-We would like to sincerely Thank You all for your help of money during my husband's travel to Saint John for cancer treatment. Words cannot express how thankful we are.
-To you wonderful people who support cancer patients. The money has been helping so greatly. Supporting people in this area is great-you are wonderful. Thank you.
-Please accept this donation in memory of our mother. She battled cancer 5 times but lost her last battle. Thank you for the years you helped her financially. We hope this helps someone in the community.
-Just a little note to say thanks for the generous donation to help us offset our expenses during my cancer treatments. Charlotte County is lucky to have your organization looking out for people like myself during difficult times.
-I was surprised and pleased to receive the financial support at this time. It will be put to good use. Thank your group for ALL that you do.
-Thanx for your support in my time of need. -Thank you for helping us in our time of need. We have 3 days of radiation in and 17 more to go. Thank you again for your generosity.
-I received your pamphlet and cheque in the mail. To say I was stunned is an understatement. To say that tears sprung to my eyes is a factual statement. To say that my heart felt immense gratefulness is a statement that I can only hope you sense my true gratitude. Charlotte County Cancer has provided support and kindness and that is more helpful than you can possibly know. Actually, you might know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
-I appreciate the very generous gift. So thankful for your kindness.
-Thank you for all the help you have given to my husband. He is in chemo and doing okay!! We appreciate your help so much.
-Included with a donation-Always thankful for the work you do for Charlotte County.
-Thank you once again for your generosity in helping those with cancer. Your help with my medicine is greatly appreciated. Thank you for "ALL" you do. God Bless You in your work!
-We would like to thank you a million times over for kindness you have shown us through all your financial help. My heart is humbled and full of pride. Most of us prepare for emergencies but this was far more than we were ready for. So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
-We are sending this card to Thank You all for the money, the shower seat and for being there when we needed to know that we were not in this alone. Thank you very much because it let us know that there are people who care.
-This is just a short note for your kindness and care on behalf of my husband. Please accept this gift so you may help others in need.
-Thank you so very much for your generous support of our transportation costs through the cancer journey. A whole new world of learning and treatments.
"My mother, Norma Neves, is a tireless community volunteer and one of her passions is her role as the Grand Manan representative for Charlotte County Cancer. She has dedicated over 40 years of service to our local Cancer Society which is a cause dear to both of our hearts. Last summer my choir " Fishermens Friends" joined with choirs from St. Andrews and St. Stephen for choral concerts, with proceeds from the concerts going to the Sharon Carrothers Trust and Charlotte County Cancer. We decided in order to have a generous amount, we would supplement the concert revenues with weekly food sales at my workplace, every Thursday throughout the summer. With the generosity of fellow employees, friends and neighbors, over $1800.00 was raised, solely by donation. After a fall break, we decided to raise more money for CCC with the Grand Manan Curl for Cancer Fundraiser on February 16, 2013.
Recently, not quite two years ago, my Dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and since that time Mom & Dad have made weekly and lately bi-weekly trips to Saint John for treatment. Mom & Dad have come to know the staff at Oncology and at the treatment room. In appreciation for their service, Mom recently delivered some baking to the staff, explaining to the staff our fundraising ventures. Mom left the treatment room for lunch and on her return, one of the nearby patients, a dear man, called her over to his bedside. Handing her a $5.00 bill he told her of his love for Grand Manan & her people. He had played in a marching band that came to Grand Manan to perform in the summer Rotary Festival parade. He told how the band members had been picked up at the ferry, transported to the parade and afterwards, enjoyed a tour and bowls of fish chowder and homemade rolls. Her fundraising story touched his heart and he wanted to help out, a gift from the heart.
Neighbors helping neighbors ......... Oh, by the way we raised $911.00 in just 6 weeks from our bake sales which contributed to over $6000 made at the curling fundraiser. Thank you to every one; thank you volunteers, thank you Mom and thank you dear man.”
from a Grand Manan resident who wishes to remain anonymous
"DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHERE YOUR DONATIONS GO? Do you live in Charlotte County, New Brunswick? If you do, then I have a story to tell you.
A year or so ago, I wanted to give a small donation to a nonprofit organization in Charlotte County so that the money would stay in the area and would not go to a large nonprofit organization somewhere else in Canada or the world. There were a few in the area which I have given to before, but this time I thought I would ask questions about the Charlotte County Cancer Society to obtain information about their charity. I contacted one of the board members and was invited to attend one of their meetings.
I missed the next two meetings and forgot somewhat about it until about a month ago. I bumped into the same board member and was again invited to the next board meeting. So I had to try and make it to this meeting. Before the board meeting, I was given the financial statement for 2012. At the end of the meeting, I asked questions about how the whole organization started and why, what uses would my money go toward, how was it distributed, and how they decided who received what.
I am happy to tell you that all my questions were answered to my satisfaction. I found out that Charlotte County Cancer gives approximately 94 percent of the funds they receive towards helping those in need of assistance, making their life a little easier. The remaining 6 percent goes towards advertising, printing, postage, etc. The organization is run only by volunteers.
We are very fortunate to have this organization in this area. Many other regions, such as Saint John, Fredericton, and Moncton, do not have a similar society, as far as I know.
The last thing I would like to point out is that the Charlotte County Cancer Society is not associated with the Canadian Cancer Society. So if you want to donate funds to an organization that will directly assist Charlotte County residents, make sure you are donating to the Charlotte County Cancer Society.
Thanks to the board of the Charlotte County Cancer Society for willingly answering my questions at your meeting. For all the volunteers who give their time freely to help others in any organization, three thumbs up."
Thanks, Wayne Townsend
In the past there has been some questions about how the funds received by Charlotte County Cancer are used. The following two articles help explain that we are not related to any provincial or national group. These links will connect you to three newspaper articles that deal with this question: The original article - by Vern Faulkner on June 15, 2012 and the response from Charlotte County Cancer's president, Blaine Holmes on June 19, 2012 and Kathleen Case on July 3, 2012,