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Cancer Society opens new office in Abbotsford

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) office in Abbotsford are (from left) volunteer Dharminder Harry, Cops for Cancer team captain Trevor Sales, Mayor Bruce Banman, MLA Mike de Jong, CCS regional director Allan Mugford, and Cops for Cancer rider Dave Campbell. - Vikki Hopes
Cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) office in Abbotsford are (from left) volunteer Dharminder Harry, Cops for Cancer team captain Trevor Sales, Mayor Bruce Banman, MLA Mike de Jong, CCS regional director Allan Mugford, and Cops for Cancer rider Dave Campbell.
— image credit: Vikki Hopes

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) celebrated the grand opening of its new office on Friday in Abbotsford.

The society is now open at #100A 32660 George Ferguson Way, having relocated from its previous location at 31935 South Fraser Way.

Local dignitaries on hand for the celebration and ribbon-cutting included Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong, Mayor Bruce Banman, and Coun. Moe Gill, as well as several representatives from the regional and local branches of the Cancer Society.

Banman commended the work of the CCS in drawing people together in the fight against cancer.

"It takes a community to get together to help create awareness, to help pull together to raise funds towards a cure," he said.

De Jong, whose office is just a few doors down from the new CCS location, welcomed the agency "to the neighbourhood."

He said there are "intensely exciting" days ahead following the federal government's announcement of an increase in tobacco taxes and the sharing of those proceeds with the CCS for research and other initiatives.

For more information about the CCS and its services and programs in Abbotsford, call 604-852-1410 or visit cancer.ca.

 

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