Nova Scotia has some of the highest rates of cancer in the country. The number of new cases continues to rise steadily as our population ages and so does the demand for affordable lodging while receiving cancer treatment. In 2017, The Lodge was a home away from home for over 800 guests from across the Maritimes.

Currently fully funded by donor dollars, The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates each and every donor who has made the Sobey Cancer Support Centre and The Dr Susan K. Roberts Lodge That Gives possible. Because of our donors, the Sobey Cancer Support Centre is a beacon of light to Nova Scotia families and a true partner for Nova Scotian patients during their cancer journey.


Meet our Generous Donors

Whether a multi-million dollar gift or, , or the proceeds from one of our many community based Cancer Fighter events, each dollar contributed to the Canadian Cancer Society supports patients living with cancer by providing support, programs, research or accommodations. Sobey Cancer Support Center would not have been possible without our donors.

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Major Gifts

Every day, 17 Nova Scotians will hear the words “you have cancer.” Whether you live in Yarmouth, Sydney or somewhere in between, as a donor or corporate sponsor, you can be certain your gift will make a difference to someone in your community who is facing cancer. 

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Volunteer With Us

Programs and services offered at the Canadian Cancer Society are primarily run by dedicated, skilled and passionate volunteers. We frequently have positions available, and invite anyone interested to visit our website through the link below.

Volunteer roles at the Sobey Cancer Support Centre are both challenging and rewarding. We offer a comprehensive orientation and ongoing support to all volunteers. All new new volunteers to complete a screening and intake process.

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Take a One Night Stand Against Cancer

Support friends and family members in your community and pick up the tab for a night or two at The Lodge That Gives. For just $100, a night you can help relieve the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis helping a family focus on treatment and support of their loved one.

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