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Upcoming Events

Aug
20
Sat
Cameron Daye Memorial Golf Invitational @ Turner Valley Golf Club
Aug 20 all-day
Cameron Daye Memorial Golf Invitational @ Turner Valley Golf Club

To make life better for sarcoma patients, more research is needed. My family and I have been working with the Alberta Cancer Foundation to raise funds specifically for full-time resources for sarcoma research. Together, we will create more moments for sarcoma patients across the province.

Every year, 150 Albertans are diagnosed with sarcoma, with children and young adults disproportionately accounting 15 per cent of cases.

In the summer of 2019, Rangeland Engineering partnered with the Alberta Cancer Foundation on the creation of the Cameron Daye and Catherine Pearson Sarcoma Fellowship Fund. Valued at approximately $2.7 million, the fund will be put toward groundbreaking sarcoma research initiatives. Funds will be spent on projects in Alberta — one of the first is immunotherapy treatment research, conducted by Dr. Michael Monument at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine — across Canada and abroad.

As sarcoma is rare, it is the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s goal to ensure that every sarcoma patient is recruited into this prospective research through iSARP, and outcomes measurement program. Clinical research capacity will be structured around the following priorities: an electronic web-based sarcoma database; prospective and retrospective patient data collection; database integration with clinical care portals; standardized outcome measurements; dedicated site-based clinical research personnel; and participation in sarcoma research.

The mission is to establish a first-in-kind, integrated, collaborative program of dedicated sarcoma research in Calgary focused on: a network of sarcoma knowledge generation; new therapeutic discoveries; patient-focused outcomes; personalized therapies and; leadership in prospective clinical trials. The goal is to become a centre of excellence for sarcoma research and patient care in both pediatric and adult sarcomas here in Alberta.

Our overall vision is to improve personalized therapeutic opportunities, survival, and patient-oriented outcomes for Alberta sarcoma patients.

A gift to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of sarcoma research helps position you as a leader in our province. Whether you make a personal gift, become a corporate sponsor, or attend the Cameron Daye Memorial Golf Invitational — your incredibly meaningful gift would translate into opportunities to see improved care and better outcomes for our loved ones, friends and neighbours.

To sponsor, donate or learn more, visit: https://p2p.onecause.com/cameron-daye-memorial

Running 4 A Cure – Ultra Marathon
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Hearing those word “I have cancer” is devastating. It was a cool July day in 2021 when Reid Johnson sat with his parents and was delivered the news that his father has esophageal cancer.

Reid Johnson is participating in the Black Spur Ultra Marathon to raise funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. This 54Km trail race includes three trips over the mountain, with a total elevation of 2230 vertical meters. We hope you can help support an organization that does so much for our fellow Albertans.

Read more about Reid’s journey here: About – Running 4 A Cure

Donate now here: Running 4 a Cure – Ultra Marathon (onecause.com)

Thank you for your support, this year my father will be cheering me on!

Aug
23
Tue
AGAT Foundation Charity Classic @ Bearspaw Golf Club
Aug 23 all-day

Join us on August 23, 2022 at Country Hills Golf Club!

We are excited to announce that as of January 2022, the AGAT Foundation generously assumed leadership and administrative support in hosting the existing Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic.

The AGAT Foundation looks forward to continuing the legacy established by all of the incredible years in the past and will continue to support Albertans and their families facing cancer through Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program.

For sponsorship, in-kind donation, golfer registration or auction support, please contact Kelly Howard at howard@agatlabs.com or at 403-736-2056.

We invite you to join us on August 23, 2022 at the Country Hills Golf Club, as a corporate partner, donor or foursome. Together, we have the power to change lives, one swing at a time. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Patient Financial Assistance Program.

To make a donation, visit: www.albertacancer.ca/agat/helpingneighbours

To get involved in the tournament, visit: www.charityclassic.agatfoundation.com

Aug
27
Sat
Edmonton Elks Fight Cancer @ Common Wealth Stadium
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

TOGETHER, THE EDMONTON ELKS AND ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION WILL TACKLE CANCER!

