Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

Birdies for Kids – Matching Program
Jun 1 – Sep 1 all-day

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 michelle.pitt@albertacancer.ca.

We Are Hair For You
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Bellerose Composite High School Bike-a-Thon @ Bellerose Composite High School
Jun 17 all-day

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.

Mme Smith’s Head Shave
Jun 22 all-day

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.

JHL Outdoor Ball Hockey Tournament
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all-day
Mary’s Neighborhood Walk 2021
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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 2021
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day

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.

Hollis-Haynes Hot Sauce Hootananny
Aug 1 all-day
Construction & General Workers Local 92 Golf Tourn-2021
Aug 6 all-day
Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic @ Country Hills Golf Club
Aug 24 all-day

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 michelle.pitt@albertacancer.ca.

Cameron Daye Memorial Golf Invitational
Aug 28 all-day
Cameron Daye Memorial Golf Invitational

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.

Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer @ Virtual
Aug 28 all-day

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.⁠

Aug 28 all-day

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.

Terwillegar Trail Run/Walk – 2021
Sep 25 all-day

Past Events

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!

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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.

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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.

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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/


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 – 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!