Longtime volunteer Diane Exner sat down with Jim, Mel and Ali Skalk to discuss their journey with childhood cancer. They shared with Diane why they volunteer each year for Tour For Kids Alberta, a multi-day cycling event that raises funds for Kids Cancer Care and Camp Kindle.
When Joshua watched The Greatest Showman, the tears streamed down his cheeks. His mom believes he felt a connection with the outsiders in the movie because he feels different too.
As Kids Cancer Care’s exercise specialist, I have the pleasure of overseeing PEER, a weekly exercise program designed for children affected by cancer. In my work as PEER coordinator, I often get questions from parents about exercise and cancer.
April 15 to 21st is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank volunteers across Canada. This year’s theme is: “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”. Kids Cancer Care volunteers build confidence at PEER, competence through tutoring, connections at camp and a community of support at fundraising events. You are […]
Mike Arthur is battling leukemia—for the second time. Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at age 10, Mike had been cancer free for 16 months when he suddenly relapsed and had to begin treatment again. This time it was acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A natural leader and gifted athlete, Mike loves hockey, but the steroids and chemo are eating away his bone and muscle mass. With dangerously brittle bones, sports of any kind are off limits to Mike.
My journey with cancer began in April 2001. At first, there were very few signs that there was anything wrong with me. But one thing my mom and dad noticed was that I had trouble sitting upright in my car seat. Apparently, if the car seat wasn’t angled just right, my legs would fall asleep and I would start screaming. Mom and Dad thought this was a bit weird but they thought, “He’s two and can be a bit impossible.”