Cochranite helps families battling cancer

After nearly dying of cancer at infancy, Carie Stock has dedicated her life to supporting others suffering from the disease.

“I feel like I found my purpose because of that,” said Stock, 32, executive director and founder of the Helping Families Handle Cancer Foundation (HFHCF).

The non-profit organization provides financial support to families with children diagnosed with cancer by covering costs associated with cancer treatment, from medication to medical travel costs, and even just parking passes at the hospital.

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Shooting for a Cause for families with cancer

By David Feil, Cochrane Times

“I am so excited and honoured to be running my third annual Shooting for a Cause,” said event coordinator Rick Pearson. “[It] has filled me with such pride and joy to be using the sport I love to do something amazing for such an honourable charity.”

Since it began in 2014, the event has raised $7,712 to aid the HFHCF in providing the financial assistance families need to focus on being their for their child as they fight against cancer and limiting the stress the illness places on the family.

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Cancer travel burdens overwhelm families, Calgary foundation aims to help

By: Metro, For Metro Published on Tue Jun 02 2015

Two-year-old Dominic Rooney was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia 19 months ago.

His parents Sean and Trish had to bring him to Calgary from Medicine Hat for treatment in 2013.

Sean has been dreading Sunday nights for almost two years. They marked the time for him to drive home to Medicine Hat, leaving Dominic and Trish at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

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Kimmett Cup helps valued charities

Noel Edey
Cochrane Times

Proceeds of January’s Kimmett Cup 7 will go a long way in helping youth through Children’s Wish and Helping Families Handle Cancer.

Representatives of the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation presented Children’s Wish with $112,000 and Helping Families Handle Cancer with $16,000 on Feb. 28. The donations were made possible by the 400 players, 100 volunteers and countless fans who play in the annual Kimmett Cup held to celebrate the life of Lindsay Leigh Kimmett.

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Carie Stock – Why she’s a 2014 Top 40

Age: 30

Job title: Executive Director, Helping Families Handle Cancer

Why she’s a 2014 Top 40:

Carie Stock founded Helping Families Handle Cancer, a registered charity that has helped more than 75 families who have a child battling cancer by paying their bills so the parents could be with their children during treatment.

Carie Stock’s first memories come to her in sharp flashes. A red carpet; a hospital room; a coveted day pass to the movie theatre. But in every memory, her mother is always by her side.

At one year old, Stock was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer, and doctors informed her family she only had a 10-per cent chance of survival. She battled the disease until she was seven, when she finally went into surgery for the last time.

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