We are happy to announce the donation of 5,600 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to the Canadian Cancer Society for distribution across Canada to support their Wheels of Hope, Lodge and Camp Goodtimes programs, honouring the commitment we made earlier in the year to donate 1 Covid-19 rapid antigen test kit (containing 5 tests) for every 10 kits purchased online at COVIDdetect.ca.
This announcement follows a donation of 1,000 tests earlier this year on February 4th in commemoration of World Cancer Day and comes at a time when public Canadians are progressively returning to regular activities to spend more time with family and friends.
“We are overjoyed to see our ‘1-in-10’ campaign result in so many COVID-19 rapid antigen tests being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society to help ensure vital programs can continue safely for their staff, volunteers, and patients ,” says Maggie Dunnett, President at DriverCheck. ““My father, Dr. Chris Page, who passed away in 2021 from cancer founded our company DriverCheck over 25 years ago on the mission of creating a healthier and safer world and I know he would be very proud of this partnership,” says Dunnett. “During these difficult times we have been doing everything we can to carry on his vision, which is why partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society is so special for the DriverCheck family”
The rapid antigen test kits donated by DriverCheck will be distributed across Canada primarily serving the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope, Lodge and Camp Goodtimes programs. Wheels of Hope, a volunteer driving program to help people travel to and from their treatments, and the Lodge program, which has 7 locations providing accommodations as well as social and emotional support through different program and activities for people with cancer who must travel to receive treatment, helped approximately 2,000 and 4,500 people with cancer, respectively, last year. Camp Goodtimes (where kids with cancer can just be kids) offers an extraordinary camp experience in a medically supervised, safety focused and supportive environment, where kids affected by cancer can just be kids.
“The Canadian Cancer Society has been dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by cancer for over 80 years,” says Sandra Krueckl, Executive Vice President, Mission, Information and Support Services at Canadian Cancer Society. "The pandemic has added pressure and affected our services in many ways. We rely on rapid antigen test kits and other forms of testing and precautions to keep our programs running while ensuring the health of our staff, volunteers, and the patients we support. We are so very grateful for this donation as the Lodge, Wheels of Hope and Camp Goodtimes volunteers and staff need to be diligent to help ensure the safety of thousands of cancer patients. We are so pleased with this partnership with DriverCheck and their donation of rapid antigen test kits.”
“DriverCheck is committed to doing what we can to help people keep themselves and their loved ones healthy and safe,” says Dr. Jonathan Davids, Corporate Medical Director at DriverCheck. “The Canadian Cancer Society’s programs are vital to our communities, and we are pleased to play a part in helping them to continue to safely operate as Canadians look to how we can live with COVID-19.”
To date, DriverCheck has donated 6,600 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to the Canadian Cancer Society.
We invite you to join us in our support and donate directly to the Canadian Cancer Society by visiting www.cancer.ca/CovidDetect.