No matter where an Albertan hears the words, “you have cancer” we stand alongside them and offer three words in return – “we will help.” Your generosity allows us to bring these words to life as we work with our partners in Alberta Health Services to help provide patients with the best treatment and care available.

We are privileged to highlight some of the ways you are making a difference in all corners of the province and share the stories of fellow Albertans who have been impacted by your support.

Together, we are creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer.

Click the map to see some highlights from the past year.

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Grande Prairie

No Albertan should feel lost during their cancer journey. Thanks to you, the patient navigator program at the Grande Prairie Cancer Centre provided consults to 2,219 patients last year. This personalized approach to care ensures that patients are equipped with the support they require.

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Drayton Valley

Because of generous donor support, we can invest in ways that will ease the cancer journey and enhance patient care. Comfortable chemotherapy chairs and a refreshment station are available to patients receiving treatment at the Drayton Valley Community Cancer Centre, making the centre feel more like home.

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Lethbridge

Building excellence in health care means investing in the brightest minds and front-line care providers. Your support of the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge provided staff with access to advanced oncology training and education. This means they are able to provide the best possible care to every person who walks through those doors.

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Edmonton – Norm & Kathie Peterson

Norm Peterson began his journey as a caregiver in 2014 when his wife, Kathie, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Despite the many hardships that came with a cancer diagnosis, Norm found a sense of community at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton during Kathie’s treatment. With help from the experts in the Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, Norm and Kathie were able to enjoy, as Norm describes, an ‘idyllic trip’ together to France shortly before Kathie passed away in 2019. Norm remains grateful to the nurses, oncologists, and radiologists for the exceptional care Kathie received at the Cross Cancer Institute. You helped make this possible.

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Red Deer – Laura Stephan

After being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), Laura Stephan is grateful for the outstanding care she received so close to home at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre in her hometown of Red Deer. Her oral chemotherapy treatment allows Laura to go back to having a regular life, where she can continue to work and be a mother to her four boys. Because of you, no matter where an Albertan is diagnosed with cancer, we are there to support their journey.

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Calgary – Sara Boon

Your generosity is fueling progress and giving real hope to Albertans facing cancer. Albertans like Sara Boon. After being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing months of surgery and chemotherapy treatments at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Sara was able to enroll in a novel clinical trial. Although the trial requires her to take four pills a day, it has given her so much in return. While managing her cancer, she can now appreciate life’s precious moments, such as attending her daughters’ dance recitals or helping with their schoolwork. Sara’s story proves that by investing in Alberta’s scientific leaders, living well with cancer is possible.

No matter where an Albertan hears the words, “you have cancer” we stand alongside them and offer three words in return – “we will help.” Your generosity allows us to bring these words to life as we work with our partners in Alberta Health Services to help provide patients with the best treatment and care available.

We are privileged to highlight some of the ways you are making a difference in all corners of the province and share the stories of fellow Albertans who have been impacted by your support.

Together, we are creating more moments for Albertans facing cancer.

Click the map to see some highlights from the past year.

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1

Grande Prairie

No Albertan should feel lost during their cancer journey. Thanks to you, the patient navigator program at the Grande Prairie Cancer Centre provided consults to 2,219 patients last year. This personalized approach to care ensures that patients are equipped with the support they require.

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Drayton Valley

Because of generous donor support, we can invest in ways that will ease the cancer journey and enhance patient care. Comfortable chemotherapy chairs and a refreshment station are available to patients receiving treatment at the Drayton Valley Community Cancer Centre, making the centre feel more like home.

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Lethbridge

Building excellence in health care means investing in the brightest minds and front-line care providers. Your support of the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge provided staff with access to advanced oncology training and education. This means they are able to provide the best possible care to every person who walks through those doors.

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Edmonton – Norm & Kathie Peterson

Norm Peterson began his journey as a caregiver in 2014 when his wife, Kathie, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Despite the many hardships that came with a cancer diagnosis, Norm found a sense of community at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton during Kathie’s treatment. With help from the experts in the Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, Norm and Kathie were able to enjoy, as Norm describes, an ‘idyllic trip’ together to France shortly before Kathie passed away in 2019. Norm remains grateful to the nurses, oncologists, and radiologists for the exceptional care Kathie received at the Cross Cancer Institute. You helped make this possible.

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Red Deer – Laura Stephan

After being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), Laura Stephan is grateful for the outstanding care she received so close to home at the Central Alberta Cancer Centre in her hometown of Red Deer. Her oral chemotherapy treatment allows Laura to go back to having a regular life, where she can continue to work and be a mother to her four boys. Because of you, no matter where an Albertan is diagnosed with cancer, we are there to support their journey.

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Calgary – Sara Boon

Your generosity is fueling progress and giving real hope to Albertans facing cancer. Albertans like Sara Boon. After being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing months of surgery and chemotherapy treatments at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Sara was able to enroll in a novel clinical trial. Although the trial requires her to take four pills a day, it has given her so much in return. While managing her cancer, she can now appreciate life’s precious moments, such as attending her daughters’ dance recitals or helping with their schoolwork. Sara’s story proves that by investing in Alberta’s scientific leaders, living well with cancer is possible.