Sometimes it feels like humanity is making precious little headway against cancer. With financial support and the time and energy of thousands of health-care professionals, volunteers and countless donors, the Alberta Cancer Foundation is most certainly impacting cancer, right here, where we live.
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is the official fundraising partner for all 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres across the province including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. The mission is simple: to make life better for Albertans facing cancer. By pushing the pace of progress that leads to faster diagnoses, groundbreaking research and leading-edge treatments, the Alberta Cancer Foundation stands alongside every Albertan diagnosed with cancer.
Over the last two years, the Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic has raised $540,000 net for the Patient Financial Assistance Program with the aim to reach the $1 million mark this year, but needs help to achieve this goal. On August 27, at the Country Hills Golf Club, the third annual Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic will bring together Calgary’s elite business leaders for a truly inspirational day.
Most people know there are costs associated with cancer, but not many understand the devastating financial burden that often accompanies a diagnosis. Many cancer patients are forced to cash in their retirement funds and use up savings to make ends meet during treatment. The costs can often be so overwhelming that some patients will decide against life-saving therapy and instead choose a lesser treatment as they simply cannot afford the out-of-pocket expenses for items such as medications, medical supplies, transportation, accommodations and childcare. Thankfully, the Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic is here to provide support to those patients. Proceeds from the event will continue to support the Patient Financial Assistance Program, so patients can focus on what matters most – healing. As one grateful patient describes, “Research saved my life but the Patient Financial Assistance Program saved my family.”
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is looking to partner with local and regional businesses on the Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic to help make a difference for cancer patients.
To discuss partnership opportunities for the Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic, please contact Michelle Body at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.476.2421.
Together, we will make life better for Albertans facing cancer, one swing at a time.