Saskatchewan is a province that has a long history of helping those in need. The work of the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan would not be possible without the amazing support of donors. From the individual to businesses and volunteer organizations they go above and beyond to raise funds to support the work of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. They are at the heart of what makes our work very special.
Leanne Rein is a monthly donor to the Foundation. Read her story to find out why she’s chose to support cancer care in Saskatchewan every month!
2022 AFP National Philanthropy Day Awards
Each year, in November, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) celebrates National Philanthropy Day. This day is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating those in our communities who embody philanthropy – the charitable giving of time, money, knowledge or skill. The Southern Saskatchewan and Saskatoon chapters of AFP each held an awards luncheon to honour individuals, […]
Norm makes no bones about why he became a philanthropist. Joan, Norm’s beloved wife of 53 years, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2004.
Joan’s passing changed Norm’s life profoundly, and his gratitude for Joan’s care has been a major catalyst for his generosity.
It was August 2020 when 44-year-old Jody Woytiuk, a farmer from the Shell Lake area, was diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer.
Stewart and Gilda’s Story
“Because of our experiences, we strongly believe it’s important to give back for the care we received for our spouses and recently for ourselves,” say the Grahams. “Only in this way will our system be able to continue to support others who have experienced situations like ours.”
For many women facing an end of life cancer diagnosis, dreaming can feel impossible. In 2011, Cameco, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency partnered to change that, and the Cameco Riders Touchdown for Dreams program was born.
“PTI has been there for us as a family, so it’s important that we give back in a way that benefits people in our communities,” said George Partyka, Chairman, and co-founder of PTI Transformers. Unknown at the time, PTI’s donation to the 4D CT Simulator Community Campaign would play a critical role in the cancer care provided to George’s wife, Janet.
Estate of Robert & Carol Hamilton
Robert and Carol’s gift is truly full-circle.
Chris & Tina Lees’ Story
If you look up devoted in the dictionary, you may see a picture of Chris and Tina Lees beside the definition. The Lees are a cattle ranching couple from Arcola, SK and the friends they’ve made over decades in the ranching community supported them both on the farm and as they experienced cancer together. On […]
Jennifer has been running on and off for most of her life and had always wanted to check ‘Complete a Half Marathon’ off her bucket list. When she found out that the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan was a charity partner for the GMS Queen City Marathon and that she could support the patients she works […]
The Paint Saskatchewan Pink Story
Have a listen and a read about how cancer brought people together at the BHP Jansen Project site near Leroy, SK to hold a month-long fundraiser in support of breast cancer research in Saskatchewan.
Annual Ride for Breast Cancer Screening
For many motorcycle riders in Regina and the surrounding area, September is special. On the third Sunday, riders gather at Prairie Harley Davidson for the Annual Ride for Breast Cancer Screening. Together, they celebrate loved ones in remission or their cancer journey. They also remember those lost to this devastating disease.
A Small Act of Kindness Can Mean So Much
Lana Zulak of Wynyard, Saskatchewan is living proof how a small act of kindness can make all the difference for someone during a dark time.
Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer
Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer is entering its 22nd year. For the Ottenbreit family the fundraiser began as a way to support their youngest son who at four years old battled life-threatening cancer. Even though Brayden lost his fight with cancer, the event is still going strong in his memory.
How the ‘C95 Radio Marathon for Breast Cancer Research’ Began
The life of a radio host is a unique one. It’s a combination of performance and information sharing. There are long hours on the air, plus appearing at events and fundraisers in the community. It’s this unique environment that creates a special bond among those who work in the industry, and their listeners. They become a family.
It was 12 years ago when Shelley Gregg took a look at her life. She had a loving husband, two teenage sons and a thriving family plumbing and heating business. Life was good. It was then that Shelley and her sister-in-law pulled together a group of close family and friends. They agreed, it’s time to give back.
Cameco Riders Touchdown for Dreams
What would you want out of life if you didn’t know how much longer you had to live? How would you make the most out of knowing your future is uncertain? The Cameco Riders Touchdown for Dreams program helps women facing a life-threatening cancer diagnosis answer those questions.