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Check out some of the upcoming events supporting the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

The Albertans Helping Albertans Movement

Hold an event that will support the patients who need it most, no matter where they live or the type of cancer they are facing.

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Event Calendar

Check out some of the upcoming events supporting the Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Albertans Helping Albertans

Hold an event that will support the patients who need it most, no matter where they live or the type of cancer they are facing.


Create an Event

Hold an event that will support a specific program, cancer centre or cancer type. You choose!


Volunteer

Register for, or donate to, an existing event.


Register for an Event

Volunteer for an existing event.


Upcoming Events

Jan
1
Wed
Westlock Country Jamboree 2020
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – Dec 31 @ 12:00 am

A music social country Jamboree, funds donated are from 50/50 sales. This annual event is hosted once a month, every third Sunday, except for December.

Feb
3
Mon
Birdies for Kids – Matching Program
Feb 3 @ 12:00 am – Aug 31 @ 12:00 am

This year, we were chosen as one of the benefiting charities for the Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids matching program. Even though the Shaw Charity Classic has been cancelled for 2020, they will continue to support their chosen charities. Meaning that any donation, large or small, benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program will be matched up to 50%. This matching program will help leverage our donations even further during this time. Last year, the Patient Financial Assistance Program was accessed more than 4,933 times by over 926 families across Alberta.

Cancer can be a huge strain on the finances. People are often forced to cash in their retirement funds and use up their savings to make ends meet during treatment. The costs can be so overwhelming that some patients will decide against having life-saving therapy and instead choose a lesser treatment as they simply cannot afford the out-of-pocket expenses for items such as medications, medical supplies, transportation, accommodations and child care. Thanks to individuals like you, patients and families are able to receive financial support during their treatment so they can focus on what matters most – healing.

How to make a donation:

Credit Card: https://shawcharityclassic.com/donate/albertacancer

Cheque: Please make cheques payable to “Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation” Memo: Alberta Cancer Foundation and mail to: Suite 1700, Bow Valley Square III, 255 – 5th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P

If you have any questions about your gift, please reach out to Michelle Body at 403.828.7044 or email michelle.body@albertacancer.ca.

 

Apr
12
Sun
Give’r Project 2020
Apr 12 2020 @ 12:00 am – May 1 2021 @ 12:00 am

The Give’r Project is about having fun, challenging ourselves and staying healthy while supporting people facing cancer and their families.

Register here: https://p2p.onecause.com/giverproject/home

We are cyclists, runners, swimmers, dancers, walkers…Canadians of all kinds just giv’n’er toward our vision of a world free from cancer. Some of us are committing to athletic challenges like riding, running, swimming, or walking until we reach that bold vision. Get Creative! Commit to learning a new language …or commit to your donors to lose that pesky 15 lbs and begin eating healthier. Whatever you choose, only the money that we raise for those facing cancer matters.

Launched during the pandemic when countless fundraising events have been cancelled, Give’r Project is a platform for Canadians to challenge themselves while supporting cancer research and the life-changing work that goes on at their local cancer centre. When you register you can direct your funds raised to any of Alberta’s regional cancer centres…from the large primary care centres at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre to our 15 other regional cancer centres in Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Hinton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and more.

Similar to other Peer2Peer fundraising events you are familiar with, we’re all agreeing to challenge ourselves in a new way. Starting April 12th, 2020, the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, Team Give’r began our commitment to cover 8,000 kms cycling, running, swimming and walking…either together or on our own. This was the planned distance of Terry’s cross-Canada odyssey beginning in 1980…cut short by lung cancer. If you want to join us just register with STRAVA, join the club Team Give’r, and start moving!

Get creative and personalise your Give’r Project. It’s meant to be inclusive of everyone…young and old and athletes and non-athletes alike. Whatever you choose, let your donors know you are committing to a challenge to honour their support for this cause that affects us all at a time when the funding is needed more than ever.

What’s your Give’r Project?

