We are so thrilled to announce that COVIDdetect will donate 1 COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit, containing 5 rapid antigen tests, to the Canadian Cancer Society for every 10 kits purchased online at COVIDdetect.ca. This partnership follows a donation of 1,000 tests earlier this year in commemoration of World Cancer Day, February 4, and comes at a time when public health restrictions are being lifted and Canadians are progressively returning to regular activities and spending more time with family and friends.
The rapid antigen test kits will be distributed across Canada primarily serving the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope and Lodge 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 2000 and 4500 cancer patients, respectively, last year.
“We are excited to partner with the Canadian Cancer Society to support the incredible work they deliver to thousands of individuals and families every year coast-to-coast. My father, Dr. Chris Page, who passed away in 2021 from cancer founded our company DriverCheck more than 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 Connor Page, Vice President, Strategy at COVIDdetect. “During these difficult times we have been doing everything we can to carry on his vision, which is why partnering with Canadian Cancer Society is so special for the DriverCheck and COVIDdetect family.”
“The Canadian Cancer Society has been dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by cancer for over 80 years,” says [Craig Brennan, Director, New Business Development at the Canadian Cancer Society]. The pandemic has added pressure and affected our services in many ways. We heavily rely on rapid antigen test (RAT’s) kits and other forms of testing and precautions to keep our programs running while ensuring the health of our staff, volunteers, and patients we support. While many Canadians learn to exist with COVID-19, our lodge staff and Wheel of Hope volunteers still need to be very diligent and careful to help ensure the safety of the thousands of cancer patients they help every month. Therefore, we are so pleased with this partnership with COVIDdetect and their donation of RAT kits.”
The COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits will help the Canadian Cancer Society run its programs as safely as possible, just as they will help individuals, families and businesses get back to work safely, plan for the upcoming holidays and, ultimately, to learn how to live with COVID-19 with greater confidence and safety.
“As restrictions loosen in many provinces, we are 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 COVIDdetect. “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 especially with public health restrictions lifting. Rapid antigen tests are an essential COVID-19 risk mitigation tool right now for all Canadians but especially for those serving the needs of those living with cancer and other underlying medical conditions.”
“We are happy to provide a helping hand to keep cancer patients safe and relieve the stress of frontline workers and volunteers by providing rapid antigen test kits to the Canadian Cancer Society,” says Page. “The Canadian Cancer Society helps improve the lives of so many Canadians and we are happy to help support their important work.”
We invite you to join us in our support and donate directly to the Canadian Cancer Society by visiting www.cancer.ca/CovidDetect.
To order your kits today visit: https://coviddetect.ca/products/rapid-covid-19-antigen-test-kit-5-pack