Thousands of Canadians promise to make breast cancer beatable by joining the CIBC Run for the Cure

August 2018 - On September 30, an estimated 80,000 Canadians are expected to come together in communities across the country for the 27th annual Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure, united by their promise to make breast cancer beatable.

Canadian Cancer Society office in Fort McMurray closes

February 2017 - People living with cancer will continue to have full access to CCS support programs

Calgary firefighters successfully break Guinness World Record

August 2016 - The Calgary Fire Department broke the Guinness World Record for most heads shaved simultaneously, while raising more than $140,000 for the fight against cancer.

Canadian Cancer Society to close office in Lethbridge

August 2016 - The Society has made the difficult decision to close its physical office space in Lethbridge, but staff and volunteers will remain active in the community.

Canadian Cancer Society to close office in Yellowknife

August 2016 - The Society has made the difficult decision to close its physical office space in Yellowknife, but staff and volunteers will remain active in the community.

Annual hockey tournament raising money for Fort McMurray

May 2016 - Face Off Against Cancer is raising money for cancer patients and firefighters affected by the devastating wildfire.

Join SpiderMable as a cancer-fighting superhero this April

April 2016 - Young cancer fighter will help sell fresh daffodils this week to share message of courage, happiness and hope.

Volunteers needed for world record head shave

March 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society and Calgary Fire Department are teaming up to break the Guinness World Record for most heads shaved simultaneously.

WICC Alberta invests $200,000 in innovative cancer research

January 2016 - Alberta-based research could improve our understanding of how cells protect themselves from cancer.

Tobacco users encouraged to Run to Quit

January 2016 - Society and Running Room mark National Non-Smoking Week by launching innovative program to curb tobacco use.

Territorial candidates commit to reducing lung cancer

November 2015 - Majority of NWT candidates support bans on smoking in outdoor spaces where children play and in vehicles carrying children.

Passing blame to others is the number 1 workplace pet peeve

September 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society surveys Albertans on poor office etiquette ahead of its annual Jail-N-Bail fundraiser

Canadian Cancer Society supports Alberta government’s plan for new Calgary Cancer Centre

July 2015 - Notley government adopts original plan recommended by experts for single-site cancer centre.

Dramatic increase in cancer cases in Alberta expected to be higher than national average

May 2015 - Surge in diagnoses a result of rapidly aging and growing population

Daffodil Mountain blooms in Calgary, bringing hope to people living with cancer

March 2015 - Three-time cancer survivor shares his story to help kick-off the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month.

Health community welcomes Skin Cancer Prevention Act as vital law to protect youth

March 2015 - We applaud the introduction of new legislation that will ban Alberta youth from accessing tanning equipment.

Volunteers urgently needed for Daffodil Month

March 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society is in desperate need of more volunteers to help bring brightness to the fight for life this spring.

Alberta fundraisers take on deadly brain cancer

February 2015 - The Alberta Chapter of Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade invests $200,000 into Society-funded brain cancer research.

Health groups respond to Minister’s comments on menthol flavoured tobacco

October 2014 - Coalition very concerned that menthol maybe excluded from Alberta’s ban on flavoured tobacco.

Grande Prairie women making a difference in fight for life

October 2014 - Cancer survivor and fundraiser help to raise $35,000 at Women’s Health Awareness Luncheon and Harvest of Hope Gala.

Prominent men across Alberta, Northwest Territories make pledge to be #FITat50

September 2014 - Ambassadors help increase awareness of new colorectal cancer screening test

Leadership race shows little concern for reducing rising cancer rate in Alberta

August 2014 - Most PC leadership candidates did not respond to survey on indoor tanning legislation

Youth group delivers strong message to Alberta Government on Bill 206

May 2014 - Tobacco flavourings ban still awaiting final proclamation six months after its passage

Provincial government failing to protect Albertans from growing risk of melanoma

May 2014 - The deadliest form of skin cancer on the rise in Canada, but a tanning ban could help reverse trend.

Alberta fundraisers throw support behind ‘silent killer’

May 2014 - Women In Insurance Cancer Crusade makes a significant donation to help fund research into pancreatic cancer.

