ABOUT

AGAT Foundation Charity Golf Classic animated geese logo
AGAT Foundation Charity Golf Classic animated geese logo
AGAT Foundation Charity Golf Classic animated geese logo

Started 16 years ago as a tribute to a leader in the Laboratory Service Industry , this tournament is the culmination of collaborative efforts between industry peers and charitable organizations to honour past and present cancer warriors across Alberta. In 2017, the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Tom Crist Foundation joined forces to help this tournament evolve into the Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic and In January 2022, the AGAT Foundation assumed the leadership role in hosting this very important event and looks forward to continuing the legacy established in previous years.

Our Event has evolved into a major fundraising  event dedicated to bringing “Patient Financial Assistance and Support “ to cancer patients in our local communities across Alberta . With the help of loyal supporters and generous donors, over $1.37 Million in net proceeds have been raised for the Alberta Cancer Foundation “Patient Financial Assistance Program and Patient Navigator Program”.

The AGAT Foundation Charity Classic continues a long philanthropic tradition dedicated to funding assistance programs for cancer patients and their families throughout Alberta.

Please visit www.agatfoundation.com to learn more about the impactful work carried out by AGAT Foundation.

Our Charity

ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION
PATIENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Making life better for Albertans facing cancer. Every day, nearly 60 Albertans hear the words “you have cancer”. The Alberta Cancer Foundation stands alongside every Albertan who hears these words by offering three in return, “we will help”.

ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION
PATIENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Making life better for Albertans facing cancer. Every day, nearly 60 Albertans hear the words “you have cancer”. The Alberta Cancer Foundation stands alongside every Albertan who hears these words by offering three in return, “we will help”.

A diagnosis of cancer comes with many challenges, including financial hardship for the patients and their families. To help alleviate this burden, all the funds raised during the AGAT Foundation Charity Classic will be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation Patient Financial Assistance Program.

Through the generosity and commitment of our donors, we invest in people, ideas, and initiatives that push the pace of progress, ignite innovative research and implement leading-edge treatment. But that is not always enough. Cancer can be a huge strain on finances. People are often forced to cash

in their retirement funds and use up their savings to make ends meet during their treatment. That’s why the Alberta Cancer Foundation also provides patients access to financial assistance to cover the out of pocket expenses for items such as medication, medical supplies, transportation, accommodations, and child care. In 2021, the Patient Financial Assistance Program was accessed 4,456 times by families across Alberta.

Thanks to our donors, patients and families are able to receive the financial assistance they need, so they can focus on what matters most – healing.

A diagnosis of cancer comes with many challenges, including financial hardship for the patients and their families. To help alleviate this burden, all the funds raised during the AGAT Foundation Charity Classic will be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation Patient Financial Assistance Program.

Through the generosity and commitment of our donors, we invest in people, ideas, and initiatives that push the pace of progress, ignite innovative research and implement leading-edge treatment. But that is not always enough. Cancer can be a huge strain on finances. People are often forced to cash

in their retirement funds and use up their savings to make ends meet during their treatment. That’s why the Alberta Cancer Foundation also provides patients access to financial assistance to cover the out of pocket expenses for items such as medication, medical supplies, transportation, accommodations, and child care. In 2021, the Patient Financial Assistance Program was accessed 4,456 times by families across Alberta.

Thanks to our donors, patients and families are able to receive the financial assistance they need, so they can focus on what matters most – healing.

For over 42 years, AGAT Laboratories has funded various charitable endeavors across Canada to support the local communities where its 43 branches operate. The AGAT Foundation is now carrying on this tradition by harnessing the power of scientific advances and fostering meaningful partnerships with like-minded organizations in order to fulfill our shared vision of building, creating and healing through knowledge. The AGAT Foundation Charity Classic is our latest initiative in a series of projects designed to shore up resources for early cancer diagnosis, patient care, emotional support and ground-breaking research that will make tangible positive impacts in our communities.

AGAT LABORATORIES AND AGAT FOUNDATION
FOUR DECADES OF GIVING BACK

The AGAT Foundation is a natural progression of AGAT Laboratories’ long-standing corporate giving program. As Canada’s national privately-owned laboratory network, AGAT Laboratories is renowned for providing accurate, timely and defensible solutions to complex analytical requests with a constant focus on ensuring “Service Beyond Analysis” to its clients, employees and local communities. 

For over 42 years, AGAT Laboratories has funded various charitable endeavors across Canada to support the local communities where its 43 branches operate. The AGAT Foundation is now carrying on this tradition by harnessing the power of scientific advances and fostering meaningful partnerships with like-minded organizations in order to fulfill our shared vision of building, creating and healing through knowledge. The AGAT Foundation Charity Classic is our latest initiative in a series of projects designed to shore up resources for early cancer diagnosis, patient care, emotional support and ground-breaking research that will make tangible positive impacts in our communities.

The Foundation’s most notable initiatives in the past 2 years include:
  • Partnership with Prostate Centre Calgary (PCC) to promote early detection and facilitate treatment access for prostate cancer patients in Alberta.
  • Funding and fundraising support for the PCC’s Man Van™ mobile clinics to provide free prostate cancer screening tests throughout Alberta.
  • Funding to help the Tom Baker Cancer Centre bring Prostate-specific membrane antigen PSMA-PET imaging to Alberta. This technique helps localize prostate cancer recurrence more accurately than current conventional imaging.
  • Acquisition of Faxiton® Trident® HD radiography systems and Sentimag® magnetic localization systems for Peter Lougheed Centre and Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary to improve breast-conserving cancer surgery care by facilitating the localization and excision of small cancer tumours.
  • Purchase of intra-operative ultrasound equipment for The Montreal Children’s Hospital to improve paediatric patient care by increasing surgery success rates, shortening operating times, and reducing risks of complications.
  • Donation to purchase large volumes of pet food and supplies for Parachutes for Pets and Pawsitive Match.
  • Donation to fund cleft lip and palate surgeries through the exceptional surgical care of Operation Smile. Canada.

Please visit www.agatfoundation.com to learn more about the impactful work carried out by AGAT Foundation.

  • Partnership with Prostate Centre Calgary (PCC) to promote early detection and facilitate treatment access for prostate cancer patients in Alberta.
  • Funding and fundraising support for the PCC’s Man Van™ mobile clinics to provide free prostate cancer screening tests throughout Alberta.
  • Funding to help the Tom Baker Cancer Centre bring Prostate-specific membrane antigen PSMA-PET imaging to Alberta. This technique helps localize prostate cancer recurrence more accurately than current conventional imaging.
  • Acquisition of Faxiton® Trident® HD radiography systems and Sentimag® magnetic localization systems for Peter Lougheed Centre and Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary to improve breast-conserving cancer surgery care by facilitating the localization and excision of small cancer tumours.
  • Purchase of intra-operative ultrasound equipment for The Montreal Children’s Hospital to improve paediatric patient care by increasing surgery success rates, shortening operating times, and reducing risks of complications.
  • Donation to purchase large volumes of pet food and supplies for Parachutes for Pets and Pawsitive Match.
  • Donation to fund cleft lip and palate surgeries through the exceptional surgical care of Operation Smile. Canada.

Please visit www.agatfoundation.com to learn more about the impactful work carried out by AGAT Foundation.