February 15, 2024, marked International Childhood Cancer Day, which raises awareness of childhood cancer and how to support children, adolescents, survivors, and their families. In Canada, nearly 1,000 children receive a cancer diagnosis annually, and almost 84% of children survive cancer five years after diagnosis - a rate that is expected to improve with advancements in treatment.

In honor of International Childhood Cancer Day, Amazon hosted special events at our facilities in Dartmouth, NS (the DYH1 delivery station), and Lachine, QC (the YUL2 fulfilment centre). In Halifax, the event welcomed esteemed guests from IWK Foundation and local influencer Sheridan Ingalls in Lachine, the Fondation Charles-Bruneau was joined by celebrity guest Neev from Season 2 of the hit Prime Video show LOL: Qui rira le dernier.

At DYH1, employees delivered a $33,000 cheque to the IWK Foundation – a donation made possible by the station's victory in Amazon's North American Amazon Goes Gold Volunteer Challenge.

Irfan DYH1
Sheridan Ingalls and Children
Amazon Check Presentation
DYH1 Tour
DYH1 Smile Box
Amazon Check Presentation IWK Foundation

Meanwhile, in Lachine, employees from YUL2 and Amazon Canada’s Transportation Operations Management (TOM) team presented a $67,000 cheque to Fondation Charles-Bruneau. The local teams were also successful in the most recent edition of Amazon Goes Gold.

YUL2 Cheque Presentation
YUL2 Tour Photo
YUL2 Tour - Robotics Photo
YUL2 Cheque Presentation and Family Photo

The total awarded funds of $100,000 will support pediatric cancer research and support services, igniting hope and compassion within our communities.

Following the donation presentations, guests had the opportunity to tour the facilities. Witnessing firsthand the dedication and passion of our teams, they gained insights into the heart of Amazon’s operations and the dedication of Amazon employees to supporting their local communities.

To learn more about how Amazon has shown support for kids with cancer click here.