Leap Magazine is the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s biannual publication that demonstrates how in partnership with the brightest minds in health care, we are making a difference for Albertans and their families facing cancer. From highlighting inspirational people to leading-edge research and initiatives that improve treatment options and quality of life for patients and their families, Leap magazine features real people to tell real stories that show the urgency and impact of our work.
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.