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Carrie’s Story

Routine Test Leads to Unexpected Cancer Diagnosis Carrie is a vibrant young woman in her early 30s who never imagined a routine test would result in a cancer diagnosis. In January of 2020, Carrie had her first appointment with a new physician. Carrie’s new doctor wanted to get a good understanding of her patient and completed a full physical including a PAP test (Carrie’s first in about 3-4 years). What … Continue reading Carrie’s Story

Adam lost his father, but he’s still fighting to help others

   Hi, I’m Adam. Adam and Mason during their 2020 headshave to raise money for pediatric cancer. Like many others, I am connected to the cancer community through a loved one. For this year’s Giving Tuesday, I am sharing my story with you to let each of you know that you are not alone. I lost my dad at the age of 24 to cancer. At the time of my … Continue reading Adam lost his father, but he’s still fighting to help others

Donor generosity offers care closer to home

Receiving treatment in your home community can make a tremendous difference for Manitobans on a cancer journey. This is especially true for patients like 40-year-old Kelly Wiens who lives in Steinbach, Manitoba. Through a program known as the Community Oncology Program (COP), CancerCare Manitoba partners with all Regional Health Authorities to deliver comprehensive cancer assessment and treatment in 16 regional or community hospital clinic locations throughout the province, operating on … Continue reading Donor generosity offers care closer to home

Donors make local research a reality

Donors make local research a reality A global pandemic means almost everything changes, including how cancer care is delivered to Manitobans throughout our province. And with that change comes an opportunity to investigate improvements through scientific research. Thanks to the incredible support of donors, this research is underway. Dr Kathleen Decker is currently leading a study exploring the impact of the global pandemic on cancer care in Manitoba. Thanks to … Continue reading Donors make local research a reality

Your investment funds local discoveries

Your generosity has enabled tremendous progress treating breast cancer, one of the most diagnosed cancers affecting hundreds of women in our province each year. You have truly helped save lives. What if more women could be spared from ever having to face a daunting breast cancer diagnosis? This is a key question cancer researchers and clinicians are asking. Thanks to your support, CancerCare Manitoba is helping lead research which seeks … Continue reading Your investment funds local discoveries

The possibilities of your passion

Thank you to the hundreds of incredible Manitobans who reimagined community fundraising this past year.You tapped your creativity and enthusiasm and made a tremendous difference for people affected by cancer. They are so grateful to you.One of these change-makers is Winnipeg Opera singer Paul Ong. Paul couldn’t hold his annual charity concert in 2020. Instead he created an online concert series, Music Series For A Cause.Using YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, … Continue reading The possibilities of your passion

GivingTuesday – Nick’s Story

You can be part of the solution. Help fund discoveries at the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute. This GivingTuesday iA Financial will generously match all donations up to $50,000.  Donate now Liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide are two key resources necessary in all labs at CancerCare Manitoba’s Research Institute. These substances facilitate the study of cells needed to discover new treatments for some of the hardest-to-treat and most prevalent cancers.Manitobans with … Continue reading GivingTuesday – Nick’s Story

You are providing a lifeline to patients with dire prognoses

As told in the Foundation’s 2017/2018 Annual Donor Impact Report. Precision medicine is the new generation of cancer therapy. Thanks to your tremendous generosity and the amazing support of our donors, the Foundation has been able to provide funding to CancerCare Manitoba and partners to bring this leading-edge treatment to Manitobans since 2016. Your investment is saving lives and for Kathie Kolybaba, your unwavering support is very personal. Diagnosed in … Continue reading You are providing a lifeline to patients with dire prognoses

You carried on to help others.

Thank you to event organizers for adapting to the evolving environment we are living in and your commitment to raise funds for people who are affected by cancer. You made it through the uncertainty to hold safe, creative and successful events. Manitobans benefitting from your efforts are so grateful. Coffeehouse to End Cancer held its 10th anniversary event, changing its format to provide an incredible virtual concert. This live music … Continue reading You carried on to help others.

Cancer has not stopped. Neither did our Challengers!

Changes and uncertainty have come swiftly since the spring, requiring us to do our part to protect ourselves and each other. What has remained constant though is Manitobans’ passion to help those who have faced the burden of cancer during these past seven months. As Challengers have done every year for 13 years, they rose to the occasion once again and raised funds in support of all cancers. They could … Continue reading Cancer has not stopped. Neither did our Challengers!

You make the difference.

Support Research. Become a monthly donor. Make a one-time gift. Donors are integral to CancerCare Manitoba being able to undertake leading-edge local research which helps save lives. By investing in this research, you too can support some of the best and brightest scientists and clinicians as they seek to find answers to complex cancer questions.This important support of local research has helped CancerCare make incredible progress against this formidable disease, … Continue reading You make the difference.

Give your passion a purpose

Community members across Manitoba, like Dallas Johnston from Brandon, are sharing their passion to positively impact cancer patients and their families. Following his retirement, Dallas – a Royal Manitoba Winter Fair committee member and steer enthusiast – turned his hobby into an incredible fundraising endeavor. His motivation couldn’t have been more personal – his grandson, Aysen, was diagnosed with cancer at just 10 months-old and received life-saving care from CancerCare … Continue reading Give your passion a purpose

Power of Community

This past July Manitobans of all ages took a stand against cancer! They embraced the inaugural Lemonade Stands for Hope weekend and their passion to change the lives of people affected by cancer was inspiring. The patients who benefitted from their energy and enthusiasm are very grateful. Among the hundreds who participated were kids like Zoé, Alex and their mother Jennifer. “Zoé wanted to do a lemonade stand because she … Continue reading Power of Community

Your support has been integral to Angel and others diagnosed with cancer

“You have Stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma and must immediately begin treatment,” is a statement 29-year-old Angel Ronquillo never, ever thought she’d hear. Last spring Angel – a passionate teacher – was busy planning for her future when she received this life-altering news. Angel was immediately faced with a new reality she needed help navigating. Your support has been integral to Angel and others diagnosed with cancer. Your generosity funds CancerCare … Continue reading Your support has been integral to Angel and others diagnosed with cancer

You’re the Hero at Challenge for Life

There are so many families in your province that have been affected by cancer. It might be your neighbours, it might be your friends, or it might be your family. Fortunately, they have people like you who are willing to step up and raise vital funds to help them in their time of need. Challenge for Life 2.0 is on June 9, where you can Walk It for 20K or … Continue reading You’re the Hero at Challenge for Life

International Women’s Day
from Dr. Sri Navaratnam

International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900’s as a result of women’s movements in Europe and North America advocating for the empowerment of women and equal participation in society. The issues and concerns facing women have evolved over time. As the president and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba, a medical oncologist and a woman, I would like to take the opportunity on this day to bring a message … Continue reading International Women’s Day
from Dr. Sri Navaratnam

A Big Win For Kids

Hockey Fights Cancer is back with the Winnipeg Jets! Throughout November there are ways to support. Plus, attend Hockey Fights Cancer night on November 29 to hear special stories of young people who are facing a cancer diagnosis. Read their stories below. Here are some of the ways you can support: Purchase raffle tickets at for a chance to win one of eight Jets warmup-worn/issued HFC jerseys Get in … Continue reading A Big Win For Kids

The Bottom Line

March is colorectal cancer awareness month and The Bottom Line is raising funds and awareness for colorectal cancer in Manitoba. Did you know over 900 men and women are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year and more than 300 people die from the disease annually in Manitoba? CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is hosted an online initiative to raise awareness and funds. The Bottom Line, a month-long campaign, educated Manitobans on advancements … Continue reading The Bottom Line