Canadian Cancer Society

WestJet is proud to be the official airline partner of Canadian Cancer Society and the CIBC Run for the Cure.

How we support

Since the partnership began in 2013, WestJet has provided the gift of flight to assist the Canadian Cancer Society in reducing business administration travel expenses and bolstering fundraising activities across the organization.

In addition, WestJet, WestJetters, their families, and their friends have raised more than $721,833.34 for the Canadian Cancer Society through participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure and our custom-designed pink cause items.

Initiatives and highlights

CIBC Run for the Cure

Every October, WestJetters, along with their friends and families, including furry family members, participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. These funds help support cancer research, compassionate support services and advocacy on behalf of all Canadians.

Pink cause pieces for breast cancer awareness

During the month of October, you may spot a hint of pink sprinkled into our navy and teal. Since 2016, WestJetters have been invited to show their support by purchasing and wearing custom-designed pink items in uniform, at home and in the community, with 100 per cent of the sale price of the items going to the Canadian Cancer Society.

"It’s so amazing to work for an employer that cares so deeply about the breast cancer experience and having them support me through my personal experience. WestJet works so hard to bring families together during a challenging time for people. I really appreciated being able to have my own friends and family available to come visit when I was going through my own treatment. I’m just honoured to work with a company that will follow up with that commitment."
 Julie, WestJetter
"It means the world to me that my company, my WestJet family, backs us in the Run and that they are there to support everybody along the way, everybody out there working to do every little piece they can to help alleviate somebody’s stress."
 Shauna, WestJetter

About Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. They fund the brightest minds in cancer research. Their team provides a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, from coast to coast, and for all types of cancer. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society works with governments to establish health policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the disease. No other organization does all that they do to improve lives today and to change the future of cancer forever.

Canadian Cancer Society articles from our Newsroom

Get to know our other national partners

WestJet’s national partners are charity organizations that serve communities and families across Canada and the world.

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LiveDifferent offers dynamic school presentations, gap-semester experiences and engaging our employees through the WestJet LiveDifferent Builds program.

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Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home.

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