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October 11, 2023

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Event runs from 6:45 - 9:45 p.m.

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Polygon Gallery
101 Carrie Cates CT
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 3J4

Event Details

The 2023 Evening of Inspiration builds upon the 2022 public launch of BC Cancer’s Foundation most ambitious campaign to date – GoBeyondBelief

As we celebrate the astounding generosity of supporters like you, there is still much to be done on the path to a world where cancer is powerless.

We all know someone who has or is courageously facing cancer. Join us as we continue to go Beyond Belief for you, your families and communities across the province.

Beyond limits, beyond barriers, beyond impossible.

We invite you to join us for a memorable evening, filled of hopeful conversations, the latest from world-leading BC Cancer experts, live music and delicious refreshments. We look forward to seeing you.


Presenting Sponsor


Courage Sponsors

Dixon Mitchell


Dr. Dan Renouf

Dr. Dan Renouf
Executive Medical Director & Medical Oncologist
BC Cancer – Vancouver

Dr. Dan Renouf is the executive medical director and a medical oncologist at BC Cancer – Vancouver. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alberta and completed his internal medicine and medical oncology training at the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer. He undertook further training in early drug development and gastrointestinal oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital and the University of Toronto, and obtained a Masters of Public Health from Harvard University.


Sarah Roth, President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation

Sarah Roth
President and CEO
BC Cancer Foundation

Sarah has had a 26-year career as a fundraising professional. She has been the CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation for eight years, in which she has elevated the BC Cancer Foundation’s revenue to record heights in all lines of business.

She previously worked for Boston Children’s Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she was a part of two multi-billion dollar campaigns, and spent eight years as the assistant dean of development and alumni relations in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine.



Myriam & Geoffrey GlotmanGeoffrey & Myriam Glotman

Geoffrey Glotman is the managing principal of Glotman Simpson, and a senior engineer with over 30 years of experience in structural engineering and business administration. He also serves as a board director for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Together with partner Myriam who lost her mother to cancer, Geoff launched the Glotman Simpson Cycling Club, whose vision is dedicated to supporting research in finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. The annual fundraising event, The Cypress Challenge, a hill climb up Cypress Mountain, has raised over $4.5M since its inception in 2007 and is the largest community event in BC for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Live Performance

Tyson Venegas

Tyson VenegasCanadian singer-songwriter Tyson Venegas’ passion for music developed early on first playing piano at 4 and by singing in a series of talent competitions that had him perform on the stage of Carnegie Hall by age 10.  Before he turned 15, Ty’s vocal capacities were featured on television shows in Los Angeles, Manila and Tokyo.

As his knowledge of great songs initially deepened preparing for singing competitions, Tyson began to expand his ability to create his own music. Ty’s focus has been to create around themes that represent and reflect his generation encouraged by creative professionals in Los Angeles, London, New York and Nashville.

At 17, the scope of Tyson’s talents became apparent, as he became a contestant on Season 21 of American Idol winning the platinum ticket in Las Vegas for the series premiere in Feb 2023. Tyson was chosen to be in the American Idol Top 10 and performed in the finale with Elie Goulding. He concluded his participation on American Idol 2022 with over 20 Million views of his videos on line.

In June, Tyson graduated high school and began preparing material for his first full-length album to be recorded in London UK late Oct 2023 for international release in early 2024.


Tyson wins the platinum ticket on premiere episode of American Idol:

Ty performs Fire with Elie Goulding on Season Finale of American Idol