OWN.CANCER campaign announces $250K+ donation match to help make new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre among world’s best
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by jrfernhout
3w ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OWN.CANCER campaign announces $250K+ donation match to help make new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre among world’s best The City of Calgary to recognize April 18-24, 2024, as OWN.CANCER week; local organizations to support OWN.CANCER campaign through individual initiatives CALGARY, AB (April 2, 2024) – Today, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services kick off a two-month, multi-partner donation match drive for the OWN.CANCER campaign. All donations made to the OWN.CANCER campaign through UCalgary Giving Day between Apri ..read more
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ARC Resources Ltd. donates $5 million to OWN.CANCER Campaign ahead of opening of new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Calgary
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by jrfernhout
1M ago
ARC Resources Ltd. donates $5 million to OWN.CANCER Campaign ahead of opening of new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Calgary This is the campaign’s largest corporate gift and will support clinical trials and innovations in radiation oncology CALGARY, AB (March 12, 2024) – The Alberta Cancer Foundation, along with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University of Calgary (UCalgary), are thrilled to announce that ARC Resources Ltd. (ARC) has generously donated $5 million to the OWN.CANCER campaign. This donation is the largest corporate gift made to the campaign and will suppo ..read more
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Groundbreaking cancer immunotherapy research and care advances with $25 million donation from Riddell family
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by McKenzie Yates
5M ago
The University of Calgary (UCalgary), the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Cancer Foundation are pleased to announce a $25 million donation from the Riddell family in support of cancer immunotherapy research and care – and advancing the goal of making Calgary home to one of the best cancer centres in the world. This transformative gift will establish the Riddell Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy, helping to reduce the burden of cancer in children, adolescents, and adults and improve survival through the rapid development and implementation of safe and effective precision ce ..read more
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MORE THAN A BUILDING. A BEACON OF HOPE.  
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by Dhakshayini Boopalan
7M ago
At this very moment, the largest cancer centre in Canada—the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre—is coming to life in Calgary. When it opens its doors in 2024, the Arthur Child will shelter 1.3 million square feet of world-leading cancer care, research and education. But, in order to achieve the full potential of the Arthur Child, we need your help. Big dreams need big support. We need to raise $250 million to purchase cutting-edge equipment, support world-class research and fund supportive programming for patients and their families. Without these essential components, the Arthur C ..read more
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Historic Announcement: Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre
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by jrfernhout
10M ago
    The Alberta Cancer Foundation, Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary announce largest donation in Alberta Health Service’s history to the new Calgary Cancer Centre. Arthur J.E. Child Foundation makes remarkable $50 million donation to the Calgary Cancer Centre, officially naming the building the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre. CALGARY, AB (June 28, 2023) – The Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF), Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University of Calgary (UCalgary) are thrilled to announce a historic and transformational $50 million donation to the Ca ..read more
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Brayden and Carson own cancer
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by McKenzie Yates
1y ago
Brayden Kenly and Carson Weiss, both 11-year-old students, raised $2,989 for the OWN.CANCER campaign as part of the Take Action Fair at school. This project was deeply personal for them, as Brayden’s Mother, Trish, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, and Carson’s Grandmother faces cancer as well. Through this fundraiser, they hoped to raise awareness and $2,500 to support the new Cancer Centre in Calgary – opening in 2024. In 2019, Trish Kenly noticed a small lump while doing an at-home breast exam. Within a short couple of months, Trish would receive a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosi ..read more
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In Andrew’s Memory: Allison Wusaty
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by McKenzie Yates
1y ago
When Allison’s brother, Andrew, passed away from brain cancer in 2019, she was inspired to take back the power the disease had over her family. Now, Allison fundraises with her nephews in memory of her brother and in hopes of bettering cancer outcomes. This is their story.  The Wusaty Family (Andrew on the left and Allison in the middle) Allison’s brother, Andrew, was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 30. He underwent four brain surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and received care at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. “He had an excellent relationship with his oncology team,” Allison re ..read more
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Scott Beer on his Multiple Myeloma Journey
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by McKenzie Yates
1y ago
When were you diagnosed with multiple myeloma? In July 2019, I started experiencing pain in my lower back. My chiropractor was unable to make it better after a couple visits, so I switched to physiotherapy. This gave temporary relief only. By the end of August, I was walking with a cane. By the end of September, I could barely walk and had lost 18 kg in my weight. On October 4, 2019, I went back to the ER and this time, they kept me. I am very thankful for the ER doctor there as she took the time to visually inspect me and could see a tumour pushing up the skin on my ribs. She knew the tumour ..read more
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“Cancer Does Not Define Me” – Torey Erdman on her liposarcoma journey
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by McKenzie Yates
1y ago
Torey Erdman is a born and raised Calgarian, working as an Operating Room Nurse at the Rockyview General Hospital. In 2021, a CT scan revealed a ‘soccer-ball’ sized tumour in Torey’s abdomen, and she was diagnosed with a rare form of liposarcoma. Recently, Torey celebrated her one-year post-surgery anniversary and her one-year of being re-occurrence-free! Today, she shares her story with us…   Tell us about yourself… My name is Torey Erdman, and I am 37 years old. I am a registered nurse working in the Operating Room at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary. I love to travel, and I w ..read more
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Beverley Dunn on her Multiple Myeloma journey
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by McKenzie Yates
1y ago
Beverley Dunn was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2018. This cancer journey has taught Bev many lessons. Most of all, she learned the importance of support throughout difficult times. Today, Bev is the President of the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society (SAMPS), helping to provide guidance and care for those facing this devastating blood cancer. For Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, Bev shares her story with us…     When were you diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma? What were some of the initial symptoms you faced? May 30, 2018, was the day my life changed forever. In the Sprin ..read more
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