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CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Announces $27 Million Donation

Manitobans Encouraged to Host a Lemonade Stand to Support CancerCare Manitoba

Significant Donation Supports Centre for Hope at Western Manitoba Cancer Centre

Manitobans Encouraged to Make Snow Angels in Memory of Their Loved Ones

Manitobans Encouraged to Purchase ‘A Cup for Tomorrow’ on World Cancer Day

$105,000 Awarded in Support of Life-Saving Clinical Trials in Manitoba

Manitobans Affected by Cancer Sharing Their Stories to Raise Funds for GivingTuesday

Ride Inside Week is on Now. Hundreds of Manitobans Riding to Give Hope to Young People with Cancer.

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Announces Winner in Chase the Ace Lottery

Hundreds of Participants Across Manitoba raise $1,010,677 for Manitobans with Cancer in Challenge for Life

Donor generosity advances progress against cancer

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation appoints new president and CEO

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation’s president and CEO announces plan to retire

Nearly 700 Manitobans from 65 communities across our province rose to the Challenge, virtually, raising over $1,004,000

Almost $1.1 million raised at Challenge for Life is a key source of the almost $7 million the Foundation is granting to CancerCare Manitoba

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation invests $175,000 this year to give young people a fighting chance against cancer

Chain for Change: a record-breaking fundraiser in support of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation’s annual event, Challenge for Life, raises $1,090,786

Experience the journey of a cancer patient in Manitoba

Foundation news around the province

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,

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,

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,

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…