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 June guest blogger Dr. Roy Ma

Thank you to our May guest bloggers Drs. Ryna Levy Milne and Kristin Campbell for sharing with us the importance of healthy eating and exercise during cancer treatment. We are excited about the second phase of the NExT study, which will directly benefit cancer patients across British Columbia. I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Roy Ma, radiation oncologist at BC Cancer, as our June guest blogger. Dr. Roy Ma will share his work with VERO – the most technologically advanced radiotherapy delivery system available today, now installed at BC Cancer. The machine, exclusively funded by our generous donors,...

Introducing May guest bloggers Drs. Ryna Levy Milne and Kristin Campbell

I’d like to thank our April guest blogger, Dr. Anna Tinker, for sharing her work on the immunotherapy trials planned for ovarian and cervical cancers this year at the BC Cancer Agency. It is, as she says, an exciting time for cancer research and care here in British Columbia. We are thrilled to be supporting this innovative work, which is providing new hope for patients today. I’m pleased to introduce our guest bloggers for the month of May - Drs. Ryna Levy Milne and Kristin Campbell. Dr. Levy Milne is the provincial director of therapeutic oncology services at the BC Cancer Agency, and Dr...

Introducing April guest blogger Dr. Anna Tinker

I’d like to thank our March guest blogger, Dr. Ryan Morin, for sharing his work uncovering the mutations that drive lymphoid cancer. Thanks to his research, we are gaining knowledge of how cancer develops and ultimately, how it can be treated. I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Anna Tinker, medical oncologist and senior project leader of immunotherapy clinical trials at the BC Cancer Agency, to the blog for April. As a funding recipient of the 2015 Inspiration Gala , Dr. Tinker returns to our blog to update the BC Cancer community on the impact philanthropy is having on the groundbreaking...