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

“My 53rd Birthday Ride!”
This past summer, after Team JACC from the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge
experienced the cancellation of the 10th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 42 kms in due to the wildfire smoke, Carol Huculak decided to turn her birthday into a cause.
Determined to cross that finish line no matter what, team JACC hosted their very own “finish line Ride” at local Lethbridge fitness studio, Kinetics. Members of team JACC, alongside sponsors and friends, rode a total of 828kms. Their determination to complete the Ride and cross that finish line is inspirational. Participants of team JACC are also dedicated members of CancerControl Alberta, and Alberta Health Services - where many of them work as patient navigators, social workers, nurses and managers. Thank you for your incredible commitment to making a difference for Albertans facing cancer.
Team JACC: Theo, Carol, Darrell, Andrea, Brendan, Melissa, Kayla, Kevin, Mark, Mike, Denise

Cutest little donor! This is Jaxson. His mother is a breast cancer survivor. He was just 3 months old when she was diagnosed. This donation was made in honor of Jaxson’s 1st birthday. 🎂 Thank you, little buddy!

Laval St. Germain is on an epic expedition in Antarctica to support the Cross Cancer Institute and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Visit his page for the latest news on how this expedition has experienced an unexpected challenge. We support you @lavalstgermain !

Just announced! A free smartphone app called My Care Conversations developed in partnership between Alberta Health Services and Alberta Cancer Foundation enables patients to record conversations with their cancer care team to help them remember and confirm what was discussed. Pictured here is patient Cliff Roberts who said that he found it extremely useful to go back and listen to the recording especially since that first conversation was quite a shock and there was a lot of it that he didn’t understand at the time. “The Alberta Cancer Foundation is pleased to make this investment on behalf of our donors,” says President and CEO George Andrews. “We know how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be for patients and their families, and we are proud to be part of an initiative that makes that process easier and empowers Albertans to become active members of their cancer journey.”

We have been introducing you to Faisel Shariff over the past few days. Why? Because he represented everything that is Albertan. He was hard-working, exceptionally giving and a proud member of his community. Research gave Faisel seven extra years of #moremoments with his loved ones. This #GivingTuesday, you have the power to give Albertans facing cancer more of those incredible moments. Click on the link in our profile to hear more.

For people like Faisel, we are able to make an impact as Alberta’s largest philanthropic investor in cancer research. He believed in our patient-focused goals. As the official fundraising partner for all 17 cancer centres in Alberta, we are uniquely positioned to accelerate breakthroughs in order to create #moremoments for Albertans facing cancer. Tomorrow we’ll share about Faisel’s #moremoments and hope that you’ll help us power progress on #GivingTuesday

If you could create more moments for a loved one, what would they be? Aliya is grateful for more moments she had with her soul-mate, husband Faisel. Like the ultrasound of their new baby Rumi. On Tuesday, you can create #moremoments for Albertans facing cancer. Stay tuned for how.

That’s Nash, a proud Alberta business owner and Dad with his sons Naheed and Faisel. Nash and Naheed had to say goodbye to Faisel this year but they are grateful for more moments they got with him because of research in Alberta. So, when you’re #BlackFriday shopping tomorrow, we hope you’ll save a bit for #GivingTuesday in order to create #moremoments for Albertans facing cancer.

As we approach #BlackFriday let's reflect on the benefits of giving. Giving makes you feel good. Giving is important to you. Giving is important to someone else. We'll be sharing this Albertan's story with you as we approach #GivingTuesday You can create #moremomentsforalbertans

Thinking of our friend, @lavalstgermain this weekend as he heads off on his next adventure, skiing to the South Polo solo and climbing his seventh summit in Antarctica. Last time he raised money for us, he rowed across the Atlantic Ocean alone. No big deal.
Wishing you all the best, Laval, and for those who would like to support his inspirational journey, you can donate at albertacancer.ca/southpole

Meet Hooch. He belongs to the Chomiak family who were the first ones to say, “how can I help” when @840cfcw called them about a Calves for Cancer initiative to raise money for the Show the Love campaign in celebration of 50 years of compassionate treatment and care at the Cross Cancer Institute. When the station called farmer John Chomiak, little did they know he was facing his own prostate cancer diagnosis. He offered to auction Hooch, who was resold and bought many times by generous donors, with the final seller being John’s grandson this afternoon at Farmfair International. Hooch will live a long life at the family farm and we thank the Chomiaks and 80 other farmers (including country music star @brettkissel) for donating the proceeds from their calves to the Cross Cancer Institute. Almost $24,000 raised in the kick off to Calves for Cancer week. Looking forward to the rest of the auctions across the province. Albertans really are generous people. #calvesforcancer #showthelove #farmfair #northlands

Take the Team Up Challenge and tell YOUR #WhyIRide story. Tag the @albertaride and @albertacancer and we’ll share your story on our social media. See below for more details!
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What better way to make an EPIC impact than by sharing your story? We challenge YOU to film a video on your phone and use the hashtag #WhyIRide to share your story. You can encourage your community to join you on #TheRideAB just in time for the Team Up Challenge.
Watch Carlie Rompre's story from Team Always Grindin'. We all have a story to tell. What's yours?

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