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The Tomorrow Project

Working Towards a Cancer-Free Tomorrow

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

“Why me? I’ve always eaten healthy foods.” “Why my mother/father? They’ve never even smoked!”  As everyone whose lives have been touched by cancer knows, these are the kind of questions that come to mind when someone is diagnosed.  The Tomorrow Project aims to find the answers to these questions – and that is why we’re … Read More

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Cookies for Cancer

Cookies for Cancer

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Last year, six-year-old Emma Fenwick was watching television when a news story about a dessert fundraiser for cancer piqued her interest. Emma excitedly asked her mother if she could do something similar, remembering that a family friend has recently passed away from brain cancer. Emma’s mother was fully supportive of her daughter’s interest in giving … Read More

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A Fitting Tribute to an Elite Athlete

Monday, July 30, 2012

At Strathcona Composite High School, a South Edmonton school of more than 1,500 students, it was hard not to take notice of the Schlosser family. I was fortunate enough to have attended Scona, and the University of Alberta thereafter, with four of the six Schlosser children. I must say I was amazed at how all … Read More

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Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

What a ride!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Yesterday I finished my first Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. What a remarkable experience it was. I had heard from colleagues that this weekend would be inspiring but nothing quite matched the feeling of being there, right in the middle of it. At the opening ceremonies at Spruce Meadows Saturday … Read More

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Opening the Door to New Fundraising Possibilities

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Non-profit organizations utilize a variety of different mediums to effectively reach their fundraising goals. The Alberta Cancer Foundation is no different— we use telephone, online, and other valuable fundraising methods to ensure that we continue to deliver on our promise of progress in cancer research, treatment, prevention and care.   This June, the Alberta Cancer … Read More

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