Alex Duica

Honours Philosophy Student at the University of Calgary
Edmonton, Alberta

When Alex cares deeply about something, she is relentless in her pursuit of it. Supporting the mission of Helping Families Handle Cancer is one of those things. Her history with this organization dates back to Junior High when her incredible team won a $5,000 grant during a Youth Philanthropy Initiative competition. It was during this time that she had the chance to connect with a few cancer families and learn about the huge positive impact this charity makes, with simple acts like paying for a monthly hospital parking pass. To her, that was magic. She soon realized that the real magic at work was the love this charity and its supporters have for all the people they serve. Every bill paid, every parking pass and piece of medical equipment provided, is like an embrace for each family which lets them know that they are not alone on the daunting road ahead. Her mission as a member of the board is to amplify our “magic” and use it to help as many struggling cancer families as possible.

In her role as Secretary, she brings the qualities that have made her a successful student and citizen, namely her determination for excellence, her tenacity, creativity, philosophical thinking, and passion for putting more light into the world.

When her nose isn’t buried in a philosophy book (or alternatively an LSAT prep book) you can find her stargazing, cooking up the yummiest vegetarian meals, or adventuring with her boyfriend Jesse and their sweet pups, Tiggy the Samoyed, and Laney the Chihuahua!