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Albertans helping Albertans Virtual 5K

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Taber Times

Alberta Cancer Foundation has launched a virtual event to raise money for the Cross Cancer Institute, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and all 15 cancer centres across the province.

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is excited to launch a virtual, province-wide fundraiser set to take place during the entire month of May. The Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K is a campaign that will raise funds for the 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres across the province, by encouraging participants to individually run or walk a minimum of five kilometres in support of the cancer centre in their area, from Fort McMurray, to Red Deer to Lethbridge.

This year, more than 20,000 Albertans will be diagnosed with cancer and now more than ever, Albertans need our support. The Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K will help make life better for patients across the province by enhancing patient care and improving comfort measures at every centre. Every donation made will help drive the individual needs and vital services of the chosen centre, where world-class equipment, technology and personnel can help change the lives of patients as well as their families.

Fundraising for this exciting event can start immediately and the race will run from May 1 – May 31, 2020. Registration is now open and free for individuals under 18 years old, and $20 for all other participants. The first 300 people who register and complete their run or walk will receive a medal, and the first 300 people to raise $500 by April 30 will receive a commemorative race t-shirt.

This event is a fun and safe way to practice social distancing while supporting fellow Albertans facing cancer. Whether you are an avid runner whose previous events with the Foundation have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, a beginner debuting your running career, or an Albertan wanting to walk to make a positive difference in your community, this event is suitable for all groups and ages.

To participate in the Albertans Helping Albertans Virtual 5K Race, and support the cancer centre most meaningful to you visit:
albertacancer.ca/virtual5k/

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is the official fundraising partner for all 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres, including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Our purpose is to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer by inspiring our community to give to innovation in detection, treatment and care.

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