Last Call for Driven to Quit Challenge

February 24, 2015

Huron County, ON – February 28, 2015 is the last day to enter the Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge. Those who are planning to quit smoking, or have recently quit, can register for their chance to win the grand prize of a new car and other cash prizes, in addition to winning many health benefits.

Participants sign up and are asked to stay smoke-free for the month of March. Should they be successful in staying smoke-free and their name drawn, they will either win a Nissan Sentra SR, a Toyota Corolla S or a Scion tC as the grand prize or one of seven secondary prizes of $1000.

“The majority of smokers in Ontario want to quit,” says Julie Verch, Public Health Nurse at the Huron County Health Unit. “Research has shown that if people who smoke can quit for one month, they are five times more likely to remain smoke-free for good. Contests like The Driven to Quit Challenge provide that extra motivation for people to make that quit attempt.”

For more information or to sign up for the Driven to Quit Challenge visit or call the Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline at 1.877.513.5333. For more information on local quit smoking supports and services available, please contact the Huron County Health Unit at 519.482.3416 or toll free 1.877.837.6143.


For more information:
Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Co-ordinator, 519.482.3416 ext. 2023 or email:
Our spokesperson is: Julie Verch, Public Health Nurse.


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)