Our story.

Our story.

The Man. The Legend.

7 GAMES. OVER $4.98 MILLION RAISED TO-DATE.

With 1 in 4 Albertans being diagnosed with cancer and 1 in 2 passing away from their diagnosis, it seems that everyone has a cancer story. Brent Saik, President of Alberta Sports Vision Institute and organizer of the World’s Longest Games, is no different.

Brent’s relationship with the Cross Cancer Institute began in 1994 when he lost his father, Terry Saik, to cancer. One of Terry’s final wishes was that Brent would carry on the Saik legacy of community support and continue raising funds for the Cross Cancer Institute. Brent made good on his promise and, in 1996, he began the annual Terry Saik Memorial Golf Tournament which raised nearly $35,000. But he didn’t stop there. He wanted to do something more, something bigger.

So, in 2003, Brent held the inaugural World’s Longest Hockey Game, which included 40 players playing 80 consecutive hours. This event raised $150,000 in support of a gene-analyzer which is now used in pediatric cancer research at the Cross Cancer Institute. But that still wasn’t enough for Brent. He wanted to do more. And, after losing his wife Susan to cancer shortly after the first World’s Longest Hockey Game, he knew what he had to.

With help from countless volunteers, donors, players and committee members, Brent has now organized six World’s Longest Hockey Games and one World’s Longest Baseball Game, which have raised over $4.98 million for the Cross Cancer Institute in support of leading edge equipment and life-saving research.

The Man. The Legend.

7 GAMES. OVER $4.98 MILLION RAISED TO-DATE.

With 1 in 4 Albertans being diagnosed with cancer and 1 in 2 passing away from their diagnosis, it seems that everyone has a cancer story. Brent Saik, President of Alberta Sports Vision Institute and organizer of the World’s Longest Games, is no different.

Brent’s relationship with the Cross Cancer Institute began in 1994 when he lost his father, Terry Saik, to cancer. One of Terry’s final wishes was that Brent would carry on the Saik legacy of community support and continue raising funds for the Cross Cancer Institute. Brent made good on his promise and, in 1996, he began the annual Terry Saik Memorial Golf Tournament which raised nearly $35,000. But he didn’t stop there. He wanted to do something more, something bigger.

So, in 2003, Brent held the inaugural World’s Longest Hockey Game, which included 40 players playing 80 consecutive hours. This event raised $150,000 in support of a gene-analyzer which is now used in pediatric cancer research at the Cross Cancer Institute. But that still wasn’t enough for Brent. He wanted to do more. And, after losing his wife Susan to cancer shortly after the first World’s Longest Hockey Game, he knew what he had to.

With help from countless volunteers, donors, players and committee members, Brent has now organized six World’s Longest Hockey Games and one World’s Longest Baseball Game, which have raised over $4.98 million for the Cross Cancer Institute in support of leading edge equipment and life-saving research.

Breaking Records. Saving Lives.

Over $4.98 million raised for the Cross Cancer Institute in support of leading edge equipment and life-saving research.

And Brent still isn’t done!

Now, he is organizing the 2nd World’s Longest Baseball Game in support of life-saving cancer research at the University of Alberta.

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Now, with another World’s Longest Hockey Game under our belt, and as we gear up for the second World’s Longest Baseball Game, we couldn’t help but wonder… what other games could we play to make an even bigger impact for cancer patients? While we have yet to decide what the next “World’s Longest Game” will be, we know we want to go big. We have to. So, what better way to do so then to capture all of our events under one single and inclusive umbrella; The World’s Longest Game. To properly unveil this new and exciting era, we knew we needed a new brand. So, with the help of Partner, Knorth Creative Co, we are excited to reveal our brand-new logo! A logo that proudly showcases our Canadian roots and team-based spirit. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Dollars At Work.

THIS YEAR, THE WORLD’S LONGEST BASEBALL GAME HAS DECIDED TO RAISE FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF LIFE-SAVING CANCER RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA.

Dr. John Mackey, Director of Clinical Trials at the Cross Cancer Institute is leading a clinical research team to exploit the new cancer biology and drug discovered by University of Alberta Professor, Luc Berthiaume. This drug, called PCLX-001, shuts down the abnormal chemical signalling in many common cancers and triggers those cells to die, while sparing the normal, healthy cells. Current studies have shown that PCLX-001 works differently than other known cancer drugs and has high activity and positive results in breast, lung, bladder and pancreas cancers. But it doesn’t stop there. In fact, it is predicted to make the most significant difference - and potentially even a cure - in: · Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas · Leukemias · Other hematological cancers (blood cancers) Plus, while most new drug development projects have a 1 in 1,000 chance of being successful and making it to market, PCLX-001 is showing incredible promise. It is currently at the stage of having a 1 in 3 chance of being successful, making it to market and having a positive impact on the lives of patients and families facing cancer!

The best part? You can support this exciting new research that is striving to offer a new cancer drug that will prolong/save the lives of cancer patients right here in Edmonton, and around the world. This means that people who would otherwise die of their cancer - despite all the best known treatments - will have a better chance of a cancer-free outcome and more time with their families, friends and loved ones. What more can you ask for?

Please donate to the World’s Longest Baseball Game today to ensure patients in Alberta will be the first in the world to participate in these clinical trials through the Cross Cancer Institute!

IN SUPPORT OF THE

DONATE
Help Brent & 55 other team mates reach their $250,000 goal
GET INVOLVED
Browsing the various other ways you can get involved & make a difference
CHEER
Mark your calendars. It’s amazing what a little vocal support can do!

Past Events.

Here is photo proof showcasing the fact that accomplishing a Guinness World Record for a World’s Longest Game is GRUELLING but, it’s nothing in comparison to what cancer patients have to go through every single day. So, we dig down, get gritty and make it happen. And, thanks to the tremendous support from countless volunteers, donors and our community we even manage to crack a smile along the way. So, THANK YOU!

Past Events.