In May of 2018 - 37 year old Amy Alain, a young mother of two children and loving wife to husband Phil Alain, was diagnosed with stage 3b non small cell adenocarcinoma lung cancer. Amy was a fitness instructor, triathlete and an Ultra-Runner so the diagnosis came as a shock to her and her family. Throughout her journey she made it a mission to help others and started the campaign Lunges for Lung Cancer awareness. For 8 months she did lunges to raise awareness of the seriousness of lung cancer and how it does not only affect those who smoke. If you have lungs you can get lung cancer. Even in the last month of her life she continued to do lunges from her hospital room. Unfortunately Amy passed away on February 22nd, 2019 after inspiring thousands through her efforts while she fought so hard to beat her own cancer.
One of Amy's wishes was to someday set up a home for people who are going through cancer treatments that are from out of town. So many times she sat and talked with people while getting her treatments who drove hours daily just to receive radiation or chemo therapy treatments then have to return home just to do the drive all over again the next day feeling so ill from the cancer already and now coping with the side effects of the treatments.
Amy’s House 1 was officially opened on September 28 th 2019 and a second home was opened in May of 2023. The homes provide comfort for patients and family members to help ease their emotional and physical discomfort while they carry on with their personal journey battling cancer. Amy and their family were very fortunate to live close to the Cross Cancer Institute and had remarkable support form so many friends and family while Amy went through her cancer treatments. It was Amy’s wish that one day she could provide the same for many others by creating a home that would provide convenience and comfort for families in need.
Therefore....Amy’s House has become the realization of her dream.
Supporting Businesses That Brought the House to Life
JC power washing
LBH St Albert
PF Custom Countertops
All Weather Windows
IPaint by Vic
First Call Heating and Air Conditioning
Canadian Tire Windermere
Vision By Design
Crossroads C & I
Rona St. Albert
Lowe’s St. Albert
Home Depot St. Albert
Ames Stone and Tile
To provide cancer patients and families of cancer patients, who must travel 150 km's or more to Edmonton for treatments, a "Home Away From Home" while they go through their cancer treatments
To make a difference in as many lives as possible through the love and support of community as families go through the challenge of cancer treatments and the stresses that accompany the illness.