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THE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER® PRESENTED BY WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS BENEFITING THE BC CANCER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $9.1 MILLION RAISED

British Columbia’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 2,100 Riders in 11th annual event, cycling over 200 kilometres in two days to support breakthrough research and care at BC Cancer
SURREY, B.C., August 24, 2019 - The Ride to Conquer Cancer® Presented by Wheaton Precious Metals benefiting
 the BC Cancer Foundation announced 2,100 Riders helped raise $9.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the 11th annual Ride commenced in Surrey at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Grounds this morning. In 11 years, the B.C. Ride has raised over $105.1 million to support more than...

GLOTMAN•SIMPSON CYPRESS CHALLENGE RAISES OVER $564,000 TO ADVANCE PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH AND CARE

Photo Credit: Rob Shaer On Sunday, over 700 cyclists trekked up Cypress Mountain for the Glotman•Simpson Cypress Challenge and raised over $564,000 – a record fundraising amount for the event – to help change the outcome for British Columbians facing pancreatic cancer. The 12th annual event benefited the BC Cancer Foundation in support of vital research at BC Cancer into one of the deadliest...

Improving cancer care through better diagnostics for people on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA, B.C. – People living on Vancouver Island will have improved cancer care with a new state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner suite at the BC Cancer - Victoria. "Approximately half of British Columbians are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, and timely, effective diagnostics are a critically important part of cancer care and treatment," said Premier John Horgan. "This means...

‘Texas 4000 for Cancer’ donates $9,000 to support Indigenous cancer care

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A unique group of U.S. students from The University of Texas at Austin embarked on an incredible cycling journey from Austin to Anchorage earlier this summer and has donated $9,000 towards indigenous cancer care. The group, called “Texas 4000 for Cancer,” takes on the 70-day cycling journey annually and their generous donation was inspired by a community they rode through last...

Peninsula Co-op launches match campaign to support innovative cancer therapies

VICTORIA, B.C. – Peninsula Co-op has generously partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation to bring Vancouver Island cancer patients the best outcomes with innovative therapies. Starting tomorrow, July 20th, until July 31st, Peninsula Co-op will match every gift made on Vancouver Island up to $75,000 to bring new, cutting-edge treatment options to patients facing cancer in the community. Patients...

Cancer patient gives back, spurring new hope for families impacted by cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Today marks the unveiling of the Carol and Leigh Pan 張理瑲, 潘立中 PET/CT Room at BC Cancer – Vancouver, celebrating the advancement of state-of-the-art diagnostic care, close to home for families impacted by cancer. An immigrant from Taiwan, Carol Pan moved to Vancouver and became a successful businesswoman, having established a fruitful semi-precious stone company. In 2005, she was...

Major progress in treatment for patients facing metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C. – New results from a clinical trial led by a BC Cancer medical oncologist is offering new hope to patients facing metastatic prostate cancer. Metastatic prostate cancer is when the cancer has spread beyond the prostate and cannot be cured, but managed with medications used to lower androgen hormone levels (called “androgen deprivation therapy” or “ADT”). The trial – called the...

BRITISH COLUMBIANS RAISE RECORD $63.7 MILLION TO BREAK DOWN CANCER

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Today, the BC Cancer Foundation celebrates a record fundraising year with an extraordinary $63.7 million raised, made possible by more than 100,000 generous British Columbians. These crucial funds are moving the dial in breakthrough research and world-class care, helping to change cancer outcomes and save lives. “Changing the outcome takes passion. I’m moved by our community of...

Workout challenge raises $325,000 for cancer research

VANCOUVER, B.C. - More than 1,000 people across B.C. and beyond broke a sweat every day for the month of May with Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel and raised an incredible $325,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. Participants grabbed their water bottles and walked, ran, danced or skipped while fundraising to advance cancer research and enhancements to patient care across the...

Vancouver students honour Gia Tran with $2,000 from bottle drive

VANCOUVER, B.C. – It’s a story that continues to inspire the community. Today, students from the Vancouver Talmud Torah School honoured Gia Tran, a remarkable woman and Foundation donor with a cheque for $2,000 toward lifesaving research and care at BC Cancer. Gia has been collecting bottles and cans every day across Vancouver, donating funds she receives to the BC Cancer Foundation. She’s been...

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