Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving - Alberta Cancer Foundation

Your gift to Albertans of tomorrow

Your legacy will offer hope for years to come

We see the results of gifts in wills to the Alberta Cancer Foundation every day. More people are surviving after a cancer diagnosis. More people are returning to their families, their communities, their lives. More people are being given more moments.

A gift in your will has the power to change the landscape of cancer care in our province.

Here at home, we have the brightest minds in cancer care and research, and we can leverage today’s breakthroughs and propel them forward – bringing the world’s best cancer innovation, treatment, research, and patient supports to our doorstep for the next generation of Albertans.

That’s the lasting impact you can have on Alberta’s future, when you leave a gift in your will to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

How to Leave a Gift In Your Will

Legacy Giving--Dr Michael Chu

Why leave a gift in your will?

We’re closer than ever to a cancer-free future. Leaving a gift in your will to the Alberta Cancer Foundation is a powerful way to shape the future of cancer care at home.
Why Leave a Legacy Gift?

Legacy Giving - May Pringle's Story

Touching lives, today and tomorrow: May’s story of giving

Funding research – it’s the only way we’ll improve cancer diagnosis and treatment now and in the future.

READ MAY’S STORY

Supporters Like You

Read about other Albertans, who just like you, are changing the landscape of cancer care, treatment and research by leaving a gift in their will.

Legacy Giving - Frank Lighthouse

Surviving and thriving: Frank’s legacy

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“It makes all of the difference to have the support of caring medical people. It’s comforting to be around them.” – Frank Lighthouse, cancer survivor and legacy donor. During my 32-year career as a forest ranger and park warden, I covered much of Alberta’s terrain. From horseback to helicopter and wildfires in between, I had … Read More


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Legacy Giving - Marg Richardson

Paying it forward: Marg’s story

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“I’m grateful for every moment of the 18 years Doug and I got to spend together. To every one of our health care providers, we could never thank them enough.” – Marg Richardson, legacy donor. We were married in 1981 and looked forward to years spent outdoors; we loved snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and enjoying the … Read More


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Legacy Giving - Joan Charbonneau

Ending Cancer for Good: Joan’s Story

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“Donating to the Alberta Cancer Foundation is very important to our family. Losing a granddaughter at the age of four is something you never get over. It is part of our legacy to her to help others.” – Joan Charbonneau, legacy donor. Cancer is a tragic part of our family’s story. My granddaughter died from … Read More


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Legacy Giving - Doirons

Tomorrow’s Cancer Treatments, Today: Jill and Charlie’s story

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“By giving to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, we know we’re making an investment in our children’s futures. And that just feels like the right thing to do.” – Jill Doiron, cancer patient and legacy donor. I was a busy working mom of three when a breast lump stopped me in my tracks. It was stage … Read More


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“We’d never been prouder of our daughter, Sonja.
In hospital with end-stage sarcoma, Sonja left a bequest to the Alberta Cancer Foundation to help cancer patients who needed financial assistance coping with their disease.
We were struck by the power of Sonja’s gift. She saw an opportunity to lighten someone else’s burden. That’s why we decided to include the Alberta Cancer Foundation in our wills. We chose to fund research into the cancer that took our daughter’s life.”

— Lynne & Keith Crowder, legacy donors