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7th Annual Underwear Affair Raises $633,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation

2012 event draws impressive 1,035 participants to race or walk in underwear and outrageous attire through downtown Vancouver raising funds for cancers that occur below the belt.
VANCOUVER, B.C–Today, the BC Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair announced that 1,035 participants raised $633,000 to fund breakthrough research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency for cancers that occur below the belt. “We are absolutely thrilled with the support and engagement of British Columbians who chose to take part in the Underwear Affair this year,” says Douglas Nelson,...

BC Cancer Foundation raises a record $50.4 million

Announced at 77th Annual General Meeting with introduction of new board directors
Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced a record $50.4 million fundraising year at their 77 th annual general meeting, held June 21, 2012. The record funds raised are thanks to the partnership of more than 110,000 donors throughout British Columbia and will support innovative cancer research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency. Douglas Nelson, BC Cancer...

Students Rally around their Teacher to Support Cancer Research

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Students at Bradner Elementary cap the 2012 school year with a gift to cancer research, supporting their kindergarten teacher’s efforts to honour her mother’s memory. The elementary school children initiated a coin drive, collecting over $1,500 for the BC Cancer Foundation. Ravinder Grewal, kindergarten teacher at Bradner Elementary, started a fundraising initiative in memory...

BC Smartphone Innovation aids Ovarian Cancer Surgeons and Researchers

VANCOUVER, B.C. - A locally-created new smartphone app is enabling ovarian cancer surgeons in B.C. to record details directly from the surgical suite to the provincial database where ovarian cancer tumour information is stored, investigated and tracked— the Cheryl Brown Ovarian Cancer Outcomes Unit. The innovation has been made possible thanks to a donor to the BC Cancer Foundation. Dr. Sarah...

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer will continue with route choices and tracking chip technology for 2013 event in British Columbia

2012 Ride had 3,011 participants and raised $11.2 million for the BC Cancer Foundation
June 17, 2012 (Vancouver): The Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer announced the 2013 Ride will again feature route choices and tracking chip technology between Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington, after Riders and supporters had overwhelmingly-positive reactions at the finish line today. 3,011 Ride participants raised $11.2 million for the BC Cancer Foundation this year, where funds...

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Announces $11.2 Million Raised as 4th Annual Ride Commences in British Columbia

Largest cycling fundraiser in B.C. history draws 3,011 participants and supports life-saving cancer research for the BC Cancer Foundation
June 16, 2012 (Vancouver): The Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer announced 3,011 participants raised $11.2 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the fourth annual Ride commenced Saturday morning at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino in Surrey, British Columbia. Ride participants will cycle over 200 km, across two routes between Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, Washington with an overnight camp at...

Jambor-McCarthy Legacy and the BC Cancer Foundation Make B.C. Philanthropic History with a $21.4 million Gift

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced the largest charitable bequest to a single beneficiary in B.C.’s history today. William P. J. McCarthy, businessman and grandson of the late John Jambor and creator and executor of his estate plan, gifted an astounding $21.4 million in the Jambor-McCarthy legacy to the BC Cancer Foundation. The momentous gift will help to further the BC Cancer...

Honouring their Mother: Family Rallies Support for Cancer Research

Vancouver, B.C. - Cancer research and care will benefit from a local family’s efforts to honour their mother through the Sarabjit Gill Memorial Fund. Thanks to support from many in the community, the Gill family is nearing their goal of $75,000 raised in memory of their mother, benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation. Within days of losing their mother to cancer, Mandeep and her siblings, Jag and...

Scientists re-write rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency and University of British Columbia have identified new breast cancer genes that could change the way the disease is diagnosed and form the basis of next-generation treatments. Researchers have reclassified the disease into 10 completely new categories based on the genetic fingerprint of a tumour. Many of these genes could offer much-needed...

Darwinian evolution in the deadliest of breast cancers

VANCOUVER, B.C. - BC Cancer Agency scientists have decoded the genetic make-up of triple negative breast cancer, which could lead to more effective treatment. The study, published online today in the international journal Nature, reveals that this form of cancer is not one distinct single entity, but an extremely complex and evolved tumour with an unprecedented range of mutations. Operating with...

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