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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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Giving Through Generations

Saturday, January 15, 2022

As children growing up in the mid-1940s, Phil and Harriet Libin learned about the importance of giving back from their respective families. The couple’s parents, Saul and Sonia Libin and Leo and Goldie Sheftel, donated whatever time or money they could afford to people in need. As a result, Phil and Harriet began volunteering in … Read More

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The Impact of Clinical Trials – Candace Cook Shares her Story

Friday, December 3, 2021

Candace has been living with cancer for over a decade. She was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer over ten years ago and then stage 4 over seven years ago. In that time, she has been through various treatments and clinical trials. She emphasizes how important these trials are, as she has been out … Read More

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The Power of Gratitude: Ashley Yoisten Shares her Story

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In January 2020, Ashley Yoisten, a young mother of two, didn’t expect her life to change forever. When the now 35-year-old began to notice irritation in her breast, she consulted her family doctor, who suggested she go for a mammogram. Although they were hesitant to do a mammogram given her young age, they decided that … Read More

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Remembering Julie Rohr

Friday, November 19, 2021

“Hi Julie, I have your lab results back, and I’d like to discuss them with you.” For Julie Rohr– a loving mother, sister, wife and beloved Albertan – a voicemail changed everything. Stage four cancer. This is how she described that moment, “My blood ran cold, my heart stopped for a second and then started … Read More

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Volunteer Spotlight: Randy Thompson

Monday, November 8, 2021

Randy Thompson is a volunteer and cancer survivor from Calgary. As the world entered lockdown in March 2020, Randy was diagnosed with stage 4 liver and rectal cancer. For over a year, he underwent chemotherapy and surgery. Fortunately, he has had the support of the remarkable health care team at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre … Read More

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