As a significant volunteer of the Canadian Cancer Society –NL Division since it began in 1950, Mrs. Reid has contributed most of her time and effort to help those living with cancer. She had established the first fundraising campaign for the society, and door-to-door canvassing would be a fundraiser to continue for decades to come. She saw a need in the province for more programs and services that could help the society meet it’s objective of finding a cure, and improving the lives of those fighting cancer. Mrs. Reid helped to introduce an education program that involved visiting schools to educate youth in cancer causes and risks. This and other programs are still very active and growing in the province today.