The Alberta Cancer Foundation is going back to basics. Supporting any Albertan who hears the words, “you have cancer” and helping to provide them with access to world-class treatment and care. You are the heart of our organization and your commitment to Albertans facing cancer is unwavering. The 2020 Report to our Community highlights some of the incredible progress taking place throughout the province – all made possible thanks to your generosity. Thank you for creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer.
We understand how important it is to make smart investments with your dollars – investments that have a clear impact on patients – earlier detection, improved treatments and quality of life.
Donor commitment has yielded real results. And we are proud of what we have accomplished together. Our donors allow the Alberta Cancer Foundation to push for breakthroughs and discoveries for all Albertans facing cancer. And you know what? The greatest thing about the progress we have made… is that it’s just the beginning!
The Alberta Cancer Foundation values transparency and accountability. We are efficient and responsible stewards of our donor dollars and invest in high-quality research and treatment that will improve and save lives.
We Stand with Patients During Their Cancer Journey
Going forward, don’t think that the only measure of success is a cure for cancer. This type of research will make treatments easier for people like me and improve our chance of success. That’s all I can ask for.
- Seven-time Ironman triathlete, Colin Hacket, diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer at age 34.
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.