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$905,005 raised at BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle accelerating immunotherapy clinical trials

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s annual Jingle Mingle , presented by Proline Property Management, raised an astounding $905,000 to directly advance immunotherapy research at the BC Cancer Agency’s Trev & Joyce Deeley Research Centre (DRC) toward the clinical trial phase. The generosity of guests shimmered throughout the enchanting evening with gifts to support T cell production...

BC Cancer Agency scientists make internationally significant discovery, mapping the evolution of breast cancer ‘avatars’

Vancouver – A just-published paper in the prestigious journal Nature highlights how researchers at the BC Cancer Agency are using human breast cancer ‘avatars’ — models of human breast cancers — to measure how complex cancers develop and change over time. The research is unprecedented because it uses single cancer cells to expose how breast cancers evolve and how to identify the cell populations...

BC Cancer Foundation Supporting BC Cancer Agency Leadership in Care + Research

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation has provided over $172 million donor dollars to our sole-partner, the BC Cancer Agency in the past ten years to accelerate cancer research and enhancements to patient care. By providing our partner with the leadership, expertise and tools needed to ensure British Columbians benefit from the world’s best cancer care. Two years ago, the Foundation was...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Abbotsford raises $50,000 to advance cancer treatment options in B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Abbotsford, presented by Scotiabank, raised an amazing $50,000 to support the High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy program at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. The second annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of research happening each year at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. The Abbotsford Centre is a...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Kelowna raises $100,000 to advance local cancer care through research

KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Kelowna raised an amazing $100,000 to support clinical trials research at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The fourth annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of discovery research happening each year in Kelowna. The generosity of Tom Budd, with the Thomas Alan Budd...

BC Cancer Foundation 2014 Inspiration Gala Provides Astounding $5 Million to Crack the Cancer Code

Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 10 th annual Inspiration Gala , presented by Encana, raised a record-breaking $5 million in support of the BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program (POG). Philanthropy reined over the evening of fine wines, decadent food, and luxurious auction items, ensuring that the future of integrating genomic sequencing into standard cancer care...

Hope Couture raises $1.5 million to Create New Possibilities for Hard-To-Treat Cancers in BC

Vancouver, BC – Today, the BC Cancer Foundation’s inaugural Hope Couture fundraising event raised an incredible $1.5 million to support the purchase of a state-of-the-art Vero™ machine, a $6.5 million technologically-advanced radiotherapy system. One of the first machines of its kind in Canada, the VERO TM will be located at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre. Fashion met cause at Hope Couture...

BC Cancer Foundation Receives National Award for Best Overall Corporate Governance

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) recently named the BC Cancer Foundation a winner in the category of Best Overall Corporate Governance at the second annual Excellence in Governance Awards (EGs). MTS Allstream was also named in the category that included nominees RBC, Encana, Tim Hortons and TransCanada. “The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries Best...

Over $550,000 Raised in Two Years Through the BC Cancer Foundation's Concrete Hero

2nd annual event draws hundreds of participants, volunteers and supporters who raced 9 km and cleared 9 obstacles in downtown Vancouver to support leading-edge cancer research and enhancements to care at The BC Cancer Agency
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Concrete Hero participants have raised over $550,000 in two years for the BC Cancer Foundation toward life-saving cancer research. The second year of the event commenced on Sunday, as hundreds of participants, volunteers and supporters gathered in Vancouver to race 9 km and clear 9 obstacles, through a chip-timed, urban obstacle challenge to support leading-edge cancer research...

Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge Raises over $415,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C., August 16, 2014 – Today, over 600 riders rode up Cypress Mountain representing the 600 British Columbians that will succumb to pancreatic cancer this year at the 7 th Annual Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge. The $415,000 raised at this inspiring event will go to the BC Cancer Foundation to support life-saving research at the BC Cancer Agency, to unlock the mysteries of one of...

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