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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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Dream Team

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I was privileged to speak on behalf of Alberta Cancer Foundation donors today, at a news conference announcing a significant investment into glioblastoma research. The scientists involved in the project are being dubbed a “dream team,” made up of some of the country’s top minds in cancer research. They are all working together to find … Read More


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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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