In the last few days Rejean Godin has been frustrated to learn people are stealing Canadian Cancer Society donation boxes from stores.
The 150 Mile House senior is a cancer survivor and one of eight to 10 volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society who have been responsible for placing the donations boxes at various business locations around the city.
“The money we collect through the daffodil program goes toward things like chemotherapy and wheel chairs,” Godin said Monday. “It’s so frustrating because we have had four boxes stolen so far — from the Salt Jar, Starbucks in Safeway and at Shopper’s Drug Mart.”
Godin said his group is only trying to help people and yet other people think they can help themselves to the money that’s being collected.
When he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago he said his life took a 360 degree change of direction.
“I know what it’s like and that’s why I really want to help others.”