Foundation news around the province
Over 260 Lemonade Stands Raise $102,036 to Support CancerCare Manitoba, Country 880 AM 91.5 FM
September 7, 2023
Hundreds of Manitobans hosted lemonade stands this summer in support of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. Together, over 260 stands raised more than $102,036 and counting for cancer patients and their families right here in Manitoba.
A Mad Hatter Tea Party: CancerCare Manitoba looking for teacup donations for annual fundraiser, CityNews Everywhere
Wonderland is coming to Winnipeg, and CancerCare Manitoba is looking for 500 teacups for a “Mad Hatter” tea party fundraiser on October 1st. Joanne Roberts reports.
CancerCare Manitoba Lemonade Stands For Hope, Hot 100.5 Hits of the 80s, 90s, 2000s
June 26, 2023
Lemonade Stands for Hope is a free and fun way to show your support for Cancer Care Manitoba and make a difference! We talked with Sherelle Kwan about the campaign, how to sign up and the special event weekend coming up July 14-16/23!
CancerCare Manitoba launches second year of Lemonade Stands for Hope program, FreePress Community Review
June 7, 2023
Cancer is a disease that touches everyone in some way, and it can often leave people feeling very helpless. However, there are many different ways to donate to, fundraise for or cause a stir about the need of cancer research, and they doen’t always have to be bleak. Sometimes, what you do to help can even be fun.
‘It’s very close to home’: CancerCare Challenge for Life raises $1 million for cancer research in Manitoba, CTV News Winnipeg
June 4, 2023
One of CancerCare Manitoba’s signature events returned for the first time in years Saturday, to enormous success. It was the 16th annual Challenge for Life in Assiniboine Park, but the first in-person event since 2019.
The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation announces the donation of 27 million dollars from the Paul Albrechtsen Foundation, CBC Radio – Up to Speed
May 31, 2023
Patti Smith, The President and Chief Executive Officer of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation spoke to Faith Fundal about a generous donation that was given to the foundation and how instrumental the money will be.
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation recipient of historic $27 million dollar donation, Global News
May 31, 2023
It’s a record-setting gift being called momentous for cancer research in Manitoba.
CancerCare Manitoba receives largest healthcare donation in history of province, CTV News
May 31, 2023
CancerCare Manitoba says the largest single donation to a healthcare facility in the history of the province will go a long way towards helping cancer patients.
$27M donation leaves CancerCare Manitoba Foundation CEO ‘unspeakably humbled’, CBC News
May 31, 2023
A massive donation of $27 million, made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation by a private charity, “will forever change the future of cancer care in this province,” foundation president Patti Smith says.
Philanthropist Albrechtsen’s foundation makes record-setting $27M donation to CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press
May 31, 2023
Paul Albrechtsen wasn’t one for the spotlight, but a record-breaking donation made in his name to CancerCare Manitoba announced Wednesday has further cemented his place as one of the most prolific philanthropists the province has ever had.
Snow Angels to honour those lost to cancer, CTV News Winnipeg
February 14, 2021
There is no shortage of snow in Manitoba this winter which is good news for the minds behind a new fundraiser…
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation in running to win $100K donation, Winnipeg Sun
November 14, 2021
Winnipeg-based CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is one of 12 finalist charities of the fifth edition of iA Financial Group’s great philanthropic contest…
New Genome Sequencing Lab Opens at CancerCare, ChrisD.ca
March 30, 2021
CancerCare Manitoba has opened a new Genome Sequencing Lab to support targeted cancer therapy and genomic testing…
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Names New CEO, ChrisD.ca
March 24, 2021
The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation has appointed its chief development officer as the foundation’s incoming president and CEO….
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation announces new president & CEO
March 24, 2021
The Board of Directors of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is very pleased to announce Patti Smith has been selected as its next president & CEO effective April 1, 2021. Smith replaces Annitta Stenning who has led the Foundation for the past 13 years and is retiring March 31.
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation president and CEO announces plans to retire
October 8, 2020
After leading the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation team for the past 13 years, Annitta Stenning has provided notice to the Foundation Board of her plan to retire from the position of President & CEO effective March 31, 2021. Stenning will remain in her role for the next six months, providing ongoing leadership and direction while assisting with transition planning as required.
Hal’s Kitchen: Sal’s gives back, Winnipeg Sun
August 29, 2020
Earl and Sals have a wonderful pay it forward promotion right now that allows you to enjoy some good eats but also help several great causes in the community through the purchase of Salisbury House gift cards…
Virtual Challenge for Life raises $1M for CancerCare, ChrisD.ca
August 20, 2020
Manitobans logged on virtually this year to raise more than $1 million in the 13th annual Challenge for Life. The first-ever virtual challenge raised much-needed funds for CancerCare Manitoba…
A fighter and a fundraiser, Winnipeg Free Press
July 6, 2020
On Aug. 24, 2015, the rug was pulled out from under Doug Harvey’s life. The Winnipeg business mogul and philanthropist, president and CEO of DLH Group, was visiting the Maxim Truck and Trailer dealership that his company runs in Thunder Bay, Ont., when his phone rang…
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation receives significant donation after sale of art collection, Global News
December 8, 2019
The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation received a major gift ahead of the holidays. All of the proceeds of the Jim and Barbara Burns’ private art collection went to the foundation on Sunday…
Manitoba Metis Federation donations $1M to CancerCare Manitoba, CBC News
September 21, 2019
The Manitoba Metis Federation handed over a $1-million cheque on Saturday to help in the fight against cancer. MMF President David Chartrand made the presentation to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation during his state of the nation address at the federation’s annual general assembly, being held Saturday at Assiniboia Downs…
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…
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…