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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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Swift Olliver

Click for the Cure with Swift Olliver!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Swift Olliver is leading the charge in Calgary’s local music scene as one of the cities fastest growing and most talked about up-and-coming bands. After an incredibly warm welcome in November 2013, Swift Olliver has been making waves around the city – winning over $10,000 in local singing competitions, being featured on Calgary radio stations, … Read More

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FIT colorectal cancer screening test

FIT test helps to detect colorectal cancer sooner

Friday, January 17, 2014

Screening tool now available for average-risk Albertans EDMONTON – A new, easy-to-use colorectal cancer screening test is now available across the province, aimed at saving lives by detecting cancer earlier. The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) – a home stool test with no dietary restrictions – is now the primary screening test for average-risk Albertans between … Read More

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Purple with a Purpose

Purple is the New Pink

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jody Mathon, Kim Tilley, Keri Emin and Tamara Serediak are four friends who share more than a close bond and a penchant for the colour purple. All have lost a parent to pancreatic cancer over the past six years and decided that it was time to take a stand against this disease by raising awareness … Read More

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Kookum Algina’s Stomp for Cancer

Kookum Algina’s Stomp for Cancer

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cindy Monias and her family bundled up on a cold and snowy day for a trail ride to honour her grandmother who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Her family can relate to the financial stress that comes with treatment and wanted to help others at the Cross Cancer Institute in need who are in similar … Read More

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Susan Ockey

The benefits of mindfulness therapy

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Breast cancer survivor Susan Ockey remembers the day during a yoga and meditation class when the subject of breathing came up. “At that moment, I realized I had not actually taken a real breath in years. I had run through the cancer surgery, the treatments andhe physical recovery of breast cancer- multi-tasking every aspect, barely … Read More

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