Why We Exist
We’ve all heard the cancer stories, read the stats, and most likely have experienced the impact of cancer up close and personal or with someone we love. In fact, if there’s one thing humans across the globe can agree on, it’s that no one wants to hear the words, “you have cancer.” So everyone is in favor of better care, facilities and above all else, outcomes. Together with the brightest minds in research and compassionate care, the Alberta Cancer Foundation is making life better for Albertans facing cancer.
We stand alongside every Albertan who hears those fateful words “you have cancer,” by pushing the pace of progress that leads to faster diagnoses, groundbreaking research and leading-edge treatments.
We don’t do this alone – we bring together donors, patients, healthcare providers and researchers, because we know this is the fastest way to close the gap between diagnosis and cure. We are the official fundraising partner for all 17 cancer centres in Alberta, including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Through this partnership, we are able to make the most significant impact for patients, right at the point of care.
We do not exist to raise money…we raise money as a means to an end. We invest your money with a clear line of sight to patient outcomes. We invest donor dollars in initiatives that provide real-life returns. We measure the returns on investment in results, outcomes and impacts. Cancer patients returning to their lives. Parents returning to young children. Employees returning to work. People from all over our province returning, in the thousands, to their communities. What greater return on investment could there possibly be?
For every Albertan who hears the words “you have cancer,” we offer three in return –
“we will help.”