WHEN: August 27th, 2022 at 5:00PM
WHO: Cancer Patients and Survivors
WHERE: Commonwealth Stadium


During this game, The Edmonton Elks will be featuring survivors, patients tackling Cancer, players, employees, and fans whose lives have been touched by cancer. We invite current patients, survivors, and their family and friends to join the Edmonton Elks to help show their support and compassion. The first 100 patients and/or survivors to respond will receive a free ticket to attend the game, and be welcomed to go on the Elks field during the half time show. The Edmonton Elks will also provide a link to purchase tickets for friends and family, in the same section.

If you have any questions, or would like to attend the game as a patient, survivor, or a family member, please email kelsi.mckinnon@albertacancer.ca

WE CAN DO MORE. WHEN WE DO IT TOGETHER. NOBODY CROSSES CANCER ALONE.

 

Sep
10
Sat
MAD DASH FOR THE CURE @ MAD Fitness
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

MAD Fitness in Onoway is so excited to announce that the MAD Dash is back!  This year we are supporting the ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION.  Far too many people are affected by cancer and it is our goal to raise money to help Albertans diagnosed with this terrible disease.

Oct
1
Sat
Cam Clarke Ford Airdrie Breast Cancer Bronco @ Cam Clark Ford Airdrie
Oct 1 – Nov 15 all-day

With a donation of over $10.00, people can sign a custom wrapped “Breast Cancer Bronco” at Cam Clarke Ford Airdrie. The Bronco will be available for signatures from October 1 – November 15, 2022.

100% of funds raised will be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Terwillegar Trail Run and Walk 2022 @ Riverbend Community Hall
Oct 1 @ 7:45 am – 7:45 pm

Together we will make a difference for Albertans facing cancer.

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we announce that the 10th anniversary edition of the Terwillegar Trail Run and Walk will be held on Saturday October 1, 2022 in beautiful Terwillegar Park.

The TTRW is understandably the highlight of the year for us, however we would like our anniversary to be an extra special event so we’re busy planning the walk and run courses, breakfast menu, activities for the kids, great anniversary swag and more. Please stay tuned.

Our focus, as in past years, is to raise badly needed funds for the many Alberta men who are battling prostate cancer as well as those supporting them through their challenge. Funds raised in the last 9 years through the generosity of participants, volunteers and sponsors have directly and positively impacted research into new and exciting diagnostic and treatment innovations.

Please save the date. We’re looking forward to seeing you on October 1. Please visit us at https://www.terwillegartrailrun.com

ABOUT US

Who are we?  We are the PLTC Multisport Foundation.  We were not “founded” or “formed” but evolved organically over many years, drawn together by the sheer magnetism of friendship, camaraderie and an abiding passion for physical activity and personal challenge. We are as close to a family as you can get without having the same last name.

This year’s event will, once again, enthusiastically support the crucial work of those dedicated to finding new and innovative tools and strategies that will make life better for Albertans facing prostate cancer.

Many thanks to those who provided feedback on previous events. With the help of your input, we believe every future Terwillegar Trail Run and Walk will provide an even greater opportunity to challenge yourself and to enjoy the company of friends and family while making a difference for the 43 Albertans who hear the words “you have cancer” every day.

COURSE DESCRIPTION/INFORMATION – 7.5KM WALK

The walk will begin at the trail head at the end of Riddell Street, at the top of Terwillegar Park. Event participants will be escorted to the start location from the Riverbend Community Hall by race volunteers.

At the trail head, walkers will descend into the park on a wide, smooth gravel trail that opens onto an open field.  At the bottom of the hill, the route will follow the park perimeter trail for about 4 km; the trail is wide, smooth and suitable for trail-style strollers.

There is one aid station on the walk route at about the halfway point. After circling the park the walkers will return up the hill along the trail and through the residential streets to the Riverbend Community Hall for post-walk refreshments.  Race volunteers will escort walkers through the 7.5 km course. The walk is dog-friendly as Terwillegar Park is an off-leash area.

COURSE DESCRIPTION/INFORMATION – 10KM RUN

The run will begin at the trail head at the end of Riddell Street, at the top of Terwillegar Park. Event participants will be escorted to the start location from the Riverbend Community Hall by race volunteers.