Menthol-flavoured tobacco poses danger to youth

January 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society calls on the Alberta government to include menthol in legislation that bans flavoured tobacco

Canadian Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers to transport patients to Central Alberta Cancer Centre

January 2014 - Volunteer Driver Program expands to Red Deer with opening of new Central Alberta Cancer Centre

Give the gift of life on GivingTuesday

December 2013 - Canadian Cancer Society looks to raise $7,500 during inaugural national day of charitable giving

Western Direct Insurance Quote 4 Cures Campaign raises $27,500

November 2013 - Annual campaign supports Canadian Cancer Society and the fight against women’s cancers

Canadian Cancer Society running dangerously low on volunteer drivers

October 2013 - Without more volunteers, many cancer patients in Edmonton will struggle getting to their life-saving treatment appointments

Fight women’s cancers with Quote 4 Cures

October 2013 - Western Direct Insurance joins the Canadian Cancer Society in the fight for life

Alberta falling behind on preventing skin cancer

September 2013 - Report shows Calgary and Edmonton support cancer prevention initiatives, but province needs to step up to reduce rising rates of melanoma.

Dudes: Check your nuts

September 2013 - Nuts, balls, family jewels, love spuds – whatever you call them, the Canadian Cancer Society wants to make sure guys get to know them and practice proper nutiquette

Research into preventing the spread of cancer could save more lives

August 2013 - Calgary-based researcher receives Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grant to investigate how and why cancer cells spread to different organs

Flood disruptions extra challenge for cancer patients

June 2013 - Because of the catastrophic disruptions in southern Alberta due to flooding, the Canadian Cancer Society is stepping up its efforts to support cancer patients who need assistance.

Albertans need to know how to reduce risk of liver cancer

May 2013 - While the death rate for most major cancers continues to decline in Canada, some rarer forms of the disease are taking a more significant toll.

Partners applaud new bill protecting family caregivers in Alberta

May 2013 - Bill 203 will provide job protection for those who take time off to care for a dying family member

Ban the tobacco industry’s secret weapon

January 2013 - Flavoured tobacco ban loophole still allows for menthol – the minty-fresh flavour that makes addiction that much easier

University of Calgary researcher receives grant for work into cancer-related fatigue

July 2012 - Alberta-based researchers among those selected for Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grants

Smoking-related cancer statistics reveal gender divide

May 2012 - Lung cancer deaths among Canadian women this year will nearly double that of breast cancer deaths.

Fight back with hope – wear the daffodil

April 2012 - April 27 is Daffodil Day

Big Burn busts myths, highlights risks of indoor tanning

March 2012 - New website aims to educate young tanners

Donors beware of fraudulent callers

March 2012 - Albertans receiving bogus calls from scam artists pretending to collect charitable donations on behalf of the Society

Innovative Alberta cancer researcher awarded new Canadian Cancer Society grant

February 2012 - University of Alberta immunologist harnessing the immune system to better attack cancer.

Base tans are a myth

February 2012 - So-called base tans are a cancer risk and offer very little protection against sunburn

Former tanning bed user goes through living hell

December 2011 - New coalition determined to raise awareness of skin cancer risk and push for stronger legislation prohibiting teenagers from using tanning salons

Cash and Cars and More Lottery launched

August 2011 - The Cash and Cars and More Lottery is back with 3,702 prizes worth more than $5.1 million.

Kids win big as protective policy gains momentum

June 2011 - The momentum for smoke-free vehicle legislation in Alberta is growing as Medicine Hat joins the list of municipalities taking a stand to protect kids from secondhand smoke exposure in cars.

Dying for the perfect tan

June 2011 - Young men and women continue to use indoor tanning equipment, despite the increased risk of skin cancer

Thousands of needless deaths can be prevented

May 2011 - Annual Canadian Cancer Statistics report released today with special report on colorectal cancer – the second-leading cause of cancer death in Canada

Promising Alberta cancer researchers awarded Canadian Cancer Society grants

April 2011 - Society commits more than $1.6 million dollars to Alberta-based cancer researchers

Apache Canada ramps up the fight against cancer

April 2011 - Apache Canada Ltd donates $50,000, including a 2009 Dodge Durango SUV and enough money to cover the vehicle’s operating costs for the next three years.