ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION
As the official fundraising partner for all the 17 Alberta Health Services cancers, including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, our mission is simple – to make life better for Albertans facing cancer. We focus on investing in projects that reduce cancer risk, treat cancer more effectively, detect cancer earlier, and improve the lives of Albertans facing cancer across the province. Together, we aim to provide Albertans with access to the best possible cancer treatment and care. Enhancing the lives of patients and their families is at the core of everything we do as the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Last year, the Patient Financial Assistance Program was accessed more than 6,000 times by cancer patients all across the province. Almost 1,000 families across Alberta were able to receive financial support for costs such as mortgage, groceries, out of pocket medication expenses, utilities, accommodation, and travel costs. Thanks to the Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink matching program, patients and their families are able to receive financial support during their treatment, so they can focus on what matters most – healing.