You can help, too.
With one in two Albertans being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four not surviving, we are often asked, “How can I help?”
From becoming a monthly donor, to holding a fundraising event, to making a major gift or leaving a gift in your will, there are many different ways to give – to help. Regardless of the type of gift you choose to make, the most impactful way to support Albertans facing cancer is by donating to our Urgent Needs fund.
What does this mean? Simply put, undesignated funds allow the Alberta Cancer Foundation to remain flexible in a world full of change. These funds can provide immediate impact by allowing us to respond to what cancer patients need today rather than having to wait for fundraising campaigns to be completed tomorrow. After all, new cancer treatments, research, support systems and ideas are being developed every single day. And, Albertans deserve access to the very best in treatment and care, close to home, as soon as it is available. Because, with cancer, every moment counts and everything we do, we do with one goal in mind: to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer.
Your support of our Urgent Needs fund will allow us to respond quickly when cutting edge research comes to light or when costly equipment must be replaced at each of the 17 cancer centres across the province. Such gifts support patients whose cancer journey has put them in a financial bind, and others who have ran out of all other treatment options and are turning to a clinical trial as a last resort, a last hope.
Because, as the past few years have highlighted, you never know what tomorrow will bring. But, what we do know is that a gift to our Urgent Needs fund will provide us with the agility to better help Albertans facing cancer and move us one step closer to a cancer-free future.