How We Are Different

How We are Different

Our Purpose: To inspire our community to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer by giving to innovations in detection, treatment, research and care.

We have a big story to tell. From Fort McMurray to Medicine Hat–no matter where in Alberta you live or what type of cancer you face, we will help.

Our donors ensure patients receive the best possible care, in the best possible place. World-class treatment, right here at home.

We ignite cancer research. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the bright minds within Alberta Health Services and our university partners, we help researchers speed up the pace of discovery and answers questions in new, important ways.

We are a fundraising organization that connects donors to the priorities that will make a difference for Albertans facing cancer.

Cancer Centres: Closer to home

From the Lethbridge skyline to the canola fields in Barrhead – we stand alongside every Albertan who hears the words, “you have cancer.” Directly supporting the 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres – including the Cross Cancer Institute and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre – we make a difference in the lives of patients in every community.

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Cancer Journey: All types, every step

Denise's Cancer Journey

We stand alongside patients during every step of their cancer journey, no matter the type of cancer they are facing. By investing in groundbreaking research and programs, we power progress for all patients.

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We Stand with Patients During Their Cancer Journey

I truly believe, after my stage 4 cancer diagnosis, I would not be here in this positive physical and mental state today without the support from the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the expertise of my amazing health care team at Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

- Randy Thompson, a cancer survivor, who was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal and liver cancer at age 55.

My wife Jan died in February 2012. Jan was a wonderful mom, grandma, wife and a good friend to all. She would be happy with what we’re doing. I’ve already received thank you letters from people who benefited from the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program and it’s heartwarming.

- Tom Crist, donor Patient Financial Assistance Program

My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 50 and she lived with it until she was 81. When people are faced with a diagnosis, they inevitably have a lot of questions. Being able to reach out to a patient navigator just brings people peace of mind and that makes me and my family feel good.

- Keith MacPhail, Donor Patient Navigator Program

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