Every day, 53 Albertans hear the words, “you have cancer.” The Alberta Cancer Foundation aims to provide three small words in return – “we will help.” As the official fundraising partner for all 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres, including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, we are uniquely positioned to help provide the best treatment and care available to patients and their families facing cancer.
Thanks to the commitment of thousands of donors, we are Alberta’s largest philanthropic investor in cancer research and care, and we seek out opportunities that will have the greatest potential of helping those who are facing a diagnosis. We are the only health foundation in Alberta that supports and covers the entire span of the province and we support patients with any type of cancer, no matter where they live. We invest in ground-breaking research, programs and initiatives that will power progress and have real-life returns. Every investment we make is focused on our goals to reduce risk, detect cancer earlier, improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment, and enhance quality of life and care.
Our purpose is to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer by inspiring our community to give to innovation in detection, treatment and care. We are bold. We are patient-focused. We are Albertans helping Albertans. Together, we can make a difference.