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Northern Cancer Fund

Northern Cancer Fund

Making Hope possible

The Northern Cancer Fund raises funds that are 100% dedicated to supporting exceptional cancer care in Northwestern Ontario. The Northern Cancer Fund supports initiatives such as The Linda Buchan Centre for Breast Screening and Assessment, the Tbaytel Tamarack House along with other essential equipment needed for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Northwestern Ontario.


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Help your family and friends meet their fundraising goals in support of the Northern Cancer Fund. Find their personalized online giving page here.

Your Donations Make HOPE Possible

Today, more people are living with cancer than dying from it.  Thanks to your donations, no one makes that journey alone as you are supporting patients and their families at every step of their cancer journey.

Since we started raising funds for cancer treatment, equipment, and research almost 20 years ago through the Northern Cancer Research Foundation (NCRF), your donations over the years have directly helped us:

  • Improve cancer care right here in Northwestern Ontario so that we all have quality cancer care, closer-to-home

  • Equip our cancer care specialists with the latest tools to provide us all with the best treatments available

  • Fund important local research for tomorrow’s cancer treatments that will benefit the world including cutting-edge research that is only taking place here in Thunder Bay

Through the Northern Cancer Fund, we can build on that strong foundation to provide patients with the absolute best chance of surviving their cancer journey by providing them with the latest and best technology to diagnose and treat.

See how local cancer care made all the difference to breast cancer patient Nina Ruberto 

Two days after her 40th birthday, Nina Ruberto was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. That’s the day, she said, that everything changed.


Breast cancer survivor Nina Ruberto
her daughter Capri

“When you get diagnosed, you don’t really realize what you’ll have to go through,” Nina said. “It’s all kind of blur in a way, looking back.”

Nina’s cancer journey started shortly before New Year’s 2011 when she found a lump in her breast during a self-examination. A biopsy revealed the worst. Because Nina is so young, her doctors prescribed the most aggressive – and gruelling – treatment plan. Nina immediately had a lumpectomy, 16 weeks of chemotherapy through the summer, followed by a double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery, and five weeks of radiation therapy that ended in January 2013.


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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation
980 Oliver Road  |  Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6V4  |  807 345 4673  |
OUR MISSION: To inspire the people of Northwestern Ontario to give generously to enable the advancement of world class healthcare at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

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