The trail immediately gets gnarly, narrow and cluttered with roots and rocks. Participants quickly descend to the bottom of the river valley, which opens to a large field. Over the next kilometer, the trail narrows and frequently intersects the park perimeter trail as runners dodge in and out of trees. To prepare participants for the grind ahead two aid stations are on the course, the first is at the 3.3km mark.

After leaving the aid station, the run course features single track sections of trail, meandering around numerous ponds and punctuated with short, steep climbs.  This part of the trail is littered with roots and rocks that will challenge runners.  Much of this section is completely sheltered by low-hanging tree coverage along the way.  The second aid station is at the 6.3 km mark, it will be a welcome sight to participants after a tough sustained climb out of the river valley.  After a short out and back, a long smooth trail descent will eventually cross the park entrance road. The trail finishes with a steady climb out of the park to the start/finish and a short walk back to the Riverbend Community Hall for post-run refreshments.

PARTICIPANT AID STATIONS

There will be two aid stations on the course: the first one will support both the run and walk participants, the second will support the run. The aid station will be manned by two volunteers at each station, and refreshments and trash containers will be available to runners.

Aid station #1 – At 3.3 km on the run course and walking route, along the perimeter road on the north side of the park.

Aid Station #2 – At the 6.5 km mark on the run course at the Heffernan Drive trail head.

Have a wonderful time in the park! Thank-you for participating and making this event a tremendous success!

Social Media Links:

https://www.terwillegartrailrun.com/

https://twitter.com/trail_walk?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/terwillegartrailrunwalk/

https://www.facebook.com/TerwillegarTrailRunAndWalk/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIKpAQtoQBxDkhaiWVfzKnw

Oct
2
Sun
Axegirls.tv Burn Battle Charity Tournament 2022 @ True North Axe Throwing
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Axegirls.tv on YouTube features lives and careers of Axe throwing women around the world. Each axegirl will choose a charity they would like to raise funds do. Funds raised from this event will go towards Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge in honoring and support of family members and friends who have either fought and beat cancer, are fighting it now or have lost their life to cancer.

 

Oct
7
Fri
The Pink Class @ Martinson Health + Athletics
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 6:45 pm

Arrow Fitness Coaching welcomes participants to join The Pink Class, a series of 3 fitness classes offered in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Attendees can join classes with a minimum $10.00 donation, with all proceeds going to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Each class is 45 minutes in length and open to all ages, fitness levels and genders. Pink refreshments will also be offered.

Wear pink to show support!

Class Dates: October 7, 14 and 21, 2022

Sign up on martinsonhealth.com

 

Oct
15
Sat
GEDFest @ The Rooftop YYC
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm

“Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in.” – Gord Downie

Welcome to GEDfest: celebrating the life of Gordon Edgar Downie, and the music of the Tragically Hip. Gord Downie continues to be a poetic and musical inspiration to the world.

On October 15th, Tragically Hip Tribute band Trickle Down is playing at The Rooftop YYC. with all proceeds being donated to the Calgary’s newest Cancer Centre through the Alberta Cancer Foundation. This new addition to the OWN.CANCER campaign will make an incredible difference here in Calgary.

Please help us honour Gord Downie, who the world lost to glioblastoma, and raise awareness and funds for cancer research. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Calgary Cancer Centre. Together, we identify the greatest needs and the biggest opportunities to improve patient experience.

At the root of everything he did, Gord Downie embodied courage. We honour Gord by revisiting his powerful words that continue to lend courage to those who need it most.​

To learn more, visit: http://www.gedfest.ca. To donate, visit here.

Oct
16
Sun
Plaza Dental Clinic Walk for Breast Cancer @ Muskoseepi Park
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The clinic is raising funds to help fight breast cancer. Most of our staff are women and many of their friends and families have been affected by this disease.

To do this, the staff at the clinic will be walking 10km.

Oct
22
Sat
Team Parkes Home to Hospital Walk
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Event details:

October 22, 2022 – Starting @ 10:00am

Kevin was diagnosed with Birkett Lymphoma in November 2021. This was a huge shock as Kevin was fit and healthy and had been hiking in the Rocky Mountains the week before his diagnosis.

