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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...

$405,000 Awarded to Accelerate Research at the BC Cancer Agency

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Innovation Support Fund, established in 2010 by the BC Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer Agency, is enabling cancer researchers to accelerate research discoveries throughout the province with a $405,000 investment in equipment and technology needs. The Innovation Support Fund provides province-wide funding for the purchase of new and enhanced equipment that may not otherwise...

BC updates breast cancer screening policy

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Agency is announcing BC’s revised breast cancer screening policy, emphasizing informed choice for women. The announcement coincides with World Cancer Day, Feb 4, 2014. As part of the Provincial Breast Health Strategy, the new policy was developed after a comprehensive review of scientific data and other evidence-based screening mammography materials. The changes to...

Grants awarded for homegrown game changing cancer research

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Known for being a leading recipient in international grant competitions in cancer research, the BC Cancer Agency announced the winners of their own internal competition to support game changing cancer research in British Columbia, funded by the BC Cancer Foundation. The shortlisted Agency candidates were selected by a panel of representatives from leading cancer research...

An Incredible $620,000 Raised for Life-Saving Cancer Research on Vancouver Island at the BC Cancer Foundation's Jingle Mingle and Jingle Soirée

VICTORIA, B.C. – On December 5th, the BC Cancer Foundation’s 7th Annual Jingle Mingle brought Vancouver Island supporters together at the best holiday party of the season, raising $620,000 for world class research at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre. With 300 guests in attendance at Victoria’s landmark Fairmont Empress Hotel, the evening began with an inspirational high. The...

A “Breathtaking” $2.3 Million Raised for Lung Cancer Research at the BC Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Inspiration Gala

Vancouver, B.C. – BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala guests came together in a momentous way to bring attention to one of the most underfunded cancers, raising an astounding $2.3 million for lung cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. Emotions ran high as many of the 400 guests who gathered at the Fairmont Pacific Rim ballroom have been personally affected by the much feared disease of lung...

BC Cancer Foundation Receives Imagine Canada Accreditation

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce our accreditation under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen the practices of Canadian charities and nonprofits and increase public confidence in the sector’s work through demonstrated transparency and...

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