2016 Let’s Talk About NETs

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2016 Let’s Talk About NETs

On Thursday, November 10th, 2016 World NET Cancer Day, coffee shops around the world raised awareness about NETs using special coffee cups designed for that day. The campaign, “Let’s Talk about NETS” was created by the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA) to draw attention to this increasingly common, but poorly understood cancer and the need for timely diagnosis and access to proper treatment and care for all NET Cancer patients.

Places in Canada that talked about NETs in 2016

World NET Cancer Day on November 10th – “Let’s Talk about Nets” Awareness Campaign

Thank you to CNETS Canada Volunteers and Partner Organizations on Location!

British Columbia – Sandra Magee, CNETS Canada’s support group leader in Vancouver is raising awareness amongst GP’s in the lower mainland. Sandra has been mailing a flyer out to all active GP’s starting in her immediate area and then expanding out to neighboring cities.  This project will go well beyond Nov 10th as there are hundreds of GP’s in lower mainland.

Calgary –  Andrew Clark, a student at Mount Royal University, is working with Dana Hospitality LP at its  two Starbucks locations  using  the special  “ Let’s Talk about Nets” coffee cups.  He will be at the locations at peak times to “talk about nets” and promote CNETS Canada. The campus newsletter will feature an article about NET cancer before and after November 10th. He is also spreading awareness about NETs in his classes and with his professors.

Ottawa –   Ottawa support group leaders Sherry and Fred Fox, will be joined by group members Ken and Yvonne Vallier and Cate and Rob Franz, “all around town “ on November 10th to promote the awareness of NET cancer. They will be talking to coffee drinkers at four Shell, Ottawa West Locations and Second Cup’s Barrhaven location.

Jane Brennan will be handing out our special cups to raise more awareness about NET cancer at Ottawa Revera Retirement Communities where she is Executive Director.  She will also be promoting awareness at Massage Addicts in Ottawa.

Niagara Falls – Sonya Carrie along with her boyfriend, Joseph and her mom, Diane will be serving a lovely zebra cake in the fellowship room of the Glengate Alliance Church after the Sunday service on November 6th.  They will provide awareness about NET cancer. The church’s kind offer to spread the word about Sonya’s liver transplant has turned into a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness for World NET Cancer Day.

Montreal –  The Montreal support group will be holding a special get-together at local café to honour World NET Cancer Day.

London – London’s support group leader, Janet Pitkin (NET patient) and Linda Amaral (caregiver) will be promoting awareness about NET cancer at their local Shoppers Drug Mart on Wonderland Road South in London. Special thanks to Carolee Usbourne and Elena Andrews for making this happen.  Wanda Sawicki, support group facilitator, and Connie Baker (NET patient) will also be using the coffee cups  and handing out brochures at the YMCA Atrium where Wellspring is located to honour World NET Cancer Day. Special thanks to Daniel Lockwood, Director of Programming/Wellspring, and Jacki Kostuk, General Manager YMCA Centre Branch for making this happen.

Thunder Bay –  Shandy Angus  and Melanie Peck  are students at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. They will be promoting awareness and handing out zebra ribbons to coffee drinkers at the Study Coffeehouse. In addition, Shandy and Melanie held a Halloween movie fundraiser for CNETS Canada on October 20th.

Fort Frances—it’s all in the family! Diane Angus, Manager of the Fort Frances Subway and mother of Shandy will use our special coffee cups and promote NET cancer at Subway.

New Brunswick—Annette Jonah, New Brunswick’s support leader has been using the special coffee cups at her church to promote more knowledge about NET cancer.  She has also delivered packages of information including in the CNETS Canada patient handbook to local doctors to promote more awareness about NETS.  Anette has written an article about NET cancer which she hopes will be published in her local newspaper.  Lastly, she is hoping to have a display at her local mall.

Spot the Zebra – CNETS Canada’s Spot the Zebra campaign, initially launched in 2013, will be broadcast over CNETWORKTV in more than 400 medical, health and fitness related offices across Canada for the month of November and into December in support of World NET Cancer Day.

Thank you to all CNETS Canada’s volunteers who have worked so hard to make World NET Cancer Day and Let’s Talk About NETs a Success!!

Our Partners

Thanks and appreciation to all CNETS Canada partners who supported “Let’s Talk About NETs” and World NET Cancer Day!

Dana Hospitality LP

Dana Hospitality LP is proud to support CNETS Canada at its Starbucks locations on Mount Royal University campus.

Shell Ottawa West

Shell, Ottawa West is pleased to partner with CNETS Canada in support of ‘World NET Cancer Day’ at its 4 locations.

March Rd Shell
720 March Rd
Kanata, ON
K2K 2R9
Carp Shell
2653 March Rd
Carp, ON
K0A 1L0
Greenbank Shell
2770 Iris St.
Ottawa, ON
K2C 3E5
Stittsville Shell
2145 Carp Rd
Stittsville, On
K0A 1L0


Second Cup / Barrhaven

Second Cup/Barrhaven is pleased to partner with CNETS Canada in  support of  ‘World NET Cancer Day’.


Ottawa Revera Retirement Communities revera_logo


Massage Addict Ottawa


Shoppers Drug Mart Wonderland Road South, London Ontario shoppers-drug-mart-logo


YMCA Central Branch London Ontario ymca-logo 


Wellspring London Ontario  wellspring-london


Study Coffee House


Subway Fort Frances


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Glengate Alliance Church