Carlotta’s Cancer Fund

Those who know and love Carlotta Ritchie know she’s irreverent and funny. She’s a Vancouver girl born and bred with a big heart, who’s always rescuing the loneliest dogs no one else wants and giving them a caring home. She’s elegant, a generous hostess with an eye for detail, a hobby artist, creative, an accomplished equestrian well versed in dressage. Carlotta is the type who grabs life by the horns and doesn’t let go.

This delightful woman is also grappling with stage III/stage IV lung cancer. As always, Carlotta is meeting this challenge head on—with optimism and courage. In addition to undergoing radiation under the care of her radiologist, she has just met with her oncologist and her chemo treatments begin the week of February 19th for the coming months.
Carlotta hopes to add intensive IV vitamin/mineral therapy with Dr. Lawrence Chan of Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre to boost her immune system and strength, prevent excessive weight loss and improve her quality of life. And while Carlotta has the emotional support of husband Alex, family and friends, she is trying to pull together the funds to finance the IV treatment. The cost is $25,000 to cover a one-year program.

Carlotta says her doctor has told her she has a 20 to 30% chance of halting the progress of the cancerous mass between her lungs, which is too delicate to operate on. “I want to prove him wrong!” she says. “People much worse off have made it.”

Thank you to all who are reading this. Your generous donations will go to fund Carlotta’s IV treatment, keep her strong and on the road to recovery. Sending love and strength to Carlotta!
  • Karin Jasper 
    • $200 
    • 41 mos
  • Cyndy Stone 
    • $500 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • pamela wright 
    • $2,000 
    • 47 mos
  • Barclay Isherwood 
    • $1,000 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Robbie Trudeau 
Vancouver, BC
Carlotta Bryan Ritchie