Join us again this year, with special guest Defunk for Cancer Crusher 4! 

The Cause

Cancer Crusher fundraises in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation! The Alberta Cancer Foundation proudly supports cancer patients and their families throughout the province. As the fundraising partner for the Cross Cancer Institute, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the 15 associate and community cancer centres across Alberta, the Alberta Cancer Foundation invests in things that matter most to Albertans: earlier detection, better prevention strategies, improved treatment and enhanced quality of life.

The Event

Hello and welcome to our fourth annual Cancer Crusher fundraiser! A fun night chock-full of music, dancing, drinks and banter all organized to support the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Continuing off the success of our three previous events the Cancer Crusher team are excited to invite you to our largest event yet. This year on Saturday June 3rd we invite you to join us at the Barcelona Tavern for a night including the fine MC talents of X92.9’s Andrew Beckler, local musicians and artists, silent auction and some other surprises. 

Thank you for your continued support!
2017 Fundrasing Goal - $30,000 0%
2016 Net Fundrasing - $20,840 100%
2015 Net Fundraising - $20,000 100%
2014 Net Fundraising - $4,000 100%
Event Details

Date: Saturday June 3, 2017

Time: 7:00pm to Close

Location: Barcelona Tavern

Address: 501 8 Ave. SW

This is an 18+ Only Event


We will be selling advance tickets again this year and anticipate another sold out event! Optional additional donation online or at the door.

Regular: $50 | Student: $25 | Door: $60


8:00 – 9:20  Uno Band (Reggae)

9:20 – 10:40  The Lost Lemons (Rock)

10:40 – 11:45  Wankers From Space (DJ)

11:45 – 1:00  DEFUNK (DJ)

1:00 – close  DAX (DJ)


Hailing from Calgary, Canada, Defunk has taken funky bass music to a whole new level. Most popularly known for his attention of bringing elements of funk, jazz and blues into heavy bass music, he constantly strives to develop new sounds with new elements based around the idea of groove. Sexy sounds, funky rhythms, dirty drops, disco dancing, jazzy solos, and intriguing instruments can all be found in his catalogue. His intention is to constantly push the limit on what bass music is viewed as while still keeping the elements that make you want to dance.

Check out our local talent! 
Birdies for Kids

This year at Cancer Crusher, your donation will reach even further than past years. Our support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF) Patient Financial Assistance Program will receive additional funding through the Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK). The BFK is a non-profit program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. All donations through BFK are matched up to 50%!

Cancer can have a huge strain on finances. Sometimes people opt out of therapy if they can’t afford to take time off work or they are often forced to cash in their RRSPs or use up their savings. Long-term disability insurance typically only makes up 60 per cent of a paycheque. Applying for any governmental financial assistance can take up to six months, and some of those funding options only last a few months. Meanwhile the bills pile up and some families are forced to declare bankruptcy, all on top of one member’s failing health. The costs that go along with the disease can sometimes be so overwhelming that a patient will decide not to have life-saving therapy like a transplant and instead opt to save travel costs by choosing a lesser treatment.

Because of investments in the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program, hundreds of Albertan families are able to focus on healing rather than making ends meet when faced with a cancer diagnosis.

If you cannot make the event, donations can be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation through the following link:

We would like to thank you all for your generous donations and hope to see all of you and your good vibes at the event!

Thank you to our sponsors!

If you would like to become a sponsor for this event, please get in touch!

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Net proceeds will be donated directly to our friends at the Alberta Cancer Foundation!

Cancer Crusher Team