Entries by McKenzie Yates

Groundbreaking cancer immunotherapy research and care advances with $25 million donation from Riddell family

The University of Calgary (UCalgary), the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Cancer Foundation are pleased to announce a $25 million donation from the Riddell family in support of cancer immunotherapy research and care – and advancing the goal of making Calgary home to one of the best cancer centres in the world. This […]

Brayden and Carson own cancer

Brayden Kenly and Carson Weiss, both 11-year-old students, raised $2,989 for the OWN.CANCER campaign as part of the Take Action Fair at school. This project was deeply personal for them, as Brayden’s Mother, Trish, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, and Carson’s Grandmother faces cancer as well. Through this fundraiser, they hoped to raise awareness […]

In Andrew’s Memory: Allison Wusaty

When Allison’s brother, Andrew, passed away from brain cancer in 2019, she was inspired to take back the power the disease had over her family. Now, Allison fundraises with her nephews in memory of her brother and in hopes of bettering cancer outcomes. This is their story.  The Wusaty Family (Andrew on the left and […]

Scott Beer on his Multiple Myeloma Journey

When were you diagnosed with multiple myeloma? In July 2019, I started experiencing pain in my lower back. My chiropractor was unable to make it better after a couple visits, so I switched to physiotherapy. This gave temporary relief only. By the end of August, I was walking with a cane. By the end of […]

“Cancer Does Not Define Me” – Torey Erdman on her liposarcoma journey

Torey Erdman is a born and raised Calgarian, working as an Operating Room Nurse at the Rockyview General Hospital. In 2021, a CT scan revealed a ‘soccer-ball’ sized tumour in Torey’s abdomen, and she was diagnosed with a rare form of liposarcoma. Recently, Torey celebrated her one-year post-surgery anniversary and her one-year of being re-occurrence-free! […]

Beverley Dunn on her Multiple Myeloma journey

Beverley Dunn was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2018. This cancer journey has taught Bev many lessons. Most of all, she learned the importance of support throughout difficult times. Today, Bev is the President of the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society (SAMPS), helping to provide guidance and care for those facing this devastating blood cancer. […]

How Harjeet Kaur owns cancer

In May 2018, Harjeet Kaur came to Edmonton from India with her husband – hoping for a new career, a new life, and to start a family. Things were all right at first. “Everything was going smoothly; I was living my normal life,” Harjeet says. “But life had different plans.” Harjeet began to have fevers […]

Carmelina and the Nipple Sisters – Helping women own cancer

In 2014, Carmelina had a feeling that something was not right with her health and consulted her doctor about it. Her intuition was right. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with breast cancer that same year. Carmelina’s diagnosis left her feeling alone, but she was determined to push through with love and laughter. Through this journey, she […]

How Jodie Tilley is owning colon cancer

Born and raised in Australia, Jodie Tilley moved to Canada in 1996 after falling in love with the Rocky Mountains during a ski trip. After living in Halifax for several years, Jodie has been a resident of Calgary since 2005, and has made Canada her home for more than half of her life. It would […]

Calgary Cancer Centre delivered to AHS

Patients receiving cancer care in Calgary are another step closer to receiving that care in a world-class medical centre.   Watch the live key handover to Alberta Health Services for the new Calgary Cancer Centre: Calgary Cancer Centre delivered to AHS | alberta.ca