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The Ride to Conquer Cancer Announces $10.4 Million Raised as 2,642 Riders Commence the 5th Annual Ride in British Columbia

Largest cycling fundraiser in B.C. history helps the BC Cancer Foundation to fund life-saving research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Ride To Conquer Cancer announced 2642 riders helped raise $10.4 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the fifth annual Ride commenced in British Columbia on Saturday. Funds raised through B.C.’s largest cycling fundraiser support life-saving research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. “We are extremely grateful to this incredible community of Riders, Crew...

BC-developed prostate cancer drug holds out hope for clinical trials

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A new potential prostate cancer drug developed by the BC Cancer Agency offers hope where other drugs have failed. EPI-001 was developed by Dr. Marianne Sadar, distinguished scientist, BC Cancer Agency, and Dr. Raymond Andersen, distinguished professor, University of British Columbia. Research published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation confirms that Dr. Sadar’s team...

First Annual Concrete Hero Ultimate Urban Obstacle Challenge to be held September 29th in Downtown Vancouver

Innovative fundraiser will draw thousands of British Columbians to scale massive obstacles and race along Vancouver’s streets and alleyways in support of the BC Cancer Foundation and leading-edge cancer research in BC.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – First annual Concrete Hero Ultimate Urban Obstacle Challenge will take place on September 29th in downtown Vancouver. The innovative fundraiser will draw thousands of British Columbians to scale massive obstacles and race along Vancouver’s streets and alleyways in support of the BC Cancer Foundation and leading-edge cancer research in BC. “We are absolutely thrilled about our...

Canuck Alumnus helps BC Cancer Foundation Launch 2013 Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canuck alumnus Darcy Rota traded in ice skates for sneakers to play a friendly road hockey match at the Canucks Party on the Plaza, launching the 2013 Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer with the BC Cancer Foundation . Registration is now open for the fundraising event that will see teams converge at the Concord Pacific grounds on September 14, 2013, for a full day of four-on-four...

Local Parent Association Pushes Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Ahead

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A critical research project looking at medulloblastoma— a form of childhood brain cancer—is underway at the BC Cancer Agency’s Genome Sciences Centre thanks to a generous $25,000 gift to the BC Cancer Foundation from the BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association (BCCCPA). Medulloblastomas make up 25 to 30 per cent of all childhood cancers and brain tumours are the leading cause of...

$10 Million in Philanthropic Support Transforms Cancer Centre on Vancouver Island

Victoria, B.C. – The newly-transformed BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre opens after an extensive 10,000 square foot expansion. The new space, funded by the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspire the World Campaign, houses vital support services that will provide patients and their families with enhanced care. Patients receiving care at the Vancouver Island Centre will access services that range...

First-in-Canada technology helps cancer specialists to better detect lung cancer

BC Cancer Foundation donors support major enhancement to lung cancer care
Vancouver – Lung cancer specialists at the BC Cancer Agency now have access to a three-dimensional navigation system that can enhance diagnosis, staging and care for lung cancer patients in BC. The BC Cancer Foundation-funded equipment is the first of its kind to be used in Canada and is newly-installed at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Centre. “This technology acts as a GPS, providing clear...

A $2.5 Million Gift to the BC Cancer Foundation Provides Cancer Researchers with Top-of-the-Line Tools

Vancouver, B.C. – A $2.5 million gift to the BC Cancer Foundation from the Milan & Maureen Ilich Foundation will dramatically broaden the capacity for comprehensive pre-clinical research at the BC Cancer Agency —accelerating advancements in cancer care. “The generosity of the Milan & Maureen Ilich Foundation has solidified the BC Cancer Agency’s unique research capabilities across Canada...

Local Survivor Gives Cancer Care in Abbotsford a $100,000 High-Tech Upgrade

Abbotsford, B.C. – Home-grown philanthropist Dave Holmberg made a $100,000 gift to the BC Cancer Foundation in support of cutting-edge radiation therapy equipment at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. Cancer has deeply impacted the Holmberg family. A year-and-a-half after losing his eldest son, David Jr., to brain cancer, Holmberg received a diagnosis of multiple myeloma—a cancer of the...

One Million Dollars Raised for World Class Cancer Research on Vancouver Island at the BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle and Jingle Soirée

Victoria, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle and J ingle Soirée kicked-off the season of giving in style with over 230 Victorians raising an outstanding $1 million for life-changing cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre. Three-time cancer patient Laurene Clark spoke to guests about the opportunity to support those embarking on a cancer journey, “I ask you...

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