CancerCare Manitoba received a significant donation this week. 

On Wednesday, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF) received a transformational gift of $27 million from the Paul Albrechtsen Foundation, the largest philanthropic donation to a healthcare organization in the history of Manitoba.

"The impact this gift will have on cancer research and patient care in this province is momentous,” said Patti Smith, President & CEO of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. “I am profoundly grateful to the Paul Albrechtsen Foundation for this donation and for honouring Paul’s commitment to making this province better for all Manitobans.”

The gift will support four key areas at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) and will ensure CCMB remains at the forefront of cancer research and patient care both on a national and international scale.

“My dad loved this province and believed in supporting all aspects of healthcare, from research in the labs to holistic support programs to ensure Manitobans can receive the best possible care close to home. We are proudly honouring his legacy with this gift today,” said Scott Albrechtsen, President of the Paul Albrechtsen Foundation.

$17 million will go towards updating research laboratories, $4 million to single-cell technology, 2.5 million to genomics and 3.5 million to Western Manitoba Cancer Centre in Brandon.