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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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Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Friday, May 25, 2012

Each year, hundreds of fundraising initiatives take place across the province to support the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s promise of progress in cancer research, treatment, prevention, and care. However, our foundation does have its share of highly unique fundraisers operating outside of Alberta in some interesting venues. Case in point— the Nunavut Women in Action walk … Read More


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Thank You Magda, Sue, and Bryn

Friday, April 20, 2012

Every Friday since August 2011, the Alberta Cancer Foundation has been privileged to receive assistance in completing various administrative tasks from volunteers Magda, Sue, and Bryn of Edmonton’s Winnifred Stewart Association.  These lovely ladies are accompanied each week by their supervisors Nichole and Glenys, and we are so grateful for their help in assembling countless … Read More


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Thank You Doris!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thank You Doris! Doris Pfeifle has been an incredible asset to the Alberta Cancer Foundation for the past 13 years. Through rain, sleet or snow, every week Doris volunteers at the Alberta Cancer Foundation provincial office, downtown Edmonton, and has completed more than 2,715 hours, an equivalent to 72 weeks of full-time employment! She is … Read More


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Thank You!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Although it is National Volunteer Week, the volunteer rockstars for the Alberta Cancer Foundation deserve credit all year round! They are truly the reason our organization continues to make an impact in cancer care across the province. Hundreds of Albertans each year organize, facilitate and run fundraising events to ensure a cancer-free future comes sooner … Read More


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Ryan McHenry’s story about his cancer diagnosis

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Listen to Ryan McHenry’s story about his cancer diagnosis at the age of 22 and how he visualized being on the golf course to help get him through treatment. Ryan shares his cancer journey and the importance of raising funds at events like the Cross Cancer Institute Golf Classic. ~ Myka Osinchuk    CEO, Alberta … Read More


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