The Kate McGarrigle Fund

The SU2C Canada Kate McGarrigle Fund is a collaborative program from Stand Up To Cancer Canada and the Kate McGarrigle Foundation.

APPLY NOW: Music As Healing, a program in memory of Kate McGarrigle, aims to provide music therapy resources to cancer patients with a passion for music, as well as much-needed funds for sarcoma research.

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Kate McGarrigle was a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter who wrote and performed as a duo with her sister Anna McGarrigle. She is the mother of singers Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright from her marriage to American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III. When Kate was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2007, it became her mission to combat the disease. Later that same year, she and a handful of friends founded The Kate McGarrigle Fund in Canada. Following Kate’s death in 2010, the family expanded their efforts to the United States by founding The Kate McGarrigle Foundation, allowing the family to work specifically on Kate’s musical and artistic legacy while also funding research in the U.S. Recently, The Kate McGarrigle Foundation and The Kate McGarrigle Fund joined SU2C and SU2C Canada, respectively, to further expand their reach and fundraising efforts.

If you’d like to donate to the SU2C Canada Kate McGarrigle fund, please click here.

Donors And Collaborators

Sick Kids


Astra Zeneca


Canadian Cancer Society


Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Cancer Stem Cell Consortium


Genome Canada






Pancreatic Cancer Canada