The Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer supports brave Albertans and their families throughout their cancer experiences. Those with us and those we’ve lost, the event is for all of us. In August this year, inspired Albertans fundraised and cycled in support of family and friends affected by cancer. Here are four ways your donation to Tour Alberta made a difference:
Alberta’s Cancer Centres
Cancer doesn’t discriminate by geography. From the Lethbridge skyline to the canola fields in Barrhead — each year, we stand alongside every Albertan, and their families, who hear the words, “You have cancer.” Each patient, no matter the type of cancer they are facing, receives excellent care at the 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres across the province thanks to cancer centre upgrading, equipment enhancements, specialized and advanced oncology training for health-care professionals and engagement initiatives for health-care teams.
The Patient Financial Assistance Program offers financial relief for Alberta cancer patients who are undergoing active treatment and experiencing financial challenges. For patients and families living in rural Alberta, navigating the often complex health-care system can add additional layers of difficulty. Patient Navigators provide personalized support by teaming patients with are registered nurses with specialized training to assist with challenges.
Thanks to donor support from Tour Alberta, the Alberta Cancer Foundation is investing in the science of tomorrow. For example, new techniques have been developed in the ever-evolving field of radiation therapy thanks to leading-edge Linac-MR technology.
World-Class Care And Research
Giving to Tour Alberta allows the Alberta Cancer Foundation to support innovative, homegrown therapies and technologies, including every cancer clinical trial that takes place in our province. Over the past five years, more than 5,500 of our fellow Albertans have taken part in 500 trials.