Donor Impact: Your Fundraising Dollars at Work


Two in five of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. That's nearly half of everyone we know. This is a daunting forecast which reinforces the importance of the funds raised every year at Challenge for Life.


All funds raised for and donated to the Challenge for Life remain in Manitoba. These funds support an internationally-recognized team of health professionals at CancerCare Manitoba who provide outstanding care for patients and their families.



Some of the CancerCare Manitoba initiatives and programs receiving funding include:

  • Research: Support for research is a top funding priority leading to better outcomes for people facing a cancer diagnosis. Donations enable the best and the brightest scientists to undertake leading-edge research here in or province.
  • Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: Helps reduce cancer risk through lifestyle factors.
  • Clinical Trials: Provide tomorrow’s treatments today giving patients access to new treatments and allowing researchers to develop and test potentially life-saving therapies.
  • Patient and Family Support Services: Programs provided free of charge to patients such as: The Patient and Family Resource Centre (a sanctuary with information and support sessions for patients and their families) and Quality of Life programs including Art Therapy, Yoga, and Music to My Ears.


CancerCare Manitoba Foundation's mission, in partnership with our donors, is to support CancerCare’s strategic priorities. Your generosity enables the Foundation to maximize the funds provided to CancerCare Manitoba each year. Donor contributions help bridge the gap of initiatives and programs not eligible for government funding or where financial resources are not available, including prevention, early detection, clinical trials and leading-edge research and treatment.

CancerCare Manitoba is our provincially mandated agency for cancer and blood disorders. We share its bold vision, “A world free of cancer” and the goal that no life is cut short by cancer — a complex set of more than 200 diseases.

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is the only charitable organization exclusively fundraising for CancerCare Manitoba.