Our Programs in Action

Hope for the Holidays

Our volunteer group was not going to let the holidays be spoiled by the Covid Grinch. Never Alone Cancer Foundation decided to bring smiles, gifts and hope to those affected by cancer in the midst of a pandemic.

Volunteers built a Santa float complete with reindeer, Christmas trees, lights, and music.  Santa’s sleigh was also packed with gifts for all the families he visited. These personalized gift packages were made possible by the generosity and support of local businesses and donors. Some of the packages included a very special Brave Barbie.

Hope for the Holidays touched more than just the families we visited. Neighbours and children came running to see Santa. Many parents were in tears, overwhelmed with emotion and the magic of the holidays that they thought was lost due to Covid.

Santa and his elves were also deeply touched by the experience. There are no words to express the feeling of knowing that you’ve brought a smile to a child or made a difference in someone’s life.

"One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone." Shannon L. Adler

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Never Alone Direct Support Program

Michele reached out to us when she was in a dark place.  Cancer had found her again.  Unable to even afford to travel to Winnipeg for her surgery, she didn’t know where to turn.  Then someone told her about Never Alone Cancer Foundation.  We helped Michele in applying for a medical travel grant and provided financial assistance for her travel incidentals. 

I want to say thank you to you and to the foundation for all the help I have received . I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am. In June of 2020 I became aware that cancer had found me and in a moment my entire life changed.  Fear had taken over my being and I had never been more afraid in all of my life.  Somehow in the midst of my chaos, your Foundation was brought to my attention and you have gone above and beyond for me.  Talking and trying to help me find the calm in my storm.  Never Alone has made a significant impact on my life and I thank you for changing my life.   Help and an act of kindness when I needed it the most. With all my heart ...I thank you. - Michele 




Funds for Pets

Funds for Pets is a volunteer-run, registered, not-for-profit rescue organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in need.

Our mission is to assist stray animals by providing temporary housing through our foster program, until a permanent, loving home can be found.

Meet Dakota! We were recently asked to help this little girl (along with her three siblings) from a Northern community who was suffering with a serious injury to her spine. She was unable to walk, and was dragging herself around the best she could. She was underweight, had parasites, and was in generally poor health. These past few weeks have been all about getting her settled in foster care, seeing an Orthopedic Surgeon, starting physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture, and getting her fitted for a wheeling cart. Despite her uphill battles, and rocky start to life, she is spunky, energetic, loving and full of life! We look forward to seeing where Dakota's journey takes her and will support her every step of the way.

Paws for a Cause Cancer Walk created in memory of Jerry Maslowsky

This event was created in memory of Jerry Maslowsky, who passed away on September 4, 2016 from esophageal cancer. 

Jerry’s passion for helping others and giving back to the community lives on through this event.

Jerry spent the majority of his career as the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing with the Winnipeg Football Club, where he was introduced to Lyle Bauer and was involved in the development of the Never Alone Foundation. Jerry was a life-long Blue Bomber fan and had the opportunity to work his dream job for 15 seasons. He was committed to his team and regularly went above and beyond to help players, office staff, coaches and fans. Jerry was truly one-of-kind, inspiring hope, enriching lives and giving back to the community.

Jerry Maslowsky