ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2016 Discovery Luncheon - Abbotsford raised over $40,000 to support the acquisition of a critical piece of equipment that will provide better patient outcomes and create clinical efficiencies for lung cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy at the BC Cancer Agency’s Abbotsford Centre. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in Canada. The fourth annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of life-saving research happening each year at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre and the future of cancer care through the latest advancements in treatment options. “Through the generosity of BC Cancer Foundation donors, today we celebrate enhancements to cancer care happening right here in Abbotsford and its impact on lung cancer patients and their families,” said Sarah Roth, BC Cancer Foundation President & CEO. Over the last four years, over $155,000 has been raised at the Discovery Luncheon for ground-breaking cancer research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. -30- Media enquiries please contact: Melissa Serraglio Communications Coordinator BC Cancer Foundation e. firstname.lastname@example.org t. 604.707.5946 The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, we enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. We fund with the goal of finding solutions. The BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of oncology services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. For more information, visit www.bccancer.ca.