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 to be available through an endowment. Together, we will create more moments for sarcoma patients across the province.
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!
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.
Women in Seismic Engineering (WISE) coming together to make a difference for breast cancer patients at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. This year there are 73 golfers and the team is hoping to raise $3,500!
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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/
Gord Downie continues to be a poetic and musical inspiration to the world. Musical hosts Soul’d Out and headliner Trickle Down look forward to seeing you on October 17th for the second annual GEDfest: celebrating the life of Gordon Edgar Downie and the music of the Tragically Hip. Please help us honour Gord Downie, who the world lost to glioblastoma, and raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
For the month of November, #4 Fire Station members are growing moustaches and collecting donations in support of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
GRIT celebrates local unsung heroes. Bree Howling, a Professional Boxer (1-0) is one of these heroes. Bree Howling’s father is fighting leukemia. Amidst getting stem cell tested to see if she is a match to donate to her father, Bree Howling is on a mission to raise money for local cancer patients. In collaboration with UNDRCARD Boxing Studio, DYNAMIC MOVEMENT LAB and Amplified Athletics, GRIT is organizing an charity event to raise money for this cause.
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Bald-Faced Cocktail Competition is an event that is sure to hype up the city of Calgary!
On November 10th, Bald-Faced Cocktail Competition will be hosting signature cocktail competition to highlight a new product available to the Alberta market. Ten bartenders will create signature cocktails using the product for judging by a panel and then to be auctioned off to public attendees. The event will be held at Proof Cocktail Bar.
Attention: the time has now changed from 1:00 PM to 12:00 PM.
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