Sarah Roth, BC Cancer Foundation
Sarah Roth
President & CEO

Born and raised in New Jersey, Sarah holds a bachelors and master degrees in history and French from Washington University in St Louis and a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. She and her family moved to Vancouver in 2008 for lifestyle and professional reasons.

Sarah has an impressive 25 year career as a fundraising professional. In her present role, Sarah has elevated the BC Cancer Foundation’s revenue to record heights in all lines of business during her four and half year tenure to date. To achieve such success, she has implemented a donor-centric strategy across the organization and championed a brand revitalization that saw the Foundation and its partner BC Cancer align toward a culture of one that embraces the opportunity for the community to give back and drive progress in cancer research and care across the province.

Throughout her career, Sarah has brought exceptional results in leading teams through large-scale fundraising campaigns in both the United States and Canada. She previously worked for Boston Children’s Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she was a part of two multi-billion dollar campaigns. Before arriving at the BC Cancer Foundation, she spent eight years as the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, where she launched and completed a $437.6 million campaign, which included the Faculty’s largest ever donation, as part of UBC’s start an evolution campaign.

Sarah is proud to call Vancouver and Canada her permanent home, where she resides with her two children, Juliette (age 17) and Jeffrey (age 13), husband Brian and their sweet 15 year old dog Ally, a proud SPCA rescue.

Sarah also volunteers as a board member and Chair of the Governance and HR Committee for KidSafe, a nonprofit organization providing meals and programming for school aged children in our community.

Blog Posts by Sarah Roth

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Introducing September guest blogger Dr. Pippa Hawley

Thank you to Carolyn Hoeschen for sharing how Cypress Challenge is helping change the story for pancreatic cancer. It is inspiring to hear of the impact we are making by coming together at events such as this, where over $2.9 million has been raised to discover new treatments for this disease. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Pippa Hawley, medical director of the provincial pain and symptom management/palliative care program at BC Cancer, to our blog this month. Dr. Hawley will share her latest research into medicinal cannabis and how it’s helping optimize the quality of life for people facing...

Introducing August guest blogger Carolyn Hoeschen

Thank you to Dr. Karen Goddard for sharing the importance of survivorship care across British Columbia and the need to support enhancements in this area. I am pleased to introduce Carolyn Hoeschen, nurse practitioner at BC Cancer – Vancouver, to our blog for the month of August. She will share her involvement with the latest clinical trials for pancreatic cancer, made possible by support from donors and cyclists at the annual Glotman-Simpson Cypress Challenge . Thank you for tuning in, Sarah

Introducing July guest blogger Dr. Karen Goddard

I am pleased to introduce Dr. Karen Goddard, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Adult Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program at BC Cancer, to the blog for July. Dr. Goddard’s focus is on enhancing care for adult survivors of childhood cancers – a demographic that faces unique medical care and monitoring throughout their lifetime. She will share why this program is essential to the health and longevitiy of people in our community who survive cancer as children. And, the ways in which our donors are helping address their critical care needs. Thank you for tuning in, Sarah

Introducing June guest blogger Dr. Gerry Krystal

We are grateful to Dr. Rob Olson for updating our community on the great work taking place at BC Cancer – Prince George to enhance care for families across the region. It is inspiring to hear that BC Cancer continues to be at the forefront of discovery in the ever-evolving field of radiation oncology. I am pleased to welcome to our blog Dr. Gerry Krystal, distinguished scientist at BC Cancer, for the month of June. Dr. Krystal will explain how we can use nutrition to potentially prevent and even manage cancer. More to come, Sarah

Introducing January guest blogger Dr. Joseph Connors

Thank you to Dr. Benard for his inspiring blog posts over the holiday season. We are fortunate to have such strong leadership here at BC Cancer, committed to elevating cancer research to new heights. I am pleased to welcome to our blog Dr. Joseph Connors, medical oncologist and chair of the BC Cancer provincial lymphoma tumour group for January. Dr. Connors recently spearheaded an international clinical trial which has pointed to a promising new treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He will share the results of the trial and describe the ways in which lymphoma research and care has transformed...

Introducing December guest blogger Dr. François Bénard

Thank you to our November guest blogger Dr. Kader for discussing the impact of Jingle Mingle in advancing research and enhancing care at the BC Cancer Vancouver Island Centre. We are pleased to welcome back to our blog Dr. François Bénard, vice-president of research at BC Cancer, for the month of December. Dr. Bénard’s most recent work in the production of rare isotopes for cancer therapy secured a $3.95 million grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, leveraged by BC Cancer Foundation donors. In his role as vice-president of research, Dr. Bénard has worked to improve clinical...

Introducing November guest blogger Dr. Sam Kader

We are grateful to Dr. Stephen Chia for sharing with us the exciting developments in breast cancer research taking place at BC Cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is inspiring to know that much of this life-saving work is possible thanks to the generosity of our donors. We are pleased to welcome to our blog Dr. Sam Kader, radiation oncologist and regional medical director at the BC Cancer Vancouver Island Centre, for the month of November. Dr. Kader oversees all facets of cancer research and care at the centre and will discuss how funds from this year's Jingle Mingle will help...

Introducing October guest blogger Dr. Stephen Chia

We thank Dr. David Huntsman for updating us on team OVCARE and their mission to reduce ovarian cancer cases by 50 per cent within 15 years. I was truly inspired by the generosity displayed by our community at Hope Couture in support of this goal. Thanks to our donors, team OVCARE is better equipped than ever to curb this disease. We are pleased to welcome back to our blog Dr. Stephen Chia, medical oncologist at BC Cancer, for the month of October. Dr. Chia will describe the world-leading breast cancer research taking place at BC Cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thanks for...

Introducing September guest blogger Dr. David Huntsman

We are grateful to Dr. Kim Chi for sharing with us the remarkable advancements in prostate cancer research that have taken place at BC Cancer thanks to our generous donor community. It was inspiring cycling alongside Dr. Chi at this year’s British Columbia Ride to Conquer Cancer and to hear him discuss the tangible difference we are making in the lives cancer patients and their families through this event. We are pleased to welcome back to our blog Dr. David Huntsman, director of BC Cancer’s Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OVCARE), for the month of September. Dr. Huntsman will discuss the...

Introducing August guest blogger Dr. Kim Chi

Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Renouf for sharing the incredible progress being made to treat pancreatic cancer. It is a true testament to the importance of events such as the Glotman-Simpson Cypress Challenge , proceeds from which fund this life-saving work. We are pleased to welcome back to our blog Dr. Kim Chi, medical oncologist and director of clinical research at BC Cancer, for the month of August. Dr. Chi will blog about his work advancing treatment for prostate cancer through a number of promising clinical trials. Dr. Chi will also share his experience participating in this year’s...