Following surgery and treatment during an 8 week stay in hospital, the cancer is now gone.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude for saving Kevin’s life and we are asking our friends, families and anyone in our networks to help us raise money for tomorrows cancer patients.

The treatment that Kevin received isn’t specific to Canada. It’s a treatment, that through research and trials is given to all patients across the world.

The Cross Cancer Institute not only treats cancer patients but they also conducts research and trials to find new treatments and hopefully one day a cure.

By donating to the Cross Cancer Institute you are not only helping their patients but also patients around the world.

On October 22nd we will be walking from our home to the Cross Cancer Institute, which is a journey that Kevin’s family made multiple times a day for 8 weeks, visiting him during treatment.  This is a trip that many people make every day from their homes whilst living with a cancer diagnosis.

We welcome you to donate or join our team and help us fundraise.

With much love

Team Parkes

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007489121373

Nov
4
Fri
Magical Moms Comedy Night @ Strathmore Civic Centre
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

It’s time to take back the power cancer has over us.

The Magical Moms are a group of moms who raise funds to fight cancer and support patients in our area who are undergoing treatments. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the Calgary Cancer Centre.

We are accepting donations as well as hosting a stand up comedy show.

The Boob Tour is a Stand Up Comedy show that will make your sides hurt from laughing!

The 2 main philosophy’s of The Boob Tour are:
1. Raise awareness and funds for all cancers, including breast cancer.
2. Promote comedy and the power of laughter

Check out our event here: https://fb.me/e/1TrUjjOff
Strathmore Boob Tour Comedy Show

To make an online donation please visit:

Check out Magical Moms’ team fundraising page for Alberta Cancer Foundation (owncancer.ca)

Nov
5
Sat
Impossibilities Incorporated! @ Camrose United Church
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy an amazing evening of MAGIC, COMEDY and other surprises.
Entertainment for all ages and any funny bone!

Family Focus Hocus Pocus!
All proceeds from this show will be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Maybe with a little MAGIC and your kindness and generosity, we can make cancer DISAPPEAR!

Tickets will be available June 1st on EVENTBRITE and at the door.
General seating.

Nov
7
Mon
Shopping for a Cause
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 14 @ 11:30 pm

Event Details:

November 7 – 14, 2022 from 10:00am – 11:30pm

Join us in Shopping for a Cause!

Individuals, and businesses, selling will donate a portion of their proceeds to help support the Cross Cancer Institute.

For more information please visit 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/674232233943367

Nov
13
Sun
Bald-Faced Cocktail Competition @ Calcutta Cricket Club
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event details:

November 13, 2022

Bald-Faced Cocktail Competition: Presented by Appointed Imports

An Unapologetic Challenge that highlights the boldness, creativity and passion of the Alberta mixology scene,

An afternoon in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the bold, creative work they perform and the courageous, passionate people they assist in their battles through illness.

Some of Alberta’s finest bartenders will be tasked with creating unique, inventive cocktails, presenting them to a panel of judges and auctioning off their creations to the live crowd. Silent auction items from terrific businesses around Alberta will be available to bid on, snacks and drinks in the amazing setting of Calcutta Cricket Club, and all for a donation upon entry.

Nov
30
Wed
November Living Benefits Awareness Fundraiser
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun filled evening highlighting men’s mental health, living benefits and top financial strategies from industry professionals followed by complementary pizza and a social mixer.

100% of beverage sale proceeds will go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation!

Dec
7
Wed
The annual U of A Engineering Head Shave… is back! @ ETLC Solarium
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, from 10:00AM-3:00PM
Where: The University of Alberta, Edmonton – ETLC Solarium

Since 2003, the University of Alberta Engineering Students’ Society has raised more than $405,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation with our annual Engineering Head Shave event. This year, we hope to raise an additional $30,000 to change the lives of Albertans and their family’s facing cancer. 

Please create your own personal fundraising page and join the Engineering Students’ Society in our 19th Annual Engineering Head Shave on December 7, 2022!

