We are very pleased to once again work with the CHILDREN’S WISH FOUNDATION and are happy to announce partial proceeds will go to a new partner TERRY FOX PROFYLE, a Pediatric cancer research project.
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 25,000 children and their families, with nearly 2,300 wishes granted right here in Alberta.
“Wishes are very powerful! They have a positive and lasting impact on wish children and their families. Our Wish families and our medical partners report that wishes assist in the overall healing process, provide a distraction from illness and treatment and inspire wish children long after the wish is over,” says Kyla Martin, Regional Director, Western Region for Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, “The Hair Massacure is an event Children’s Wish has admired for years because of its engaging, creative way of giving back to the community. We are thrilled to be a part of the next chapter of the Hair Massacure, helping the event grow into new communities throughout Alberta. We can’t wait to see all the wishes that will come true thanks to this amazing event.”
For the first time in Canadian history, more than 30 pediatric cancer research and funding organizations have joined forces through Terry Fox PROFYLE, a pan-Canadian project to give children, adolescents and young adults who are out of conventional treatment options another chance to beat their cancer.
Short for PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE, the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) and these research and funding partners are working and fundraising together under a unique partnership that to date is providing a total of $16.4 million to molecularly profile the tumours of these patients, no matter where they live in Canada. For example, if Terry Fox had been diagnosed with cancer today, he would have been eligible for PROFYLE when the tumour returned and spread to his lungs.
A $5-million investment by TFRI is the catalyst bringing together top scientists and clinicians, research centres, cancer charities and foundations at children’s hospitals across the country to create new hope for young people who need it the most.