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BC Cancer Foundation and Junior Achievement congratulate Colliers International for Corporate Responsibility Award

Colliers recognized at National Philanthropy Day on Vancouver Island
VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation and Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) congratulate Colliers International on receiving the Corporate Responsibility Award for National Philanthropy Day in Victoria, organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The BC Cancer Foundation and JABC jointly nominated Colliers International for their outstanding 25 years of continued...

Pritchard Family donates $200,000 to BC Cancer Foundation to boost research

Gift supports breast cancer research and education in Southern Interior
KELOWNA, B.C. – The Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation has made a generous gift of $200,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation to kick start an innovative breast cancer treatment pilot at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The pilot project is researching High-Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy for breast cancer, and aims to improve patient convenience and...

Unprecedented $3.5 Million Raised for Pancreatic Cancer Research at the BC Cancer Foundation’s 2012 Inspiration Gala

Vancouver, B.C. – BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala guests took philanthropy to new heights at the sold-out affair, raising a momentous $3.5 million for pancreatic cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. Emotions ran-high as many of the 500 guests who gathered at the Fairmont Pacific Rim ballroom have been personally affected by the loss of a loved-one to this deadly cancer. A jaw-dropping $...

One man’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis sparks major initiative to change outcomes of the deadly disease

Vancouver, B.C. – A new research effort at the BC Cancer Agency will seek to understand pancreatic cancer at the biological level, and to improve diagnosis, treatment and survival for patients. The 2012 BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala will advance this momentous undertaking, known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research Initiative. In the four short months between his pancreatic cancer diagnosis...

Annual Golf Classic Succeeds in Sindi’s Memory

BC Cancer Foundation Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins raises over $52,000 for cancer research and care in the Southern Interior
KELOWNA - The BC Cancer Foundation Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins took place yesterday August 24, and raised over $52,000 in honour of Sindi. Since her passing in 2010 from acute myeloid leukemia, the BC Cancer Foundation has held the tournament in Sindi’s memory to honour her extraordinary passion and commitment to the work of the BC Cancer Agency and pay tribute to her...

Researchers identify markers that predict progression of oral lesions to cancer

VANCOUVER – A BC research team has identified a set of molecular markers that can better determine whether individuals with oral pre-cancerous lesions are at high risk of having those lesions progress to oral cancer. The findings were published today in Cancer Prevention Research and represent the only large-scale population study with long-term follow up. The study was led by Dr. Miriam Rosin,...

BC Cancer Foundation welcomes Alyssa Grace to lead Vancouver Island fundraising initiatives

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation welcomes Alyssa Grace as senior director of development. Grace will lead fundraising activity on Vancouver Island, benefitting the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre. Province-wide, the BC Cancer Foundation raised a record $50.4 million in support of research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency in 2012. Working with donors and the...

Valley First joins BC Cancer Foundation’s Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins

VANCOUVER, B.C –The BC Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce Valley First as the leadership sponsor of the Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins . The sponsorship will enhance the annual event’s support of life-saving cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. The BC Cancer Foundation’s Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins raises funds to support cancer research and...

BC Cancer Agency library expands in Surrey

SURREY, B.C. - People in Surrey and surrounding communities looking for information about cancer now have a new resource to answer their questions. The Cancer Information Centre at the BC Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre offers books, audiovisuals and online resources on a range of topics, including cancer treatment, complementary and integrative medicine, side effects, nutrition and...

A Gift Gives Brain Cancer Care in B.C. a Major Boost

BC Cancer Agency First-in-Canada to Receive the AutoLITT Brain Cancer Surgical Technology
VANCOUVER, B.C –At the finish line of the Prospera Valley GranFondo, the BC Cancer Foundation announced a major gift of $350,000 from Eleni Skalbania, owner of the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, to support the purchase of Canada’s first AutoLITT brain cancer treatment technology. “Having hope is powerful when you’re diagnosed with a devastating disease like brain cancer, and that’s exactly what the...

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