Pauline Jeanneau
Social Media Specialist , BC Cancer Foundation

Blog Posts by Pauline Jeanneau

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Vancouver Artist Giving Back to the Cancer Community in a Beautiful Way

Meet Sue Bayley, local Vancouver artist who is giving back to the BC Cancer community in a beautiful way. Sue Bayley at her studio in Vancouver The Diagnosis In 2018, Sue was diagnosed with Stage IV marginal zone lymphoma In the winter of 2018, Sue, who had been in the movie production business for over 25 years, started to feel unusually exhausted. While long days, stress and fatigue were not uncommon, it became clear that something was not right. It wasn’t until Sue found a lump in her underarm that she started to fear the worst. After numerous tests, she received the news that she had...

Jingle Mingle Raises $650,000 for Innovative Therapies on Vancouver Island

Guests at Jingle Mingle 2019 On November 28, $650,000 was raised at the annual Jingle Mingle event in Victoria. Fueled by the generosity of 325 generous guests, along with several community sponsors, these funds will support the launch of the Innovative Therapies unit at BC Cancer - Victoria. View the full photo gallery here . Thanks to generous donors, $650,000 was raised for Innovative Therapies The primary goal of the Innovative Therapies unit is to create more clinical trials for patients on Vancouver Island and beyond. Currently, there are six trials available in Victoria, and with the...

Canadian Naval Officer Defies the Odds after Testicular Cancer Diagnosis

In the summer of 2017, Royal Canadian Navy Officer, Stephen Tomlinson was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his lymph nodes, lungs and brain. The chances of survival were extremely low, but thanks to the experts at BC Cancer , Stephen is here today to tell his story. The Background Stephen and his wife after his diagnosis In 2017, Stephen returned from deployment and started to experience what he thought were allergies in the form of a cough. While persistent, Stephen assumed the cough would go away on its own. Then he started coughing blood. Knowing he had to seek medical...

2019 Discovery Luncheon Raises Record $370,000 to Support Genomics

The ninth-annual Discovery Luncheon in Kelowna on November 5 raised a record-setting $370,000 to help bring genomically-based solutions to BC Cancer - Kelowna and hope to families facing cancer across the interior. Guests at the 2019 Discovery Luncheon Hosted at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, the event welcomed members of the community alongside BC Cancer experts to connect and invest in the future of cancer care: genomics. 2019 Discovery Luncheon at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort See the full event gallery here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJbYNJv The event welcomed patient speaker, Shannon Gall...

The 2019 Inspiration Gala Raises $3 Million to Advance Genomics

After months of preparation and work that spanned across multiple teams, the BC Cancer Foundation hosted its 15 th annual Inspiration Gala on November 2 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The stunning winter’s magic themed event welcomed over 500 guests, generous donors and cancer experts from around the province. By the end of the evening, $3 Million dollars was raised to advance genomics - the analysis of an individual’s DNA to better understand their cancer. A full gallery from the evening can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJsHqbP Carla Rielly One of the evening’s highlights was key...

Genomics saves West Vancouver woman’s life after facing aggressive ovarian cancer

Every three and a half hours, another woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Canada. In B.C, more than 300 women will be diagnosed with a form of ovarian cancer this year. In the winter of 2014, this statistic included West Vancouver’s Candy Woodworth. At her weekly Pilates class, Candy noticed she felt uncomfortable when doing a routine exercise. She went back to the class a week later, and noticed the same pain in her stomach and immediately made an appointment with her family doctor, who sent her for an urgent ultrasound. “I hardly had my coat off when the phone rang and my doctor told...