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!
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.
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.
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/
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.
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!