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Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant Gala Dinner raises $460,000 for life-saving radiation equipment

The 25 th annual Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant Gala Dinner has raised an inspiring $460,000 benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation to bring surface-guided radiation equipment to BC Cancer – Vancouver. Fueled by more than 700 generous guests at the Vancouver Convention Centre, funds raised will support BC Cancer patients who require precision radiation. Lions Clubs International was recognized for...

Scientific advancement delves deeper into cancer than ever before

BC Cancer scientists, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Microsoft, have developed a new method for analyzing cancer tissue, allowing them to learn more about cancer than previously possible. Researchers can now read the genomes of single cells within a tumour, opening up a new wave of understanding of how and why cancer...

2019 Discovery Luncheon raises record-setting $370,000 to support genomics

BC Cancer Foundation’s 9 th annual Discovery Luncheon raised a record-setting $370,000 to help bring genomically-based solutions to the clinic and hope to families facing cancer across the Interior. “I am always truly inspired by the generosity of the passionate people of the Interior,” says Sarah Roth, president & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation. “Once again this community has come together to...

Inspiration Gala raises $3 million toward the future of cancer care

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced $3 million raised at its winter’s magic themed Inspiration Gala on Saturday evening, held at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Funds raised will advance genomics – the analysis of an individual’s DNA to better understand their cancer. BC Cancer’s brilliant oncologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists and scientists are now one step closer to...

Spin-a-thon raises $110,000 to support nutrition and exercise programming for cancer patients

VANCOUVER, B.C. – On Saturday, October 19 more than 200 riders, including 48 cancer survivors, rode at the first-annual NeXT Up (Nutrition and Exercise during adjuvant Treatment) Spin-a-thon in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. The inaugural event raised more than $110,000 where proceeds will support nutrition and exercise programming at BC Cancer. It will also further research and help to...

Hope Couture raises more than $700,000 to bring future of pancreatic cancer research and care to B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s sixth annual Hope Couture presented by Legacy Senior Living - The Leo Wertman Residence announces more than $700,000 raised to launch a cutting-edge pancreatic rapid access clinic at BC Cancer – Vancouver. Thanks to a sold-out room of 415 guests, the crowd was moved when an extraordinary $150,000 gift was announced from generous donor Carol Lai, who...

THE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER PRESENTED BY WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS RAISES $9.1 MILLION

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 47...

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...

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