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Our blog features stories from some of the 53 Albertans and their familes who hear the words “you have cancer.” every day.

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Volunteer Spotlight – Qamar Hassan

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Our volunteers play a vital role in creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer. By helping at events, or offering their professional talents in our offices. Their hard work allows us to invest more time and effort into our vision of a cancer-free future. This month we would like to recognize Qamar Hassan, for all … Read More


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Living With Gratitude – Cancer Survivor Alexander Konowalchuk

Monday, March 1, 2021

“Even though it feels like your darkest hour, it’s not. In actuality, it’s the start of your recovery. It’s the start to getting things fixed.” The day Alexander Konowalchuk was diagnosed with cancer, he couldn’t help but feel relieved. For months, he had been feeling pain in his mouth and throat and doctors couldn’t figure … Read More


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Volunteer Spotlight: Vinisha Pandya

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Our volunteers play a vital role in creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer. By helping at events, or offering their professional talents in our offices, their hard work allows us to invest more time and effort into our vision of a cancer-free future. Vinisha Pandya is one of our valued volunteers in Edmonton. She … Read More


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A 7-year-old donates over $300 to the Cross Cancer Institute

Thursday, February 11, 2021

  Growing up, cancer was a topic that was openly and frequently discussed around Hunter-Lee. Years before she was born, her paternal grandpa, Cyr Poitras, had passed from cancer and her paternal grandma Denise Helfrich was diagnosed as well. When she was only six weeks old, her maternal grandpa, Mike Beletic (who she lovingly called … Read More


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Volunteer Spotlight: Kyle Heemskerk

Friday, January 15, 2021

Our volunteers play a vital role in creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer. By helping at events, or offering their professional talents in our offices, their hard work allows us to invest more time and effort into our vision of a cancer-free future. There are no words to say how much our volunteers, our donors, … Read More


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