Left to right: Dr. Brad Nelson, BC Cancer Agency; Sonia Edwards, Investors Group Financial;
Phil Greenhalgh, Tru Value Foods; Bruce Williams, CTV; Dean Clarke, Tru Value Foods;
Darcy Manners, Tru Value Foods

Campbell River, B.C. – A generous $50,000 gift from Tru Value Foods to the BC Cancer Foundation will help ensure local patients continue to have access to the latest in cancer care.

Yesterday’s gift will support local improvements to patient care taking place at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre.

It’s a cause that especially hits home for Dean Clarke of Tru Value Foods, having firsthand experience when it comes to the disease.

“I have personally experienced the challenge of dealing with cancer,” he said. “If we can make it even slightly better in any way for someone else, it would give me a huge sense of satisfaction that we have done the best we can.”

He knows the importance of supporting cancer treatment and care at the local level through Tru Value Foods, which has locations in five different communities throughout Vancouver Island.

“We have the privilege and honor of providing a service and supporting community issues like cancer research and treatment,” Dean said. “It’s what we do as a member of this community in support of one another.”

To learn more about the BC Cancer Foundation or how you can help support local cancer research and care, please visit www.bccancerfoundation.com 


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The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge.  As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, we enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. We fund with the goal of finding solutions. Visit www.bccancerfoundation.com to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.