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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...

$5.1 Million Raised in 9 Years through the BC Cancer Foundation's Annual Underwear Affair

9th annual race draws hundreds of British Columbians to run, walk and complete challenges in their underwear through downtown Vancouver in support of cutting-edge cancer research and enhancements to care at The BC Cancer Agency
VANCOUVER, B.C., July 5, 2014 – British Columbians raised $5.1 million in nine years through the BC Cancer Foundations’ annual Underwear Affair in Vancouver. Funds raised support leading-edge cancer research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency for cancers which occur below the waist. Each year hundreds of participants race, walk and complete challenges through downtown Vancouver...

BC Cancer Foundation Raises $36.3 Million for Cancer Research in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, B.C. – This year more than 115,000 donors from across the province partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation to raise $36.3 million for innovative research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency. The announcement was made at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting in late June. The BC Cancer Foundation continues to be the largest funder of cancer research in B.C. “...

The Ride to Conquer Cancer Presented by Silver Wheaton Announces $9.1 Million Raised as 6th Annual Ride Commences in British Columbia

B.C.’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 2,104 riders and supports cutting-edge cancer research and enhancements to care through the BC Cancer Foundation
VANCOUVER, B.C., June 14, 2014 – The Ride To Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton announced 2,104 riders helped raise $9.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the sixth annual Ride commenced in British Columbia on Saturday. Funds raised through B.C.'s largest cycling fundraiser support cutting-edge cancer research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. “We are so grateful to...

1st Annual Anita Cochrane Memorial Awards Bring Hope to Breast Cancer Patients in BC

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The first competition for the Anita Cochrane Memorial Awards were held earlier this year. Applications were received from leading experts in breast cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency and reviewed by a committee. Five successful applicants were awarded funding for pilot studies in the field of breast cancer research and education. These awards are made possible through the...

First in Canada cancer biobank registers 10,000 participants

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The PREDICT (Personal Response Determinants in Cancer Therapy) program at the BC Cancer Agency has registered 10,000 participants. This number is significant because it is half way to the program’s goal of 20,000 participants – a number which will enable large scale cancer and genomic research. The program launched as a pilot project in 2006, thanks to the generosity of BC...

Workout to Conquer Cancer Raises $379,000 to Power Cancer Research in BC

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A meaningful workout turned into a momentous occasion to accelerate cancer research at the BC Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer event on March 8th. The day-long fitness challenge at the Richmond Olympic Oval raised $379,000 to support B.C. based, world-leading research at the BC Cancer Agency. There was something for everyone at this incredible event that featured...

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