Mélanie’s Way is a Canadian charity that grants personalized ‘wishes’ to young women with metastatic or relapsed cancer. Our goal is to extend the definition of serving these women beyond the medical arena – to focus on maximizing joy and creating customized experiences and shared memories with their loved ones.
We help women follow Mélanie’s Way by granting wishes that will create unique, joyful experiences for these women to share with those they will leave behind.
Mélanie’s Way is run by over 30 volunteers across Canada and serves young women between the ages of 18 and 45 who have metastatic or relapsed cancer (stage 4).
Mélanie Chalmers refused to be defined by the cancer that took her life. Her friends and family remember her not for the way she left us – too young, and too soon – but for the way she shared with us her passion to squeeze the most out of her life.
Mélanie had the courage to choose the exceptional, and to pursue amazing experiences in the face of great personal cost and risk. This often meant exploring the far corners of the world, which she continued to do up until her final days.
Learn more about the women we’ve served and the impact our generous donors have enabled us to create.
To read more about the impact you’ve enabled in 2019, read our annual report which contains highlights from our year, and our goals for the year ahead!
Corporate partners who have made significant donations to support wishes:
In-kind contributors who helped make our wishes special: