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An Unforgettable Summer with HYRS

Thursday, December 11, 2014

My HYRS (Heritage Youth Research Summer Program) experience began with receiving the much anticipated acceptance call, only minutes before leaving for school on a beautiful bright spring morning in late May. My mom had initially answered the call as I was half eating breakfast, half trying to get more sleep on the kitchen table in preparation for the day … Read More

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Fruits and Vegetables: Nutritional Powerhouses

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fruits and vegetables are nutritional powerhouses! They are loaded with vitamins and minerals that help meet our nutrient needs and boost our immune system. Heard of the buzzword “antioxidants”? Fruits and vegetables are brimming with these cancer-fighting nutrients too. The more colors and kinds of fruits and vegetables you can pack into your diet, the … Read More

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Do the organizations you support achieve the impact you expect?

Friday, November 28, 2014

This year, the Alberta Cancer Foundation has chosen not to participate in the annual Moneysense Charity 100 survey. At the Alberta Cancer Foundation, we strongly endorse transparency and disclosure in the charitable sector. We also believe that Canadians need to be armed with meaningful information that allows them to make informed choices about where to … Read More

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Game of Thrones hits Sylvan Lake

Monday, November 10, 2014

You know when your neighbour leans over the fence and says “I’m afraid to ask,” that you’re onto a good thing. 2015 will be my 5th year of riding in the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation and I was looking for something creative to raise funds that could involve more people … Read More

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Alcohol and Cancer Risk

What’s the link between alcohol & cancer risk?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

You’ve probably read in a magazine or heard on the news that red wine has resveratrol, which prevents cancer. That means drinking wine is good for you, right? Not quite (unfortunately). The link between alcohol consumption and cancer risk is quite a bit more complicated than that. Firstly, while it’s true that red wine does … Read More

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