This giving season you can give in a different way
By sending a meaningful, symbolic gift to a friend or loved one, you can SPARK THE NEXT BIG IDEA in research or EASE THE CANCER JOURNEY for Albertans facing cancer.
From Grande Prairie to Lethbridge to Fort McMurray and Canmore, your gift can support Alberta’s 17 cancer centres that span all corners of the province, including two state-of-the-art centres: the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. And from the common four cancers of lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate to the rarest diagnosis, from adolescents to adults, your gift can support all Albertans facing any cancer diagnosis to get the best possible treatment and care, right here at home.
Cancer doesn’t care if she can’t afford groceries or that his veins are hard to locate, requiring multiple, painful pokes each treatment. Cancer doesn’t care that it’s particularly overwhelming for adolescents and young adults navigating the health-care system after a diagnosis. But you care. Your gift can help ease the cancer journey for Albertans through programs like the Patient Financial Assistance program, helpful technology to reduce patient discomfort, an adolescent and young adult patient navigation program and the choice of a paper journal or app or to empower patients to track and manage their own health, symptoms, appointments, and questions. Your gift can help to ease the cancer journey for all Albertans facing cancer.
Having access to enhanced treatment options, novel clinical trials, state-of-the-art technology, and world-class, caring clinicians give Albertans facing cancer the best chance for more moments with their loved ones; moments that can lead to meeting their new-born grandchild, celebrating their daughter’s wedding, graduating from University, or finally taking that dream vacation. Your gift to more moments can give Albertans access to the best there is to offer and funds to continue striving for more.
World-class researchers right here in our province are continually seeking ways to improve treatment and quality of life. Students and clinical fellows are learning to follow in their footsteps to develop expertise and bring forward new ideas to investigate. Your gift can provide innovation in research and development of people to spark the next big idea right here in Alberta, getting us closer to our shared vision of a cancer-free future.