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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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The Cost Of Cancer – Rose McCarroll Shares Her Story

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Rose McCarroll knows firsthand how overwhelming the cost of cancer can be. Rose lives in Blackfalds, AB with her husband Richard and son Adam. In 2014, her life turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cancer in her uterus. Though she underwent a hysterectomy to remove the tumours, it was later found that her … Read More

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Remembering Tracy Jenkins

Monday, January 27, 2020

They met as teens and spent the next three decades creating a life together. Children, grandchildren – good times. But in 2013 without any warning, Frank Jenkins’ wife, Tracy, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She underwent 40 chemotherapy sessions and other treatments. Sadly, as ovarian cancer all too often is, the diagnosis came too late. … Read More

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Grateful Patient at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

When Kathryn Furlan walked through the doors of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for the first time, she was afraid. But her fear soon disappeared thanks to the compassionate care she received at the centre. The bump appeared three years earlier but Kathryn Furlan’s doctor assured her it was nothing to worry about. On one … Read More

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Why Marg Richardson Donates

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

For more than a decade, Marg Richardson from Red Deer has been a committed donor of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. In 2008, she decided to make a gift in her will towards the Foundation. Her reason to support Albertans facing cancer is a personal one. Just months after they had gotten married in 1981, Marg’s … Read More

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