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Event Calendar

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.

Create Your Own Event

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

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Register for, or donate to, an existing event.

Volunteer

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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

Jul
1
Mon
Detail and Donate! Provide Hope @ In the NIK of Time
Jul 1 2019 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Detail and Donate! Provide Hope @ In the NIK of Time

In The Nik of Time Auto Detailing is raising funds for the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. $10 from every detailing package starting at $149.99 will go towards supporting patients and their families who are currently facing cancer. Detail your cars, SUVs, Vans, Trucks, RVs, Fleets, Boats and Motorbikes!

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.

 

May
1
Fri
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!

Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K @ Anywhere in Alberta!
May 1 @ 5:52 pm – May 31 @ 6:52 pm

The Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K is a virtual, province-wide fundraiser that raises funds for the 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres.

You can participate by joining a team or as an individual and committing to run or walk 5k! You will also choose which cancer centre you would like raise funds for- from Fort McMurray, to Red Deer to Lethbridge.

The Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K is a fun and safe way to practice social distancing while supporting fellow Albertans facing cancer. Whether you are an avid runner whose previous events with the Foundation have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, a beginner debuting your running career, or an Albertan wanting to walk to make a positive difference in your community, this event is suitable for all ages. You can participate by running on a treadmill or on your favourite path while practicing social distancing!

This virtual event can take place anytime between May 1 – May 31, 2020.

Learn more, and sign up today at albertacancer.ca/virtual5k/

Aug
8
Sat
Give a Breath 5k Run and Walk
Aug 8 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Give a Breath 5k run/walk virtual race 2020! We invite you to take part in helping raise awareness and donations toward early detection and a cure for Lung Cancer. Register to take part in this year’s virtual race. Each participant will receive a virtual bib and link to join our race via Strava. There will be prizes for top fundraisers and for the top 3 male and female racers!

Aug
15
Sat
Down & Dirty 5KM Obstacle Course – 2020 @ Sunridge Ski Hill
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Down & Dirty 5KM Obstacle Course at Sunridge Ski Hill on August 17, 2019 – benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation to be invested in the Cross Cancer Institute.

Note: Specific heat times to be released.

Aug
25
Tue
Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic South @ Country Hills Golf Club
Aug 25 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to the 4th Annual Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic

Golf Commitee Co-Chair – Kham Lin, Tom Crist

Committee Members – Vikram Bakshi, 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 4th 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 25, 2020 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.

Visit: albertacancer.ca/acfgc for more information.

 

Sep
12
Sat
Third Annual Legacy Walk for Cancer 2020 @ Fairmont Banff Springs - Starting Point
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome to the Third Annual Legacy Walk for Cancer! We will be walking the 27 kilometers from the legendary Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel, to the beautiful Coast Canmore Hotel, on the stunning ‘Legacy Trail’. This walk is a fully supported venture, with pit stops, lunch, water / sports drinks and snacks provided: we have crew and a support team to help us. Limited seats available.

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

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.


JOIN US

November 5, 2020 at the J.W. Marriott in the Ice District in Edmonton

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

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.


JOIN US

November 19, 2020 at the Big Four Roadhouse.

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
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!