Apr
16
Thu
Isolation Run for Health Care Workers
Apr 16 – Nov 30 all-day

Anyone and everyone is invited to Register, Share, Donate and support our health care workers across the world who are going to war each day. ITS FREE TO REGISTER!

Keep your distance out on your next run and encourage someone to donate to our cause. Run inside your home, in your backyard, on your condo balcony…whatever it takes and whatever it means for you to be safe.

Are you a seasoned, veteran runner with little fundraising experience? Are you a new runner or jogger who believes you can train and run for an hour straight without stopping? Maybe you want to run every day for a month without a day off, and accumulate a certain amount of total miles or kilometres?

Right now there is no finish line in sight in our collective battle against the COVID-19. But every small thing you do will go a long way towards helping our cause.

May
1
Fri
May 1 – September 27th – Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge @ Your own neighborhood
May 1 @ 12:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has turned VIRTUAL!

Did you know that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon raises $600,000 to $1,000,000 for up to 90 charities every year? The Alberta Cancer Foundation is one of those charities! You can help us build a better and stronger community by participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

All races run right through the heart of your neighbourhood for you to experience the city’s breathtaking views, new finds and western hospitality when you run, walk or wheel in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5k or 50K . The new virtual component ends September 27th.

When you complete your registration consider a gift, large or small, to make an even bigger difference for Albertans facing cancer at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Every dollar counts and 100% raised will come back to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, even credit card processing fees.

When you register, there are a number of prizes you can win, along with the ability to raise SCENE points when you fundraise for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. If you aren’t interested in the prizing, you can register for FREE as a virtual fundraiser and participant!

Simply click the link https://raceroster.com/events/2020/23445/scotiabank-calgary-marathon-2020?aff=YRHHY&aff=YRHHY to register and choose the Alberta Cancer Foundation to support upon signing up! Join us to make a real difference for patients facing cancer across the province!

May
11
Mon
Cancer Fundraiser in Honour of my Grandmother
May 11 – Oct 1 all-day

In honour of Jenny’s grandmother passing away May 10, 2020, she has put together enamel pins and a loving bandana to raise funds for kindy cancer care initiatives.

Visit the below Facebook for more information to purchasing these items!

http://facebook.com/hopnflop

 

Aug
1
Sat
Albertans Helping Albertans Silent Auction @ Online
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Thank you for considering supporting us in our Albertans Helping Albertans Online Auction, taking place August 1-31, 2020. Our goal is to highlight the best Alberta has to offer, by featuring note-worthy local businesses and unique experiences across our community.

This link will be active August 1st: https://givergy.ca/acf2020 

Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t stop during a pandemic. And it is our goal to continue raising funds to support Albertans facing cancer through these times, with a focus on financial support. 53 Albertans hear the words ‘you have cancer’, every single day. As the largest provincial health foundation in Alberta, we are uniquely positioned to help you make an immediate difference and impact for your friends, neighbours and loved ones facing this disease.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this initiative. Together, we can make a difference for Albertans facing cancer.

Mark your calendars! We will be launching this initiative August 1st, 2020.

Li’l Albertans Helping Albertans
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

What is the Li’l Albertans Helping Albertans Summer Camp?

Get ready to learn new skills and participate in exciting activities, all while supporting Albertans facing cancer. Did you know that every day, 53 Albertans hear the words, “you have cancer”?  Thanks to you, we can offer three words in return, “we will help”.

Over the course of five days, we will e-mail you five interactive activities for you to participate in. Through these e-mails and activities, you will learn about the Alberta Cancer Foundation and how you can support cancer patients and their families. You can complete the activities in any order you like and on your own time. Do them all in one week, or save them for a rainy day – it is up to you!

Learn more and register here! https://p2p.onecause.com/lil-albertans/home

The Great Alberta Road Trip @ Alberta
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is the official fundraising partner for the 17 cancer centres across the province. This road trip gives you the opportunity to learn more about these communities, while exploring close to home!

