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Alberta Cancer Foundation  Together, we can create more moments for Albertans facing cancer. 🤝🚴🏽‍♀️👦🏻👴🏼👩🏾

And we are thankful for supporters like you @62klight! Thank you SO much for sharing your story and helping us #ShowtheLove for the @crosscancer50th anniversary! May you have a joyous Friday! 🙏🏼🙌🏽👍🏾💕

We are so grateful to have community members of all walks of life, even 4 legs and a furry coat fundraising for the Alberta Cancer Foundation 🐾

Sandy and his dog Greb were welcomed with big smiles from our staff today as they dropped off their generous donation.

Together, Sandy and Greb count the km's as they travel all over Canada and the United States raising money for a good cause. Thank you for making a difference❤️🐾 #winkyrides #grebglides #togetherwecan #fundraising

Color Me Rad Calgary is only 3 days away and we’re looking for more volunteers! For every 5 hour shift a volunteer completes, Color Me Rad will donate $75 dollars to the Alberta Cancer Foundation 🤩❤️ Become a volunteer today:

Are you running instead? Use the promo code ‘ACF’ when signing up and 20% of the registration fees go to the Foundation!

Every human being, male or female, carries BRCA 1 and 2 genes. When there’s a mistake in the instruction of these genes, they lose their ability to help protect the body from developing cancer.

Women with BRCA 1/2 mutations have a 40 to 66 per cent chance of breast cancer — up from 10 to 12 per cent in the general population.

The risk for ovarian cancer is also heightened. Up to 46 per cent of women with BRCA 1/2 mutations develop ovarian cancer, depending on the type of mutation, compared to 1.5 per cent in the general population.
The Gauthier family is unfortunately too familiar with cancer. In 2005 Joan Gauthier was floored by a diagnosis of breast cancer.

She knew of no one in her family with cancer. She regularly checked her breasts for little pea-sized lumps like she’d been taught at her doctor’s office, yet her cancer was diagnosed larger than any pea and felt nothing like one.

Still, Joan and her husband, Yves, felt some relief. Genetic tests showed Joan carried no gene mutations that put their three teenage daughters at a heightened risk for developing the same disease.

And so, it came as a shock to the family nearly a decade later when they discovered their daughters could, indeed, be carrying those gene mutations — through their father’s side of the family. Yves’ sister, following a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, tested positive for mutations in the BRCA 2 gene.
The Gauthier sisters decided to undergo genetic testing, knowing it was a game of chance as to who had the mutation and who did not. Results showed Emily and Christiane carried the BRCA 2 gene mutation. Maddie did not.

While it’s not easy for a family to learn that they have this elevated risk, the knowledge helps direct screening in people who have not yet been diagnosed with cancer.

It can be the difference between catching cancer early or late.

Genetic testing allows people to be proactive instead of reactive.
To read the full story and learn more about genetic testing visit:

We’re getting closer to this year’s Down & Dirty 5 km Obstacle Course! Are you registered?

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to support Albertan’s facing cancer and have some fun in the mud.
Visit the website for more information:

You know what they say, a little dirt never hurt! 😉

#downdirtyrace #letsgetmuddy #dnd #albertacancerfoundation

Ready to get Rad? 😎
Color Me Rad Calgary is a colorful 5k run benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Race day is on June 23rd and we are in need of volunteers to make it happen👊❤️
For every 5 hour shift a volunteer completes, Color Me Rad will donate $75 dollars to the Alberta Cancer Foundation 🤩
Sign up here ( to volunteer and make a difference for Albertans facing cancer.

It's people like Cadence who make what we do possible ❤️ Cadence was the top fundraiser for Ringettes Scores on Cancer raising $5135.00 😊👏

Throwing it back to Bust a Move this past Saturday and all the wonderful volunteers who made the 7th annual fitness event another BAM-tastic success! 👊💞

Linnea’s Legion team members are fundraising at Rock Jungle Boulders 🧗🏾‍♂️today from 10 am - 3 pm! A 5$ donation gets you an climbing session at this awesome gym and all proceeds go to the Ride to Conquer Cancer. There will be another “Charity Climb” 🧗🏼‍♀️next Thursday (June 14) and a bigger event on Tuesday, June 26 called “Climbing for a Cure” from 6:30 - 10 pm, including an intro to climbing, silent auction, live music and free drink! Tickets are 30$ or two for $50, sold on Eventbrite.
See you on the wall! 🧗🏻‍♀️

Feeling the Love 💙☺️🙏🏼
After yesterday’s whirlwind day of ringing phones and radio spots, we are positively beaming with pride and joy at the amazing people who stepped up to make life better for Albertans facing cancer at the @crosscancer50th Show the Love Radio-a-Thon!! _____
Because of our wonderful family of donors, volunteers and partners, we are absolutely delighted to report that $310,000 was raised in support of @ahscancercare’s Cross Cancer Institute- all in just 12 hours!! 🎉👏🏽👍🏿🙏🏼☺️😍😘💐🌈☀️🎂🏅🎉🎈🤩🙌🎙️👩‍🔬👨‍⚕️😽💪👊💖🍦🎶
Thank you to everyone who took time to Show the Love to the Cross, you are the best supporters, volunteers and partners that we could ever hope for! 🙏🏼
Now, if you could please help us “share the love” by sharing this post with your friends and family!
Thank you!!
Special thank you to our media partners who were instrumental in helping spread the word about the Show the Love Radio-a-Thon:
Corus Entertainment Tracie Gray @cisncountry @630ched @925freshradio @globaledmonton @brandbloomyeg
#showthelove #crosscancer50 #crosscancerchamp #crosscancerinstitute

With its 14th anniversary, The Duane Hoffman/Hub International Clients and Friends Golf Tournament is back to raise funds for the #albertacancerfoundation.
This year the tournament is a companion event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Cross Cancer Institute Golf Classic. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event 💙👊

Best. Day. Ever. 🙉
Thank you all.
You answered phones.
You called your friends.
You brought food.
You became a monthly donor. You rallied your listeners.
You donated.
You matched gifts.
You were generous beyond measure.
What else can we say except Thank you!! Our hearts are full. 🙏🏾❤️
Stay tuned tomorrow morning when we will announce the final total raised today at the @crosscancer50th Radio-a-thon!
Have a good night, all! 😴
Tracie Gray
Peter Wilkes
Guy Mersereau
Darren Baumgardner
The Staff & Volunteers of the Cross Cancer Institute
Alberta Cancer Foundation Staff & Volunteers
The Doiron Family

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