Fort McMurray speaker series aims to improve cancer care for Indigenous people – CBC

Oct 20, 2022

Melinda Laboucan will talk about how she brought Indigenous cancer care to the forefront of her community

An Edmonton-based charity is promoting a speaker series in Fort McMurray teaching about ways to support Indigenous people going through cancer.

The speaker series is being organized by Compassion House, a non-profit that helps with lodging and support for women battling cancer. The organization has helped 2,000 women, including 200 from Fort McMurray.

“Although our charity is based out of Edmonton, we don’t serve Edmontonians,” said Amber Blaszkiewicz, director of partnerships and engagement with Compassion House.

She said the speaker series is an opportunity to connect with more people and businesses in Fort McMurray, and help raise awareness in the community about Compassion House.

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