While Covid stopped many things, it didn’t stop cancer.
Fortunately, it also didn’t stop innovation or a commitment to making sure we have the very best right here at home. In fact last year 52,440 people donated, inspired to help create more moments for Albertans facing cancer. And because of you, our donors, we were able to respond to the urgent needs of Albertans and the 17 cancer centres that serve them.
Thank you for your generosity and commitment, despite the challenges in our province and the world. In a year that brought us heartwarming stories of frontline heroes without capes, you were also one of those heroes.
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.