Cancer isn’t just one disease. It is more than 100 diseases, and each of these 100 types can be divided into several sub-types.
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country. No other organization does this.
CCS funds ground-breaking research, provides trusted information about cancer, offers programs and services to help people with cancer and their families cope, and advocates to governments for important social change and funding.
When you donate to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Spin For Life fundraising event, you’ll have the option to allocate your donation to any of three key programs.
Alberta Cancer Research
The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research and committed to funding the best cancer research in Canada. Donations to the Alberta Cancer Research Fund will support innovative and impactful cancer research conducted in Alberta, as determined by their rigorous expert review process.
Clinical trials move research discoveries from the lab to people with cancer. Donations to this category will support clinical trials at more than 80 hospitals and cancer centres across the country. This includes the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Prostate Cancer Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton.
Wheels of Hope
CCS Wheels of Hope volunteer drivers help lessen the burden of travel to and from treatment for those with physical or financial challenges.