What We Do
Enhancing the lives of patients and their families is the core of everything we do. We believe that in order to create more moments for Albertans, we need to make investments that matter—investments that will reduce cancer risk, detect cancer earlier, improve quality of life and provide better treatment options. Every investment has a direct line of sight to patients with cancer.
Through the generosity and commitment of our donors, we invest in people, ideas and initiatives that push the pace of progress, ignite innovative research, implement leading-edge treatments, and most importantly, provide hope.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT: In this year’s annual report, you will notice we are focused on “your investment” and “your return.” It might seem odd for a philanthropic organization to be using language found traditionally in the business world, but we think we owe it to you, our donors, to ensure you are getting the best return on your dollar. In cancer research, we think ROI stands for Results, Outcome and Impact—everything that directly improves patients’ lives. Think about what might happen if the Alberta Cancer Foundation wasn’t here to invest in certain programs.
For example, without our donor dollars and strategic investment model, 6,000 Albertans would not have been able to take part in clinical trials over the past five years. More than 1,800 Albertans would have to worry about how to pay their mortgage or make financial ends meet, instead of being able to concentrate on healing—as your dollars allow them to do now. This time next year, we may be able to say that we saved 100 people from dying of lung cancer, thanks to our investment into a provincial screening program we support. We want this list to go on and on.
Please read on in our Annual Report to learn more about our plans to be bold and do something about cancer. Link to Annual Report: http://albertacancerreport.ca/