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March 2020 Group of the Month: Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders work in the most dangerous areas of the planet

Here at Contactsforless.ca we support the most important non profit organisations in the world. There is no group more dedicated ot helping those in need than Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Yes, have donated over $25,000 so far. What is even cooler is that over 7% of those funds have been donated to Doctors Without Borders.

So, Canada – we invite each and every one of you to buy your contact lenses online with us at Contactsforless.ca and you can:

  • Save money like crazy
  • Buy from the #1 best contact lens website in Canada
  • and help save the planet and save lives at the same time!

How and why do we donate so much money to save the planet? Here is CEO Paul to explain everything in less than a minute!

 

Learn more about Doctors Without Borders (read below):

Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in some 70 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events—such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters—overwhelm local health systems. MSF also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care.

 

MSF is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization that aims first and foremost to provide high-quality medical care to the people who need it the most. It does not promote the agenda of any country, political party, or religious faith. Morevover they endeavor to communicate its history, background, and capabilities to all parties in a given situation so that it may gain the necessary access to populations in need.

To learn more about this amazing group, go to their official website directly and read all about them!

 

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February 2020 Group of the Month!

We support efforts to eradicate Alzheimer’s disease!

We are proud to be supporting with our profits the Alzheimer Society Canada. A group so focused on doing good this regards, we must name them as the group of the month for at least one month a year. This year, it is February 2020 when you get to choose them as the default group.

Of course you always get to choose any group you wish to support. Cick here to see our entire list because it is always YOUR choice where OUR MONEY GOES.

CEO Paul has the latest on our group of the month (check it out) and of course we are always so happy to be serving our wonderful, loyal customers here in Canada!

Have an amazing February, and keep supporting the #1 best contact lens website in Canada!

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Suicide Rates For Canadian Women Rise

Girl serious Canada

Suicide Rates for Women Are Concerning

Contactsforless.ca supports efforts to curb suicide and the reasons are numerous. In fact in 2015 along, there were almost 5,000 reasons to focus on this as a key issue here in Canada. Read more below:

More men die by suicide than women in the U.S. and Canada on a yearly basis. However, the rate of suicide is rising among women more quickly than men in both countries. Women who die by suicide increased by 50% between the years 2000 and 2016. In the same period, men only increased by 21%, this information according to a a recent study by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.

“The narrowing in the ratio of male-to-female suicide rates reflects the accelerated increase in female suicide rates compared with male suicide rates beginning in 2007,” the study reads.

In other words, women are being affected far worse over the past decade than men. There are many theories as to why this is so. But one thing is for sure. We need to step in and assist groups and communities to help women and all people who are suffering.

Suicide by the numbers in Canada are similar

In Canada, we are seeing a very similar and disturbing pattern. In 2015, suicide claimed the lives of 3,269 Canadian men and 1,136 women.

Fardous Hosseiny, the national director of research and public policy at the Canadian Mental Health Association, broke down the numbers for Global News. “Suicide rates are still higher in males, but the percentage change over 2011 and 2015 show in males there’s been an increase in 12 per cent and for women an increase of 15 per cent,” Hosseiny said.

What causes a higher increase for suicide among women? Women are more likely to experience domestic violence and of course single-motherhood (abetted by absentee “dead beat” dads)  causes stress on levels that many men cannot even relate to.

We here at Contactsforless.ca support the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and we hope you support them too. Together, we can help our most vulnerable Canadians. Remember that 51% of all net profits go to the charity or non-profit that YOU choose. Of course we suggest you go with our default – group of the month. They could really use your help and so could thousands of Canadians who are at risk.

For a more detailed assessment, view Global TV’s well-written article plus video interviews on their website.