Supporting Canadian Kids with cancer


Alexandra MacKay

Alexandra is a two-time cancer survivor. Her story is one of courage, strength, and resilience. Alexandra's is the first published case of DICER1 mutation - a genetic mutation that causes a variety of rare cancers; however, her DICER1 and cancer diagnoses don't define this fierce and fabulous 13 year old! 
Alexandra is a competitive dancer in tap and jazz, she enjoys being an ambassador and speaking for SickKids and Childhood Cancer Canada foundations, and she is looking forward to high school and the leadership opportunities this next phase has to offer. Sharing her story with others is a chance to give back to the hospital and researchers who have saved her life, and is a way to turn the challenges of living with cancer into blessings. Alexandra is looking forward to spending the evening with you all.