Alberta Cancer Foundation

Take That!

For his 12th birthday party, Alan Samycia asked for donations benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation in lieu of gifts. His birthday is in December, but Alan knew that many families are busy that time of year, so his parents rented a small hall and had the party in September. Alan, whose grandmother Vicki had cancer, received 38 donations totalling $1,440 in his honour. Alan comes from a family of fundraisers and plans to undertake similar efforts for the Alberta Cancer Foundation in the future.