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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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Young Women Facing Breast Cancer: Marloes Prestie’s Story

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Sean Prestie met his wife Marloes in 2008 when she was visiting Edmonton, Alberta. Originally from the Netherlands, Marloes lived life to the fullest, and a sense of adventure brought her to travel across Canada. Sean and Marloes dated for five years, married in 2013 and lived in Calgary. Life was good but took an … Read More


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Why Chris Osicki gives back

Friday, September 23, 2022

In the fall of 2021, Chris Osicki’s Father, Edward, would be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was this diagnosis that inspired Chris to spread awareness and raise funds for prostate cancer in Alberta. Being from Red Deer, and with his Father being treated at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre, Chris decided to support the Alberta … Read More


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Legacy Giving - Frank Lighthouse

Surviving and thriving: Frank’s legacy

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“It makes all of the difference to have the support of caring medical people. It’s comforting to be around them.” – Frank Lighthouse, cancer survivor and legacy donor. During my 32-year career as a forest ranger and park warden, I covered much of Alberta’s terrain. From horseback to helicopter and wildfires in between, I had … Read More


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Legacy Giving - Marg Richardson

Paying it forward: Marg’s story

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“I’m grateful for every moment of the 18 years Doug and I got to spend together. To every one of our health care providers, we could never thank them enough.” – Marg Richardson, legacy donor. We were married in 1981 and looked forward to years spent outdoors; we loved snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and enjoying the … Read More


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Legacy Giving - Joan Charbonneau

Ending Cancer for Good: Joan’s Story

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“Donating to the Alberta Cancer Foundation is very important to our family. Losing a granddaughter at the age of four is something you never get over. It is part of our legacy to her to help others.” – Joan Charbonneau, legacy donor. Cancer is a tragic part of our family’s story. My granddaughter died from … Read More


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