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Alberta Cancer Foundation  Together, we can create more moments for Albertans facing cancer. πŸ€πŸš΄πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸΌπŸ‘©πŸΎ

Although summer has come to an end, there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate the Cross’s 50 years of compassionate care. 🀲🏽
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Want to keep the celebration going?
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Here are 3 Ways to β€œShow the Love” to the Cross:
1.πŸ’™Show your love for the Cross by donating online at www.ShowtheLoveToday.ca
2.πŸ’™Wear your heart on your sleeve with a limited-edition Show the Love T-Shirt, available for purchase at www.albertacancer.ca/showthelove/sales
3.πŸ’™Help tackle cancer and buy your tickets to the Eskimos vs. RedBlacks Game on Oct. 13. Tickets available online only here: https://showthelovetoday.ca/event/empire-gives-back/

A big thanks πŸ™ŒπŸ½ to Kathie, her family, and everyone who participated in another fantastic TaTa Palooza last Saturday! πŸ’•
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It's because of people like you that the Alberta Cancer Foundation can continue to offer the Patient Financial Assistance Program, which provides financial relief to cancer patients when they need it most. πŸ’›
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Shout out to Darren and his team at @vagabondcalgary for providing a great venue for TaTa Palooza. Thank you!πŸ‘πŸ½

We're hiring! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - a Development Research Analyst πŸ“Š
- a Content Writer ✍🏼 We're also on the lookout for suitable individuals to join our Board of Trustees.
To learn more about these opportunities and to apply, please visit our Careers Page. Just click the link in our bio!☝🏼

😊We had a blast touring the Cross Cancer Institute today with @edmontonoilers great πŸ‘πŸΌGlenn Anderson πŸ’who has been a supporter of the Cross for more than 30 years! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
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Thank you, Glenn, for your lasting commitment to Albertans facing cancer, and thank you to the staff of the Cross for taking time to share progress with Glenn, including researcher Dr. Michael Weinfeld. πŸ‘πŸ½

When people think of cancer, they don’t typically consider the role psychological trauma can play in the development of the disease.
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Cancer risk is often associated with unhealthy behaviours such as smoking, hazardous alcohol use and poor diet. β€œPersistent engagement in all of these behaviours has been linked to psychological trauma,” says Dr. Cheryl Currie, who is the Alberta Innovates Translational Chair in Aboriginal Health and an associate professor of public health at the University of Lethbridge.
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Currie is co-leading a study to examine the impacts of psychological trauma on cancer risk within Indigenous populations. β€œThrough the important work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission [TRC], Canadians are now becoming conscious of the generations of psychological trauma experienced by Indigenous peoples in residential schools,” says Currie. β€œThe last residential school closed in Canada in 1996. I have students in my classes in their 30s who attended residential school. Yet the role that psychological trauma plays in the development of chronic disease among Indigenous Canadians is often overlooked both in medicine and in the field of health promotion.”
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To continue reading, please visit: http://ow.ly/ATea50irrPF
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#albertacancer #myleap #leapmagazine #cancerstories #indigenouspeoples #cancerrisk #riskassessment

We would like to thank committee members Tom Crist, Kham Lin, Dallas Crist, Derrick Hunter and Jack Stricharuk for making the β›³ 2nd Annual Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic a huge success πŸ™Œ and for their support of the Patient Financial Assistance ProgramπŸ’›, a program that gives financial support to patients and families facing cancer, so that they can focus on what matters most – healing. 😊
Cheers to you, gentlemen! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

In 2010, he became the first Canadian to climb Mount Everest *without* oxygen.
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In 2016, he rowed a tiny rowboat solo across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax to France.
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This November, Laval St Germain will set off on another perilous expedition, this time journeying 1,300 kms across Antarctica to Mount Vinson, the continent's highest peak, whereupon the explorer plans to scale 4,852 metres to the summit.
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And if that weren't enough, he's also hoping to take care of some "unfinished business" by raising much-needed funds for Albertans facing cancer.
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Help us cheer on this intrepid explorer this coming November when he will "step out, shove off" once again.
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Photo courtesy of @lavalstgermain .
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#albertacancer #unfinishedbusiness #stepout #shoveoff #explorer #antarctica #cancerfundraiser #cancercare #cancerresearch #albertanshelpingalbertans #makingadifference

"People drive by [the Cross Cancer Institute] every day and they don't realize that this building is so much more than a building. It's a place of hope. It's a place of healing. It's filled with heroes... This place gives more moments."
- Nancy Luyckfassel, wife, mother, educator, cancer survivor, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
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Thank you so much to @bellmediapr/ CTV Alberta Two for helping promote the @crosscancer50th Anniversary Celebration by featuring our friend and supporter Nancy Luyckfassel as she talks about the importance of the Cross Cancer Institute and what this beloved institution means to her personally. πŸ’™πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™ @nluycky

The Cameron Daye Memorial Golf Invitational hosted by Rangeland Engineering has brought together some incredible sponsors and golfers for an exciting day at @kananaskisgolf Course! ⛳️ Thank you for your support, generosity and making more moments for sarcoma cancer patients facing cancer! πŸ™Œ

Help us support Pancreatic cancer research by purchasing a ticket to the Purple Tie Affair. Together, we can improve these statistics, and improve the chances of Albertans facing this disease πŸ’œwww.facebook.com/purplewithapurpose1 #albertastrong #peoplehelpingpeople

Anabell's Story (Continued)
[Pt 2 of 2 ]
As a rural community, it is vital to bring to light that these centres may be smaller but are still just as strong. It is incredibly important to continue to support these centres to make sure that more patients in Alberta do not need to leave their family, friends and community for treatment. I truly believe it is so important for patients to be near their support system, cognitively, psychically and spiritually as it can help them during their cancer journey.
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feel like I have had a unique and special opportunity to have been taken care of by both the clinical team at Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre. Each clinic played a vital role in my cancer journey.
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I am thrilled to announce that I am now a cancer survivor. I am in 100% remission. This battle is over. The kindness, compassion, support, unity, and prayers have allowed me to maintain my strength and most importantly my faith. Now it is time to focus on recovery, post-treatment and the discovery of my new self.
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As a result of the gracious support I received, my life has been rejuvenated. My family and I cannot even begin to express how thankful we are for everyone that has helped us along the way; you all have been our pillars. We love you all. With you all by our side, we have fought and WON this battle together.
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- Anabell Marroquin
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*A very special thank you to Anabell for sharing her compelling story at this years Cash and Cars Lottery Launch. Your strength and grace were an incredible thing to witness.

Anabell's Story
[Pt 1 of 2] It was February 4th, 2016, when my life was changed forever. This was the day I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
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This was an aggressive cancer, and I had to inform my family, friends and work that I needed to be treated immediately; my oncologist explained that due to its aggressiveness, I would have two weeks to live if I did not treat it right away.
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Due to this type of cancer, I was told that I could not receive the type of treatment I needed in my own community, so I was being transferred to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. The Cancer Unit at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre quickly became familiar to me and became family.
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I remember being so excited when I finally got the β€œYES” to move back home after one year in Calgary. It had been a difficult year because I was torn away from so many things. There were so many new opportunities happening for me, I thought it was going to be my year, but that drastically changed, cancer became my new world.
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Through all the excitement I also felt a little scared when I was able to move back to Medicine Hat, I was afraid that I was not going to receive the same care. I knew I had to make sure I put my supports in place; I made sure I met with the clinics social worker and the patient navigator, who I am forever grateful for, as they played a major role in advocating for me. [Con't]

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