Nov 152010
 

The Canucks were recently involved with a night they dedicated to Hockey Fights Cancer, which is part of the NHL’s “Biggest Assist Happens Off The Ice” campaign. With it they shared a touching story about Ehrhoff’s father’s battle with cancer and the profound effect it had on his life. QuitNow BC is ramping up its annual quit-smoking campaign in an effort to help people quit smoking and ultimately reduce their chances of lung cancer.

Smokers who would like to quit can register for the 3rd annual contest and in turn become eligible for a grand prize of $5,000. It’s a big step to take so organizers are providing resources online and off to assist participants in reaching their goals.

  • Web: Sign up for online support with access to a global community of quitters at QuitNow.ca
  • Social: Find QuitNow on Facebook and Twitter
  • Telephone: The helpline provides counseling support in 130 languages 1-877-455-2233

“Each smoker is unique. Our overall objective is to provide smokers with tools proven to increase smokers’ chances of quit success,” said BC Lung Association Director of QuitNow Services, Jack Boomer. “The contest itself is an incentive; a reason for smokers to commit to quit, be it for the first or fifth time. In the process of registering for the contest at QuitNow.ca, we hope smokers will take advantage of the other QuitNow Services available to them.”

The QuitNow & Win contest is open for all those who sign up by January 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM.

In order to raise awareness for the campaign, QuitNowBC has asked us to give away two $100 gift certificates to the Canucks Team Store!

Two lucky readers will each win a $100 gift certificate to the Canucks Team Store to be used for anything – perfect for anyone looking to get a new jersey or get some Christmas shopping done.

Here’s how you can enter to win.

For one entry:

Leave a comment on this post. Share your thoughts about smoking, or your cancer-related story about fighting cancer and surviving it, or maybe your story about you or a friend’s battle with quitting smoking.

For another entry, post the following on Twitter:

RT and follow to enter to win $100 to the #Canucks Team Store from @QuitNowBC @canuckshockey & @mozy19 http://ow.ly/39GrH

We will draw for the winner on Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

  • Hank Lewis

    My grandpa was a chain smoker who died of health problems related to smoking. My grandma died before he did due to pancreatic cancer caused by 2nd hand smoke. I want those that smoke to quit for not only their own sake but for the sake of those around them. I am so glad my fave Hockey Team, the Canucks, supports this worthy cause. @LH604ever

  • http://twitter.com/getnewskins Algorithm Millwork

    When I was little, I asked my mom to quit smoking because it would make her sick. She did!

  • Jason Kellett

    My wife has been smoking since she was 12, when I met her we sat down and had a lengthy talk about how bad smoking was for her. She really wanted to quit, but everytime she tried she failed. When I stepped in and helped her out, it became easier for her to quit. Within a short time, she managed to quit and to this day she has been greatful.

  • Bellzy09

    I am a half-pack-a-day smoker, sometimes more if I’m drinking. But I’d quit on the spot for 5 grand. @Bellzy09

  • Otthobot

    My grandmother is 95 and is still unable to quit smoking. She started when she was 16. It’s hard to fathom how much money she must have wasted on cigarettes by now.

  • Otthobot

    My grandmother is 95 and is still unable to quit smoking. She started when she was 16. It’s hard to fathom how much money she must have wasted on cigarettes by now.

  • Matthew Bleasdale

    I was diagnosed with Leukemia when I was 8 years old. I went through chemotherapy, total body radiation, bone marrow transplant and finally Graft-versus-host disease before remission. Then when I was 12 cancer came back in my thyroid and I had that removed.

    I’m 26 now and doing fine, but you can understand why second hand smoke is one of my biggest pet peeves. You try to avoid it like the plague, but sometimes it hard – bus stops, outside business entrances/exits, patios, bbqs etc.

    I don’t want to smoke that nasty cigarette with you! and for God’s sake, please stay away from children!

  • Matthew Bleasdale

    I was diagnosed with Leukemia when I was 8 years old. I went through chemotherapy, total body radiation, bone marrow transplant and finally Graft-versus-host disease before remission. Then when I was 12 cancer came back in my thyroid and I had that removed.

    I’m 26 now and doing fine, but you can understand why second hand smoke is one of my biggest pet peeves. You try to avoid it like the plague, but sometimes it hard – bus stops, outside business entrances/exits, patios, bbqs etc.

    I don’t want to smoke that nasty cigarette with you! and for God’s sake, please stay away from children!

  • http://twitter.com/don4n Donald Foran

    I had my first cigarette at the age of 5 and have smoked a pack a day for 30 years.
    It has cost me thousands of dollars and my health.
    I have tried to quit many times but as of yet have been unsuckcessful (sic). Maybe this time…

  • Greenpigs

    I remember when I was about 5, I knew my grandfather smoked alot, whenever he called from china,the first thing I’d always say to him was “stop smoking!” and one year I asked my mom, “has grandfather stop smoking yet?” and she said yes. He stopped smoking because of my nagging.

  • b.lam

    Dear Smokers,

    Sometimes, it’s okay to be a quitter.

    Sincerely, Concerned for your well-being.

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