If you are eager to get outdoors and spend the summer exploring Alberta – grab a group of friends or family and take a road trip through Alberta, make stops at the 17 cancer centers we are partnered with and raise funds for Albertans facing cancer. You can browse our suggested route guide, which includes some of the most scenic spots to be found in our province.

WHAT IS THE GREAT ALBERTA ROAD TRIP?

This new initiative is open to those looking to embark on a summer road trip, while enjoying the beauty Alberta has to offer. It is a fun way to give back to the community while you embark on your summer adventures! Here is how you can participate:

Take a road trip through the province, and learn more about the 17 communities that these centres live in, and the beautiful areas that surround them.  This is your chance to pledge to explore our province while fundraising for Albertans facing cancer.

Register here: https://p2p.onecause.com/great-alberta-road-trip

Albertans Helping Albertans Putting Fore a Purpose @ Province-wide
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – Aug 31 @ 11:30 pm

WHAT IS PUTTING FORE A PURPOSE?

This new virtual fundraising initiative is open to all Albertan residents looking to support Albertans facing cancer, while enjoying a round of golf with their friends this August. Think of it as a month-long social distanced golf tournament for a good cause! There are two ways you can participate:

  • Day of Golf: We have partnered with various Alberta golf courses, who will be dedicating a Day of Golf to drive awareness and raise funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
  • Virtual Golf Initiative: You and your group can designate a round of golf at a course of your choosing, by pledging a donation in support of Albertans facing cancer.

Whether you dedicate a round through our Virtual Golf Initiative, or participate in one of our partnering courses Day of Golf events, the rules are simple:

  • Book a tee time and pay your green fee as you normally would.
  • Register on our official site (still to come) and make a recommended donation of $50 or over per golfer.
  • If you sign up through a Day of Golf – you will be given your bag tag and a golf cart flag at the course, to show you are golfing for Albertans facing cancer. If you are joining the Virtual Golf Initiative and would like a bag tag, we can arrange to have those delivered to you at home.
  • Print off an official “Putting Fore a Purpose” score card and submit your round via social media to be eligible for various prizes using #puttingforeapurpose.
  • Play a fun round of golf. Coordinate a group of your favorite golfers and set up challenges to create some friendly completion. If you want to get real competitive, challenge each person to pledge an extra donation for lost balls, mulligans, double bogies or highest net score.
  • Check out our Albertans Helping Albertans silent auction (still to come), open from August 1st – 31st, 2020, highlighting Alberta’s tourism industry and bid on unique experiences to support the beauty of our province and all it has to offer.

By registering a corporate group in our virtual golf initiative, you can practice physical distancing while getting out on the links, and making a difference in your community. Considering working with one of our public course partners to book a group of tee times to bring your employees together in a restriction-friendly way. Host a series of challenges to raise funds and create some friendly competition among your staff and stakeholders.

Aug
25
Tue
Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic South – Postponed Until 2021 @ Country Hills Golf Club
Aug 25 all-day

Welcome to the Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic

This event has been postponed until 2021. To make a donation, please visit: https://giving.albertacancer.ca/acfgc/donate

Golf Committee Co-Chair – Kham Lin, Tom Crist

Committee Members – Dallas Crist, Robbie Crist, Larry Knorr, Audra Rawlinson Ford, Paul Walker, Rose Viscount

In 2016, the longstanding Don LaBerge Memorial Golf Classic joined forces with the Golf for the Cure in memory of Janice E. Crist. The tournament was a huge success and raised $50,000 for the Patient Financial Assistance Program to make life better for Albertans facing cancer. Together these tournaments joined forces with the Alberta Cancer Foundation to kick off the 1st Annual Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic in 2017. With the help of our supporters and generous donors, over $830,000 net has been raised for patients facing cancer across the province.

The Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic supports the Patient Financial Assistance Program, a program that gives financial support to patients and families facing cancer, so that they can focus on what matters most – healing.

Visit: albertacancer.ca/acfgc for more information.

 

Sep
12
Sat
Legacy Walk 2020 @ Your city, your hometown, your favourite trails
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day

Join Us In 2020!

