Foundation news around the province
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation welcomes new board members, Winnipeg Free Press
February 20, 2018
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation welcomes five new members to its board of directors: Jamie Brown, Alyson Kennedy, Grant Koropatnick, Doug Pollard and Kelvin Smith. All funds raised and donated to the foundation remain in Manitoba…
Winnipeg unofficially breaks world record for longest skating chain, CBC News
February 4, 2018
A group of Winnipeggers has raised the bar for anyone hoping to form the world’s longest chain of ice skaters.
Just shy of 400 skaters braved Sunday’s frigid temperatures (–24 C, –33 with the windchill) to unofficially break the Guinness World Record for the longest skating chain, set by a group of 370 skaters who last set the record in Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, in 2015.
“It’s a very long line,” laughed organizer Karly Tardiff when asked what the attempt on the river trail at The Forks looked like…
Winnipeg skates into the record books, Global News
February 4, 2018
Hundreds of bundled-up Winnipeggers hit the Red River Mutual Trail Sunday to write the city’s name in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Chain for Change saw residents try to break the record for the longest chain of ice skaters; a record that on Saturday sat at 370 people…
Manitoba Metis Federation teaming with CancerCare Manitoba to help the underserved, Winnipeg Sun
January 23, 2018
The Manitoba Metis Federation, the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund and CancerCare Manitoba Foundation are partnering to raise money for underserved populations dealing with cancer.
That money will be raised through A Hunt for a Cure, MMHF’s gala dinner that will take place on May 12 at the Fairmont Winnipeg. The proceeds from the event will go to support the CancerCare’s Toward Improved Care for Underserved Populations program, the MMHF announced on Tuesday. The MMHF is hoping to raise at least $50,000 from the event…
CancerCare Manitoba joins research project that offers hope for kids with rare cancers, CBC News
November 23, 2017
Great strides have been made in treating children’s cancer, and 80 per cent of all cases are now successfully treated.
A new cross-Canada project is focused on finding treatments for the other 20 per cent.
“It’s no longer appropriate to be saying ‘just add more chemo, do more surgery, do more of this.’ It is simply not working,” said Dr. Geoff Cuvelier, a pediatric oncologist with CancerCare Manitoba…
Challenge for Life raises over $1 million for CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press
June 10, 2017
The Saturday morning sky for CancerCare Manitoba’s 10th annual Challenge for Life was ominous looking, with thunderclouds and steady rain. But somewhere around the midpoint of the 20-kilometre walk, the clouds rolled back, the sunshine beat down, and a refreshing breeze blew in to help the walkers dance over the finish line.
“It was absolutely breathtaking,” said Annitta Stenning, CEO of the CancerCare Foundation. This year marks a special anniversary not just for the walk, but for Stenning herself. She’s been at the helm of the Foundation for a decade now, walking each kilometre every year since the start…