DriverCheck partners with Canadian Cancer Society to donate 5,600 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to cancer programs across Canada
Ayr, Ont., June 29, 2022 – Today DriverCheck, Canada’s leading the leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments, announces 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 DriverCheck 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. DriverCheck is the leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments and the developer of COVIDdetect, one of the most comprehensive DIY/at-home COVID-19 testing solutions for individuals and businesses. 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 those that use their services” 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 cancer patients, 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.”
Susan Floyd, Director of Marketing at DriverCheck and Stephen Cooper, Marketing Manager at DriverCheck present donation of 5 600 Covid-19 Rapid antigen tests to Peter Ambachtsheer Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships Canadian Cancer Society. This donation honours the commitment DriverCheck 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 Photo credit: John Paul Moczulski
To date, DriverCheck has donated 6,600 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to the Canadian Cancer Society.
For information on DriverCheck solutions, visit DriverCheck.ca or Visit DriverCheck social accounts on Facebook (@DriverCheck), Twitter (@DriverCheckCA), LinkedIn (@DriverCheck) and YouTube (DriverCheck).
To learn more about the Canadian Cancer Society, visit cancer.ca.
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As Canada’s Fitness for Duty experts, DriverCheck’s company-wide purpose is to build a safer and healthier world. Founded in 1996, DriverCheck is the leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments in Canada serving thousands of employers in a variety of industries including transportation, oil and gas, aviation, rail, mining, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and forestry. DriverCheck conducts hundreds of thousands of medical tests annually, offering alcohol and drug testing, occupational health services, medical cannabis review services, medical staffing, and injury management programs. The company is constantly striving to be viewed as the educational leader in the fitness for duty sector. For more information, visit drivercheck.ca.
About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, from coast to coast and for all types of cancer. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we work with governments to establish health policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the disease. No other organization does all that we do to improve lives today and to change the future of cancer forever.
Help us make a difference. Call 1-888-939-3333 or visit cancer.ca today.
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