Note: to create your own page, or join another page, please click ‘Register’ on the top right-hand corner. Once registered, you will have the ability to create your own fundraising page or join someone else’s. Happy Fundraising and thank you for your support of Albertans Facing Cancer!

History

The University of Alberta Engineering Head Shave dates back to 2003 when Ron Wicentowich, father of Gary and Graeme Wicentowich (Electrical Engineering 2006, Mechanical Engineering 2008) was diagnosed with cancer and passed away on February 11, 2004.

Louis Bezuidenhout, a past Engineering Students’ Society (ESS) executive and friend of the Wicentowich family, organized Razored for Ron, a charity head shave. On November 1, 2003, Razored for Ron raised over $12,500 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and featured 36 participants. This included the three-year-old cousin of the Wicentowich brothers, who was the youngest person ever to participate in an Alberta Cancer Foundation sponsored head shave. A large number of engineering students, including ESS executive, were involved in the event.

In 2004, the first Engineering Head Shave, as we now know it, was organized. Much of the organization of the event was based on Razored for Ron. Overall, the 1st Annual Engineering Head Shave and Engineering Hair Dye raised $13,064 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation, far surpassing their original goal of $5,000.

The Engineering Head Shave has become an annual event proudly put on by the Engineering Students’ Society at the University of Alberta.

To date, the Engineering Head Shave has raised over $405,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation to invest in a better future for patients and their families at the Cross Cancer Institute.

Jan
1
Sun
Cannibale Community Cocktails @ Cannibale Bar & Barbershop
Jan 1 – Mar 31 all-day

From Janaury 1 – March 31, 2023, $1.00 from each feature cocktail will be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Fund raised will go to the Patient Financial Assistance Program – helping cancer patients focus on healing rather than making ends meet when faced with a cancer diagnosis.

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Jan
12
Thu
The Maple Leaf Athletic Club (MLAC) Fundraiser 2023 @ Various Arenas
Jan 12 – Mar 1 all-day

The Maple Leaf Athletic Club’s  first Hockey Fights Cancer pink game was in November 2014 and was hosted by the REM 15AA team. They raised over $14,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and personally presented the cheque and have the honor of having their names on the donors wall at the Cross Cancer Institute. The funds raised were done so by all 19 players who worked hard for the cause as many of them had family members who were fighting cancer or lost someone close to them.

Since then, the MLAC Executive have made it mandatory for each team to allocate one regular season game to Hockey Fights Cancer and we encourage the players, coaches and parents to participate in raising funds. 100% of the funds raised at the games are donated back to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Last year our 9 teams raised $59,805 after not having our Pink Games for 2 years due to Covid. We also present 1 of our 9 teams our Pink Game trophy, it goes to the team that raises the most for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Thanks to everyone who will help us again this year.

Donations for the event can be made through The Maple Leaf Athletic Club (MLAC) Fundraiser 2023 (onecause.com)

GAME DATES:

Thursday, January 12th        U13AA Pursuit of Motion Pursuit @ 7pm @ Millwoods A vs KC Columbians

Sunday, January 22nd         U16AA Lenbeth Weeping Tile @ 5:45 pm @ Millwoods B vs St. Albert Royals

Tuesday, January 24th        U15AA Traxx @ 8 pm @ Castledowns A vs St.Albert Bears

Thursday, January 26th      U15AA Alumni @ 8 pm @ Terwilligar D vs SSAC Pro Hockey Life

Sunday, January 29th         U18AA Go Logo @ 1:30 pm @ Confederation vs Lakeland Panthers

Saturday, February 18th    U13AA Trusted Trades @ 7:45 pm @ Millwoods B vs SSAC ATB Wealth

Saturday, February 18th    U18AA Screw Piles @ 5:15 pm @ Confederation vs Wainwright Polar Kings

Sunday February 26th        U15AAA Scott Pump @ 6:15 pm @ Terwilligar A vs SSAC Southgate Lions 

Tuesday, February 28th      U17AAA Beverly Optimist @ 8 pm @ Castledowns A vs SSAC United Cycle Bulldogs