women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive.
"At the Canadian Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about more than raising awareness, it's about taking action to save lives," says Susan Drodge, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships for the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario. "Close to 24,000 lives have been saved since the mid-1980s, thanks in part to the Society's efforts to increase breast screening rates and investments in research. Our ability to help women is made possible only through generous donations and fundraising efforts such as ManiCURES."
Money raised through ManiCURES will fund breast cancer research, advocacy, education about breast screening and support services for patients and their families.
In the last 20 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has invested close to $100 million in breast cancer research, leading to earlier detection and better therapies, which in part has led to a 43% drop in the breast cancer death rate since the 1980s.
The Society also fights breast cancer through its Women to Women and Screening Saves Lives initiatives, which provide women with the information and support they need to get mammograms. To help people living with breast cancer cope with the disease, the Canadian Cancer Society offers information and support services. The charity is also challenging the Ontario government to reduce the financial burden and distress that cancer patients and their families can face during treatment.
About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
Website: cancer.ca/ManiCURES http://www.cancer.ca/ManiCURES
About THE TEN SPOT Beauty Bars
THE TEN SPOT is a full service upscale beauty bar hailing from Toronto. Specializing in manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials THE TEN SPOT prides itself on offering impeccable services while maintaining the upmost in cleanliness. THE TEN SPOT has carved a niche in the marketplace for themselves known as the 'anti-spa'. THE TEN SPOT and its fun and funky style caters to women and men of all ages. For more information, to find a THE TEN SPOT location or hours of operation, please visit, the10spot.com.
SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)
Monday, June 23, 2014
"There are currently 6.1 million employed Canadians who are providing care to a family member or friend. Our government will work with employers through the Canadian Employers for Caregivers Plan to help identify cost-effective solutions to support employed caregivers, helping them achieve a better balance of work and caring responsibilities." - The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)
"Our government's top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. That's why this initiative builds on existing federal measures that include a range of tax credits for caregivers, the Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefit and other federal benefits." - The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)
"Having cared for a loved one, I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be to balance the needs of work and family. As Chair of the Employer Panel for Caregivers, I'm looking forward to reporting back to the Government on workplace supports that could help reduce the stress on informal caregivers." -, Chair of Employer Panel for Caregivers
Friday, June 20, 2014
"Women indonated about to charities in 2012, which is about 50 per cent more than they did just 10 years earlier," said , Chief Operating Officer, TD Wealth and Executive Sponsor of TD's Women Investor Strategy. "As women's influence over wealth in continues to increase, many of them are adding a charitable giving strategy to their overall wealth management plan and are looking for objective advice on how to develop a strategy and measure the success of their efforts."
"This is where philanthropic advisory services can play a role," says, Vice President, Philanthropic Advisory Services, TD Wealth. "This type of advice is becoming more and more relevant as clients seek to incorporate philanthropy into their financial and estate plans. Whether it's advice for how philanthropy fits into their overall financial strategy or support establishing a structure to leave a legacy, often as donor advised funds within the Private Giving Foundation, we're seeing a growing need for these types of services."
"For charities, there is a tremendous opportunity to engage women donors by encouraging them as supporters, rather than setting their sights more narrowly on building a base of financial donors," adds Ryan. "Women increasingly have the ability to make significant contributions to their communities - and charities in particular stand to benefit from this."
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New report highlights potential pitfalls couples face when transferring assets to the next generation
"No one likes to think about death, let alone build an actual plan around that fateful day," says, vice-president and head, RBC Wealth Management Services at RBC Wealth Management. "But one of the most important financial decisions you can make during your lifetime is to take the time to develop a well-thought-out estate plan to ensure assets are seamlessly transferred according to your wishes."
"We find that when we talk to couples about estate planning, most of them naturally focus on their kids," Maiorino says. "Children are an important part of the decision-making process, no doubt, but a comprehensive estate plan needs to consider an important step before the kids, and that's the surviving spouse."
"The suggestion isn't that the surviving spouse won't do their best in honouring your legacy," Maiorino explains. "Rather, the surviving spouse may simply not be experienced enough in managing finances, they may become ill, they may develop solvency or creditor issues, or they may re-marry, while other family members might contest the estate in court believing they were entitled to certain assets."
"Having these discussions during your lifetime may help alleviate any misunderstanding and problems that arise in settling your estate," says Maiorino, whose team of more than 200 RBC Wealth Management Services specialists has conducted close to 8,000 wealth planning discussions with clients of RBC Wealth Management Canada's investment professionals over the past year. "Most importantly, it will provide peace of mind that your goals and objectives will be met."