Village at the Lake - Bosom Buddies Fundraiser 2019

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The heart of Bosom Buddies, benefitting the Alberta Cancer Foundation, is to raise funds to help ease the journey for Albertans facing cancer by supporting the Patient Financial Assistance Program.

Paying for things like parking fees, gas, cab or transportation fees, babysitters, household bills and much more can be overwhelming for patients unable to work. Get involved, and help us remove some of the financial burden, which will allow patients to focus on healing. 

There are two ways you can help:

1. Register to fundraise with Bosom Buddies

2. Donate to Bosom Buddies

About Bosom Buddies

Founded by Donna Payne of the Country Sampler in 2002, the Bosom Buddies program was created when her daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. Donna immediately saw that there was no way a single low income mother could afford to have cancer. Without the help of her parents, Donna's daughter would have lost her home and been forced to move while she suffered. Donna was concerned for those who couldn't get help and so Bosom Buddies was created.

There are many people who don't have the means to provide the necessities when cancer strikes like parents of children who are stricken, husbands whose wives are in treatment, seniors on fixed incomes, young families who can barely afford babysitting while mom needs treatment, the list is endless. The need for financial assistance can devastate a family.

Cancer strikes unexpectedly and suddenly patients need costly medications, child care, accommodation and even parking money. Many patients have no Blue Cross and it takes 3 months to acquire it. If the patient is the primary breadwinner then they can find themselves with only 55% of their income. Many live away from the city and need accommodation that can be quite lengthy, especially in the case of radiation that can go on for many weeks.

It is a very humbling experience for most of these patients and their families to ask for help. We have the means. Millions of dollars are raised every year for cancer research. It is the goal of Bosom Buddies to keep raising money to give to the Alberta Cancer Foundation and specifically to the Patient Financial Assistance Program.

Donna says: “It is exciting to bring hope to those who may be feeling hopeless!”

Together we will make a difference for Albertans facing cancer.


Thank you to our sponsors!



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