Foundations Matters – May 2023 Edition

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During these past few years of continued change and uncertainty, your gifts to the Greatest Needs Fund have ensured that wherever the cancer journey leads Saskatchewan patients, your gift is there to give hope.

We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but we do know that your gift to the Greatest Needs Fund will be there.

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Storm the Decks: Regina Motorcycle Association Inc.

Please join us in saying a big ‘Thank you, mateys!’ to the Regina Motorcycle Association for their donation of $2,300 raised at their annual Storm the Decks fundraiser! These funds will purchase Legacy Bears for family members who have a loved one facing an end-of-life diagnosis

Fundraising Bonspiel: Alida Curling Club

Five teams participated in a fundraising bonspiel dedicated to the memory of several women from Alida, SK who have passed away from cancer. Teams were decked out in their finest costumes and the community joined them for a post-bonspiel dinner.

Together the event raised $1,500, with proceeds supporting the replacement of the Breast Screening Bus.

Thom Beats Cancer

Thom Collegiate students broke fundraising records during their week-long fundraiser. Thom Beats Cancer carries on the 25-year legacy of former student, Christian Alphonso.

When Christian was diagnosed with cancer at age 19, his best friend Daniel drove him to his cancer treatments and their classmates began fundraising to provide support. Sadly, Christian lost his year-long battle with cancer, but his memory lives on through the annual Thom Beats Cancer event. To-date the students and staff have raised over $229,000 for the Allan Blair Cancer Centre to support cancer patients’ care and treatments.

Daniel and his high school sweetheart, now wife, Laurel and their family, chose to match the funds raised by the students this year, bringing the 2023 Thom Beats Cancer grand total to $34,517.90!

Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer

Brayden Ottenbreit was diagnosed with cancer before his 4th birthday in 1998 and sadly, lost his battle at 5 years old.

Since his diagnosis, his parents, Greg and Leone Ottenbreit, have hosted an annual head-shaving fundraiser in Yorkton. Over the past 26 years, the Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer event has raised more than $1,000,000 for cancer research and local cancer initiatives in Saskatchewan.

This year, brave shavers and their supporters raised over $15,000!

1st Annual Cure for Cancer Charity Golf Classic 
July 14, 2023
White Bear Lake, SK

Established in 2019, the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan is the fundraising partner of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.  Every dollar raised is used to enhance cancer treatment and care, screening programs, research and prevention in Saskatchewan.

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