At the heart of every decision we make and everything we do is the patient and how we can improve their cancer journey. As the fundraising partner of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, the stories of patients serve as our inspiration to raise funds for and promote the incredible work of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
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What is your cancer journey story? Whether you’re a patient, family member, health care provider, donor or volunteer, we’d be honoured to hear from you.Share Your Story
Thom Carnahan considers the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge (Lodge) an essential service. He’s used the Lodge almost every time he’s needed to come to Regina for appointments and treatment at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre (ABCC). The resident of Canora, north of Yorkton, is battling prostate cancer.
Shannon Martin of Saskatoon recently marked an anniversary no one wants to have. It’s been two years since she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Louise Bird – Regina Cancer Patient Lodge
Louise Bird has beaten breast cancer twice. That is no small feat. Her cancer journey has taught her many things. Most important is how much the little things matter when undergoing treatment.
It can be tough to find the positive when you are told you have cancer but Lisa Davidson from Regina tried to do just that. Just before the Labour Day Long Weekend in 2016, her suspicions were confirmed…breast cancer.
Sam Kliman has an attitude…and it was an important part of his cancer journey. Ten years ago the Regina resident was in his early 30’s and enjoying life; golfing, staying fit, hanging out with friends and loving his job.
You can’t help but be impressed with Louise Bird’s attitude. The two-time cancer survivor, mother to four children, one step-child and grandma to ten grandchildren had a simple mantra while battling breast cancer.
Trevor Sutter has just come through one of the scariest and most difficult times in his life. Earlier this year, the 56-year-old Regina resident finished up his treatment for Squamos Cell Carcinoma.
The CEO of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce is living with cancer every day. Read his inspiring story about his journey with the disease and how he and other Regina business leaders have banded together to support cancer care in Saskatchewan.
Prior to Karen Allen’s breast cancer diagnosis, her only experience with the disease involved people she loved dying. Being diagnosed with Stage 2B Breast Cancer, her first thoughts were that she had ‘received a death sentence’.
Watching Amy Smith-Morris play with her and her husband’s dogs in their Saskatoon home, it’s easy to see that the 32 year old has a whole new appreciation for the little things in life.
Dr. Maurice Hennink
Dr. Maurice Hennink has spent his career as a medical health officer, educating people about public health issues. His own health, never in question.
Kim Swiatecki knows how lucky she is to be able to stay at home and look after her son Michael.