Welcome to the third annual Legacy Walk for Cancer – this year going virtual due to
COVID19!

We are walking for all of those who can’t, who have gone before us, and who will do battle
with this dreaded disease. One in five people will have to face cancer personally in their
lifetime.

On the weekend of September 12 & September 13, we will each be committing to walk a
minimum of 27 kilometers at our own pace, and in our own cities. This distance is equal to
that of the Legacy Trail that runs between the Banff Fairmont Springs and the Coast Plaza in
Canmore. Walkers will have their choice to do the distance over one day, or spread their
journey out over 2 days.

We have a training schedule that we can provide to help you go the distance. Courtesy of the
‘Running Room’, you will be provided with a coupon to help you get the gear you need to get
walking!

Our goal now for 2020: to help motivate people to get out and get active during COVID, while
raising funds for a need that never goes away: the battle against cancer. We have also waived
the minimum fundraising requirement for this year.

In 2018, our inaugural year, our small group of walkers raised a remarkable $15,899. In
2019 this increased to just over $17,000.

Help make a difference by joining or donating today!

Date: Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13

Location: Anywhere & Everywhere (Approximately 27 KM)

 

Sep
19
Sat
Fight Against Cancer
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

On September 19, 2020, participate in a 21KM virtual run /walk, held in memory of Gurmeet Randhawa.

This virtual event allows participants of all ages to take part from the comfort of their neighborhoods! Raise funds for the Cross Cancer Institute to make a big impact on Albertans facing cancer. Thank you for committing to giving more moments to Albertans and their families facing cancer!

Nov
5
Thu
Big Blue Sky Gala – North – Postponed until November 2021 @ J.W. Marriott, Ice District, Edmonton
Nov 5 all-day

This event has been postponed until November 2021.

From north to south, east to west, Albertans have one thing in common – a love for their province, their people and their communities. Known for our friendliness, resilience, generosity and good citizenship, Albertans have a lot to be proud of.

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce the Big Blue Sky Gala – an event that celebrates all things Albertan, while providing support to our friends, family and neighbors facing cancer in our province. This inaugural event taking place in both Calgary and Edmonton will celebrate Alberta’s land, history, and diverse cultures in everything from music, art, sport and cuisine. From its rich landscapes, golden grain fields and clear blue skies, Alberta is a beautiful place and we can’t wait to showcase all it has to offer and all we can accomplish, together.

Learn More

Nov
19
Thu
Big Blue Sky Gala – South – Postponed until November 2021 @ Big 4 Roadhouse, Calgary Stampede Grounds
Nov 19 all-day

This event has been postponed until November 2021.

From north to south, east to west, Albertans have one thing in common – a love for their province, their people and their communities. Known for our friendliness, resilience, generosity and good citizenship, Albertans have a lot to be proud of.

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce the Big Blue Sky Gala – an event that celebrates all things Albertan, while providing support to our friends, family and neighbors facing cancer in our province. This inaugural event taking place in both Calgary and Edmonton will celebrate Alberta’s land, history, and diverse cultures in everything from music, art, sport and cuisine. From its rich landscapes, golden grain fields and clear blue skies, Alberta is a beautiful place and we can’t wait to showcase all it has to offer and all we can accomplish, together.

Learn More

Past Events

Mar
19
Tue
Alida and Leah’s Cancer Quest
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

On March 19th at 12:30pm Alida and Leah are putting on an assembly at Prairie Waters Elementary School. They want to share with students and their community what they have learned, how to take action and make an impact. Alida is shaving her head in an attempt to raise more money for research and Leah is dying her hair bright green! They have actively engaged other kids in the school and formed a cancer club. Through this club they have organized a bake sale at their school on February 28th, & March 1st as well as a Loonie Drive March 11-15th. They even have some teachers who may shave their head and Alida’s Oma has agreed to shave her head as well!

Event Website

May
4
Sat
Win4Skin Bowling Night @ Plaza Bowling
May 4 all-day

Together, with your incredible participation and support, we’ve raised more than $370,000 over the past nine years in support of research and cancer patients across the province. We’ve played hockey and golf, bid on auction items, celebrated at our annual banquet, and this year we can’t wait to do it all again.

