Winter 2022 Progress Report
What does impact mean to you? For us at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, it means creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer. More birthdays. More celebrations. More memories. More time with loved ones.
This impact, these moments, would not be possible without the generosity from donors like you. Thank you for making the following – and so many more – stories, breakthroughs and moments possible.
The Ongoing Impact of Generational Giving
After losing their daughter, Sheryl, to cancer, local and generational philanthropists Philip, Harriet and Stuart Libin wanted to find a meaningful way to keep her memory alive.
In hopes of helping all Albertans facing cancer, they donated $3 million to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer research and clinical trials at the new Calgary Cancer Centre. The Philip and Harriet Libin Auditorium, named in their honour, will offer tremendous impact to patients by housing patient advisory meetings, support groups and lectures and that’s only the beginning.
Philip & Hariet Libin
Alberta Cancer Foundation Donors
Delivering Impact Province-wide One Pedal At A Time
The Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer is back, better than ever and ready to make the biggest impact possible for cancer patients across the province.
Customized to suit your needs (with various distances available), your comfort levels (with both an in-person and virtual option) and the Alberta cancer centre of your choice (choose one of the 17 centres across the province) this is your year to Tour!
Ringing the Bell With Real-Life Impact
Thanks to Alberta Cancer Foundation donors and the tremendous care she received at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Ashley rang in the new year by ringing the bell at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre signaling the end of her active treatment. This is real-life impact and it’s thanks to you.
A New Kind of Impact
Have you ever wanted to learn more about cutting-edge research, taking place at this very moment?
Subscribe to the recently launched i-MPACT podcast to hear from researcher, Dr. John Walker, as he interviews some of the brightest minds in cancer research about the leading-edge immunotherapy movement and the impact it’s having on cancer patients right here in Alberta.
Dr. John Walker
The Impact of Images on Enhanced Patient Care
Over the past 13 years as the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Chair, Dr. Frank Wuest and his team have developed novel radiotracers and paired them with exquisite PET images to determine the most effective way to treat tumours at a molecular level.
This type of personalized approach to cancer care ensures the right treatments are used for the right person at the right time. Now, the team is looking to establish a radiotherapy research program to deliver even more impact for Albertans facing cancer all thanks to a $5 million gift from Dianne and Irving Kipnes.
Dr. Frank Wuest
Dianne & Irving Kipnes Chair