This is what I wish I had said

Former Canadian Cancer Society volunteer vows to back alternate charitable agency.

Editor:

I attended the meeting held by the Canadian Cancer Society at Eagle’s Hall on Wednesday evening. I wish I had said: Why did you feel it necessary to show us little videos of children and others suffering from cancer? Did you not realize that all the volunteers in that room have been working for up to 30 years for your society because they care so much? How dare you insult us like that.

I understand the terrible disease that cancer is. My mother died of it, my friend died, and both my husband and I have had experience with it.

However, there are other agencies out there, working to help cancer sufferers, who perhaps would not treat their volunteers so badly. My money will go to support them in future and not the Canadian Cancer Society.

Maureen Martin

Ladysmith

12-year Canadian Cancer Society volunteer