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B.C. father wants to change the story for future pediatric cancer patients

Vancouver, B.C. - Patrick Sullivan lost his three-year-old son to a rare cancer and is committed to changing future outcomes. To aid with this, Sullivan and the BC Cancer Foundation are launching an awareness video to change the story for children diagnosed with cancer in the future. “Doctors couldn’t change Finn’s story. Incurable was his ending. If I could change that for somebody else, then...

Jingle Mingle introduces exciting opportunity to support state-of-the-art research technology on Vancouver Island

Victoria, B.C. - The BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle — Victoria’s holiday season cocktail-party of the year— introduces Equip-a-Need for 2011. “ Equip-a-Need will add an exciting element to this year’s Jingle Mingle cocktail party, providing our guests with an opportunity to raise their paddles and help to fund a cutting-edge robotic microscope that will enhance researchers’ life-saving work...

A birthday gift that will enhance each cancer survivor’s journey in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The path ahead for B.C.’s cancer survivors is about to get brighter thanks to a special gift Gordon Diamond made to the BC Cancer Foundation today. In honour of his wife’s 70th birthday, Gordon Diamond generously donated $1 million for the Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship. The new Chair represents a significant partnership toward improved cancer survivorship between...

Expansion set to begin at BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre thanks to Alex A. Campbell’s legacy of giving

VICTORIA, B.C. – Alex A. Campbell’s philanthropic spirit and commitment to improved cancer care will live on as construction to expand the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre is set to get underway in early December. As Chair of the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspire the World Campaign, Mr. Campbell led a two-year whirlwind initiative that raised $10 million for the centre’s expansion. The...

BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala raises $1.5 million to revolutionize cancer care in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Inspired by the opportunity to revolutionize cancer treatment in B.C. through personalized medicine, guests at the BC Cancer Foundation’s 2011 Inspiration Gala united to raise $1.5 million for the BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Medicine Project. The aspiration of a world free from cancer motivated gala chair and BC Cancer Foundation board member Monika Deol, who created an...

Government of Canada Strengthens Cancer Research in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, B.C. October 07, 2011 – Cancer research in British Columbia received a significant boost today, thanks to nearly $2.2 million in federal funding announced for the BC Cancer Agency. “Our Government is focused on the economic recovery and we believe that science, technology and innovation are vital to both supporting economic competitiveness and growth, and a healthy society,” said the...

B.C.’s cancer program doubles scanning capacity

VANCOUVER, August 29, 2011 – A second PET/CT scanner installed at the BC Cancer Agency will double the number of scans that can be done on cancer patients or those who might have cancer – from 3,100 scans to 6,200 scans annually. The new PET/CT scanner has been installed in the Centre of Excellence for Functional Cancer Imaging at the BC Cancer Agency. This second scanner comes less than a year...

BC Cancer Foundation Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins raises over $60k for cancer research and care

Success in Sindi's honour
KELOWNA, August 29, 2011 - Over 120 golfers and dinner guests supported this year’s tournament—joined by members of Sindi’s family—honouring Sindi’s compelling legacy by continuing her philanthropic spirit and fundraising for the BC Cancer Foundation. Rupie Sachdeva, Sindi’s sister says, “She wanted to change everything for the better — her devotion and passion for bettering cancer care was...

Paddling and paper lanterns make a positive impact on cancer research

Victoria, B.C., August 9, 2011 – Victoria’s Inner Harbour will glow in support of cancer research with the Lights of Courage Campaign during the 2011 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, August 12 – 14th, benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation. BC Cancer Agency researcher and dragon boater, Katy Milne, knows first-hand the value of fundraising. Her team, Paddlers of the Fifth Moon, is racing...

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