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.