This year, we were chosen as one of the benefiting charities for the Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids matching program. 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 Pitt at 403.828.7044 or email email@example.com.
Bellerose Composite High School is partnering with the Alberta Cancer Foundation to host their 18th Annual Bike-a-Thon fundraiser on June 17, 2021. All funds raised will make a difference in the lives of Albertans facing cancer, bringing earlier detection, improved treatments, enhanced quality of life and prevention strategies to patients.
Thanks to the support of generous Albertans like you, the Cross Cancer Institute has not only been able to deliver specialized care to those facing cancer, but continually pushes the pace of discovery with cutting-edge technologies and research that delivers results to Alberta’s cancer patients faster. For many patients and their families, the Cross Cancer Institute will forever hold a special place in their hearts for the compassionate care they received during their cancer journey.
For the past 17 years, Bellerose students and staff, families, friends, and community members have come together to support the Albertans who will hear the words “you have cancer” every day. With your help, they’ve raised over $2.93 million since 2004.
This year, the students and staff hope to continue creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer. Please consider making a donation. Your support brings the best in prevention, screening, research and care to Alberta’s cancer patients. Together, we are making a difference.
Help Mme Smith reach her retirement project to raise $20,000 for the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton.
Mme Smith has had several family members, friends and colleague who have been touched by cancer. A few have been patients at the Cross Cancer in Edmonton, which is what inspired her to start this fundraiser.
Mary will be doing a 25 kilometer walk in her neighborhood to raise funds for breast cancer research at CCI. This will be her 12th year fundraising for breast cancer. She has previously taken part in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, Bust A Move and has been doing an individual 25 km walk to raise funds.
Chase the Cure YEG is a group of race car drivers, crew, family and friends whose goal is to raise awareness for the many kinds of Cancer that impact us every day. Everyone we know has been affected in one way or another by Cancer. Some are fighters of this disease, some have fought and won and some have left us too early due to Cancer.
Welcome to the Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic
Golf Committee Co-Chair – Kham Lin, Tom Crist
Committee Members – John Bunting, Dallas Crist, Robbie Crist, Larry Knorr, Audra Rawlinson Ford, Pam Simpson, 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 $1,000,000 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.
For more information contact Michelle Pitt (Body), 403.828.7044 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer is in support of the most courageous and brave Albertans who have shown their Alberta strength through a cancer experience. Those with us. And those we’ve lost.
The event will be virtual and held on August 28th. You can cycle from anywhere and any distance in support cancer research and care delivered by Albertans, for Albertans.
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.