At the heart of every decision we make and everything we do is the patient and how we can improve their cancer journey. As the fundraising partner of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, the stories of patients serve as our inspiration to raise funds for and promote the incredible work of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
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Gary’s oncologist told him to prepare for the worst. CAR T-cell therapy was his last hope.
Your gifts ensured that treatments for the most vulnerable cancer patients in Saskatchewan were not delayed.
“Don’t wait for the lump. Get your baseline mammogram done early. It’s the responsible thing to do – and it’s easy!”
When going for his annual bloodwork, Robert’s doctor discovered that he had high levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Upon further testing, it was confirmed – Robert had prostate cancer.
Marcia & Jennifer’s Story
“Who would have thought that we would eventually be equally thankful and grateful to have been diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2020 and to have battled breast cancer during a global pandemic?” – Marcia & Jen Complete strangers, Marcia Lemon (Left) and Jennifer Fehr (Right), both received their diagnoses in January 2020 and began […]
Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. In 2022, it is estimated that 760 women will be diagnosed with the disease. That is two women hearing the words, ‘you have cancer,’ every day. Kristen Fiolleau of Saskatoon is one of those women. In June 2014, Kristen was a busy mother of a two-year-old daughter. While getting ready for bed […]
Cancer is a thief. It can steal so much from the patient and their families: time and energy, stability and security, comfort and quality of life. Cancer treatment can also be challenging. When most people think of the side effects of life-saving cancer treatment, they think of hair loss or nausea. For 30-year-old James Rathgeber […]
A typical 20-year old, Tyler Walby was just beginning to figure out what he wanted his future to look like. He was attending the University of Regina to study kinesiology and was working part-time. A cancer diagnosis was unimaginable. In early December 2020, Tyler noticed a lump on his neck. His friends dismissed it as […]
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 […]
At only 32 years old, Haylie Lashta MacIntosh was 18 years too young to receive regular mammograms. So the discovery of the lump in her breast was completely by chance. Haylie had been teaching a mom and baby exercise class, and was helping with a particularly fussy baby. As she was attempting to calm the […]
Susan Munchinsky has an incredible spirit. It’s only been strengthened after two separate bouts with cancer.
Shaw Chartrand lives his life by a simple motto; ‘you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.’ Shaw believes in it so much, it’s tattooed on his arm. This lust for life wasn’t always the case for the 43-year-old from Regina. It took a diagnosis of colorectal cancer when […]
Cancer has affected Regina’s Troy Kocur in many ways. If there is one positive, it’s that his diagnosis has given him a new perspective on life.
Crystal Stark is thankful to have the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge in her life.
Thom Carnahan considers the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge (Lodge) an essential service. He’s used the Lodge almost every time he’s needed to come to Regina for appointments and treatment at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre (ABCC). The resident of Canora, north of Yorkton, is battling prostate cancer.
Shannon Martin of Saskatoon recently marked an anniversary no one wants to have. It’s been two years since she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Louise Bird – Regina Cancer Patient Lodge
Louise Bird has beaten breast cancer twice. That is no small feat. Her cancer journey has taught her many things. Most important is how much the little things matter when undergoing treatment.
It can be tough to find the positive when you are told you have cancer but Lisa Davidson from Regina tried to do just that. Just before the Labour Day Long Weekend in 2016, her suspicions were confirmed…breast cancer.
Sam Kliman has an attitude…and it was an important part of his cancer journey. Ten years ago the Regina resident was in his early 30’s and enjoying life; golfing, staying fit, hanging out with friends and loving his job.
You can’t help but be impressed with Louise Bird’s attitude. The two-time cancer survivor, mother to four children, one step-child and grandma to ten grandchildren had a simple mantra while battling breast cancer.