Event Website

Aug
16
Fri
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Evraz
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Evraz

The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation Presented by Evraz. It’s an epic Ride with an epic impact.

Join thousands and ride for two days over 200 kilometres, raising vital funds for cancer research and care. It’s a challenge—and it’s meant to be! But all you need is a bike, helmet and the determination to make your epic impact.

BE EPIC in 2019 and register for The Ride. Together, cancer is no match for us!

Donate Today

Aug
27
Tue
Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic @ Country Hills Golf & Country Club
Aug 27 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic @ Country Hills Golf & Country Club

The 3rd Annual Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic will be supporting the Patient Financial Assistance Program, a program that gives financial support to patients and families facing cancer, so that they can focus on what matters most – healing.

Together, on August 27, 2019 at the Country Hills Golf Club, we have the power to change lives, one swing at a time! Join us and become a partner or register a team today.

Event Website

Oct
12
Sat
Taylor Bell Memorial Fundraiser @ 4th Spot Kitchen and Bar
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are getting organized for our 5th Annual Taylor Bell Memorial Fundraiser which is being held October 12th, 2019. It is hard to believe we have hit the 5 year mark! This event has been so successful thanks to the wonderful donations we have received over the last 4 yrs. We have managed to raise over $60,000 so far to benefit Young Adult Cancer Canada and The Tom Baker Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic. To learn more, please visit our website.

We lost our daughter, Taylor Marie Bell to Acute Myeloid Leukemia on December 23, 2013. She was just 20 yrs. old. Taylor was treated at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre here in Calgary. The doctors and nurses were wonderful and they did their best to help us all through this tragic 8 month ordeal. At a time when most young adults are becoming independent, going away to school, choosing career paths, and maybe considering marriage and a family. Young adults affected by cancer are, instead, coming to terms with chemotherapy, radiation, prospects of infertility, and potentially moving back to live with their parents. This, as you can imagine, can be a very isolating experience during an already traumatic time. In Taylor’s memory, we are committed to helping other families who may be facing a similar situation. We see ourselves as advocates for this wonderful yet vulnerable and sometimes misunderstood group of young people between the ages of 18-39 years.

We were also invited to share our story in the Alberta Cancer Foundation magazine “Leap”, a publication about Alberta’s cancer free movement. https://myleapmagazine.ca/2015/09/01/staying-strong-for-taylor/

 

Mar
21
Sat
Lorne Howes Memorial Clay Shoot @ Silver Willow Sporting Club
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am

The friends and family host a clay shoot every year in memory of Lorne Howes. The event will once again be hosted at the Silver Willow Sporting Club and is organized by Randy Howes. This year, the event will be hosted on March 21st, 2020.

This event will be supporting Provincial Research in Alberta.

May
1
Fri
May 1 – September 27th – Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge @ Your own neighborhood
May 1 @ 12:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has turned VIRTUAL!

Did you know that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon raises $600,000 to $1,000,000 for up to 90 charities every year? The Alberta Cancer Foundation is one of those charities! You can help us build a better and stronger community by participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

All races run right through the heart of your neighbourhood for you to experience the city’s breathtaking views, new finds and western hospitality when you run, walk or wheel in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5k or 50K . The new virtual component ends September 27th.

When you complete your registration consider a gift, large or small, to make an even bigger difference for Albertans facing cancer at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Every dollar counts and 100% raised will come back to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, even credit card processing fees.

When you register, there are a number of prizes you can win, along with the ability to raise SCENE points when you fundraise for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. If you aren’t interested in the prizing, you can register for FREE as a virtual fundraiser and participant!

Simply click the link https://raceroster.com/events/2020/23445/scotiabank-calgary-marathon-2020?aff=YRHHY&aff=YRHHY to register and choose the Alberta Cancer Foundation to support upon signing up! Join us to make a real difference for patients facing cancer across the province!