When someone asks us what sets the Alberta Cancer Foundation apart, our answer is simple. We are proud to serve all Albertans.

So, what does this mean?

As a provincial foundation, we have a big story to tell. We are proud to directly support the 17 Alberta cancer centres across the province and, we are Alberta’s largest philanthropic investor in cancer research and care.

What this means is that no matter where you live, no matter the type of cancer you face, no matter what stage you’re in, our donors will help. This distinction provides our donors with an extraordinary opportunity to make an even bigger impact. We know that cancer doesn’t discriminate by geography, and we know that every story, every cancer journey and every community is important on its own. Our province-wide mandate means that together with our partners in Alberta Health Services, we can support any Albertan who hears the words, “you have cancer.”

Thanks to the commitment of our donors, we are able to help provide world-class cancer care for all Albertans and we are dedicated to supporting all aspects of the cancer journey, from diagnosis to survivorship or palliative care. Simply put, we want patients and families to receive the best care in the best place and we are proud to invest locally as we power progress and accelerate discovery right here at home.

From Fort McMurrary, to Barrhead, to Medicine Hat, we are committed to ensuring that health-care professionals and researchers across Alberta have the resources they require to provide patients and their families with the best treatment and care available.

How do we make this happen?

Through our partnership with Alberta Health Services, Cancer Care Alberta and the universities in Calgary and Edmonton, we seek out and identify the projects and programs with the most pressing needs that will make the largest impact possible.

We want to connect donors to meaningful projects and gifts that will make a difference and we strive for innovation and to encourage discovery. We drive new ways of doing things, as long as it delivers on our core purpose – to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer, regardless of where they might live in the province.

This includes supporting groundbreaking research and enhanced care initiatives that will lead to advancements and provide real-life returns. Initiatives that will reduce risk, detect cancer earlier, provide better treatment options and improve patient and family quality of lifeand care.

In other words? We are uniquely positioned to accelerate breakthroughs and improve outcomes. And thanks to the support of our donors and health-care partners across the province, we have the potential to be a game-changing organization.

We know we can do more when we work together – and together, we are making a difference for patients across the province.