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In this section, you will find stories that may be of interest to families battling childhood cancer or to the people supporting them.

red arrow Two Alberta physicians, Dr. Kathy Reynolds of the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and Dr. Maria Spavor of the Stollery Hospital in Edmonton, announced that they are conducting a province-wide study on follow-up care for adult survivors of childhood cancer in Alberta. Click here for more information. NEW

red arrow ‘Wanted!’:  If you are a teen or young adult who experienced cancer between the ages of 14-20, a University research team WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU ABOUT your Cancer Experience AND SEXUALITY. We really need to learn from you about this aspect of your experience so we know how to be most helpful. For more information, contact Nancy Moules at: 403 220 4635 (ask for Nancy) or email her.
red arrow Yoga Thrive for Youth: Check out these weekly yoga classes for kids and their siblings affected by cancer. This free program was developed and is run by the University of Calgary Health and Wellness Center. Click here for more information.
red arrow Understanding the Relationship Between Pediatric Oncology Nurses and Hospitalized Adolescents with Cancer. Click here for information poster  Read more about it here
red arrow Kids Cancer Care today announced a $750,000 gift from Jayman to its Camp Kindle Capital Campaign. Jayman employees followed the announcement with Jayman Style entertainment for the kids by performing the popular Gangnam Style dance.’ more

red arrow July 15, 2013 – Christine McIver, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kids Cancer Care (KCC), is pleased to announce that Stuart Reid has been named as the Foundation’s Chief Development Officer effective September 3, 2013. more

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Research reveals the healing power of cancer camp
“Cancer camp, like the Island of Misfit Toys, offers a sanctuary of sorts, a place of belonging, acceptance and safety.”

New research conducted by Dr. Catherine Laing of the University of Calgary* reveals the vital role that cancer camp plays in the healing and recovery of children and their families. Laing maintains that, far from a luxury, cancer camp should be considered a psychosocial intervention for children and families facing this disease. read the summary or read the whole story

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Parents to get special EI benefits to care for sick children

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Grandparents study
Learn how grandparents are affected by childhood cancer. more

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Wedding News
Christine Wandzura, founder and chief executive officer of KCCFA, married Calgary alderman Ric McIver on Saturday, March 27, 2010 in a quiet ceremony at Heritage Pointe Golf Course. A collection of close friends and family joined the happy couple at the ceremony and reception. more

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Expressing the Unexpressed
Staying close while coping with your child’s cancer isn’t easy. Your relationships skills are challenged to the utmost. From the moment of diagnosis, normal life ceases and may never return again.  more

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‘Tis the Seasons
With another holiday season gone and the tax season fast approaching, we thought it may be useful to throw a few numbers your way to get you thinking about your tax return. more

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Keep Climbing
Mt Everest Climber and Cancer Survivor Shares Inspiration. It’s a common belief that to achieve a goal we must focus on it. Actually, we need only focus on the next step. more.



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