During these past few years of continued change and uncertainty, your gifts to the Greatest Needs Fund have been critical in allowing us to respond immediately to the needs of cancer patients. Wherever the cancer journey leads Saskatchewan patients, your gift is there to give hope.
In 2021, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency approached the Foundation in need of urgent funding. The apheresis machine, which is used to collect stem cells, needed replacing two years ahead of schedule. Continued breakdowns and increased repair costs were resulting in postponed and cancelled cancer patient stem cell transplants.
Thanks to your gifts to the Greatest Needs Fund, the Foundation was able to immediately provide $100,000 to purchase a new apheresis machine. This is just one example of how the Greatest Needs Fund ensured that treatments for the most vulnerable cancer patients in Saskatchewan were not delayed.
We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but we do know that your gift to the Greatest Needs Fund will be there to ensure cancer patients receive the best care possible.
New cancer treatments, equipment and technology are constantly evolving. Your donations to the Greatest Needs Fund allow us to respond quickly to what cancer patients need as it comes available.
Whether you make a one-time gift, pledge a monthly donation, host a fundraising event or leave a gift in your will, donations to the Greatest Needs Fund can allow us to respond quickly when needed most.
- Care, comfort and safety items for cancer patients
- Support for patients whose cancer journey has but them in a financial bind
- Equipment needs at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre and the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina
- Cancer Patient Lodge support in Regina and Saskatoon, providing a home away from home for rural patients and their companion
- Cancer research both laboratory and clinical, including clinical trials
Andi was told he had multiple myeloma, but fortunately, was a perfect candidate for a stem cell transplant. His own stem cells were harvested using an apheresis machine. What he didn’t know at the time was that the machine was there because of you.”Read Andi's Story