Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

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.

Oct
1
Thu
Desired Image Boutique Ltd Fundraiser @ Desired Image Boutique
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am

Desired Image Boutique is hosting a fundraiser for the month of October. They are encouraging clients to donate through selective products, with a portion of sales from those products to be donated to Breast Cancer through the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

YEG Industry Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to come together and create the first annual YEG Industry Breast Cancer Fundraiser. Those who wish to participate are welcome to do so by choosing one shift in October to donate their tips or a portion of their tips to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Please note donations are greatly appreciated from far and wide! Including non industry participants.

Additionally, I am taking on the challenge of completing a 10 km run on October 31st 2020, and I am collecting pledges as well, in honour of my beloved Grandmother, Sandra MacKay who was first diagnosed with cancer in 2012.

Help make a difference by donating today. Let’s reach or exceed our goal of $500 this year!

Thank you for your support.

Ashley Mercer

Oct
16
Fri
Angels vs. Demons Scrapbook Crop @ Treasured Memories
Oct 16 @ 12:00 am – Oct 25 @ 11:45 pm

Treasured Memories will be hosting Scrapbook Crop weekends in October 2020. 5% of all sales from those weekends will be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Oct
25
Sun
something2wear Virtual Fall Fashion Show @ something2wear (Virtually)
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

something2wear fall fashion show is going virtual, but in style of course!

We are doing 4 fashion show segments on Instagram Live on Sunday from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
We will be selling Mystery bags for $25 and $50, where 100% of proceeds will come back to the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program.

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.

Last year, the Patient Financial Assistance Program was accessed more than 4,933 times by over 926 families across Alberta.

 

Nov
1
Sun
2021 Balls, Boobs & Beer Calendar @ Online and Retailers
Nov 1 2020 @ 8:00 am – Jan 31 2021 @ 11:45 pm

The 2021 Boobs, Balls, & Beer Calendar’s mission is to aim awareness and share resources for mental health, men’s health, breast cancer and cancer support awareness. 50% of the proceeds raised will benefit the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Calendars will be available November 1 by visiting Xhale Brew Co website – coming soon!

Nov
28
Sat
Virtual Tour of the Magrath Mansion Fundraiser @ Magrath Mansion
Nov 28 all-day

Magrath Mansion in Edmonton is opening its doors and providing a virtual open house tour on November 28! Magrath Mansion will be decorated in Christmas theming, and the wife of the late owner Sid Braaksma will guide you through the house, sharing their adventures when restoring this historical home. In memory of the late Sid Braaksma, niece Korinda Kostiw and relative Ton Van Orizande, we ask that you donate to the Cross Cancer Institute.

Jun
25
Fri
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.

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.

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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!