Stories from Albertans

Denise’s Cancer Journey

This year, nearly 2,500 Albertans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Despite advances in treatment, almost 33% of those patients will die.

Trevor’s Story

Thanks to clinical research at the Cross Cancer Institute, Trevor is here today to share his story, to really show just how important your support is.

Dr. Brent Saik’s Story

Dr. Brent Saik and the 39 other brave hockey players will challenge the Guinness World Record once again and play The World’s Longest Hockey Game to support Terry Fox Research Institute's PROFYLE, a Canadian-led group of some of the top minds in pediatric cancer and gene sequencing.

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.

- Keith MacPhail, Donor Patient Navigator Program

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