BC Cancer Foundation

Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)

Volunteers needed in Chilliwack and beyond for Tour de Cure fundraiser

Event for BC Cancer Foundation rolls through Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley

 

Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)

Power of ink: How tattoos helped a B.C. woman through her breast cancer journey

Ami Salmen’s tattoos helped her throughout her breast cancer journey. She’s now in the running to be on the cover of Inked Magazine

 

Sue Stewart (left) and Riley Severinski. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 11, 2021

 

Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)

Tour de Cure team rides in honour of Chilliwack nurse who died of cancer

Sarah Penner and her unborn baby both died of cancer; Team Sarah formed in her memory

Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)
BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
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After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 12, 2021
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Scientists at the BC Cancer Research Institute are developing a breath test that can determine whether someone has contracted COVID-19. (IHR Imperial BRC Cancer)

B.C. researchers generating COVID-19 breath test that could give results in 1 minute

There would be no need for lengthy sample processing in a lab, saving both time and money

Scientists at the BC Cancer Research Institute are developing a breath test that can determine whether someone has contracted COVID-19. (IHR Imperial BRC Cancer)
Cindy Koszegi got first dibs on removing Kerry Burgher's pink hair Nov. 6 in the Save-On-Foods parking lot. It was the final touch on an iteration of a fundraiser Burgher has done for decades in support of BC Cancer Foundation. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Over $1,600 raised as Hope resident went from pink hair to bald in a day

Kerry Burgher’s ‘balding for dollars’ drew a dedicated crowd to Save-On-Foods parking lot

Cindy Koszegi got first dibs on removing Kerry Burgher's pink hair Nov. 6 in the Save-On-Foods parking lot. It was the final touch on an iteration of a fundraiser Burgher has done for decades in support of BC Cancer Foundation. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Laurie Rix makes a large donation to BC Cancer.

B.C. woman makes record donation to breast cancer research

Through the Rix Family Foundation, Laurie Rix, donated $5 M to BC Cancer

Laurie Rix makes a large donation to BC Cancer.
Hopeite Kerry Burgher has been dyeing his hair pink and shearing it off, in support of cancer research and care, for decades. (Submitted photos)

Hopeite is getting his pink locks lopped off, again, for a cause

Kerry Burgher is ‘balding for dollars’ asks people to bid on local prizes to support cancer research

Hopeite Kerry Burgher has been dyeing his hair pink and shearing it off, in support of cancer research and care, for decades. (Submitted photos)
FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during an announcement about a new regional cancer centre, in Surrey, B.C., on August 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during an announcement about a new regional cancer centre, in Surrey, B.C., on August 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

BC Cancer Foundation donors essential for current and future research

  • May 18, 2020
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Help change outcomes for patients with blood cancers like Morgan

  • May 4, 2020
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results
Facing brain cancer with resilience

Facing brain cancer with resilience

Workout to Conquer Cancer celebrates what our bodies can do and supports BC Cancer Foundation

  • Mar 9, 2020
Facing brain cancer with resilience
Dr. Cynthia Chan, a family physician and non-smoker diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2014, is alive today because of cutting-edge, life-saving treatment innovations at BC Cancer.

Doctor facing lung cancer encourages community support

Lung cancer remains among the deadliest and most prevalent cancers in B.C.

  • Feb 24, 2020
Dr. Cynthia Chan, a family physician and non-smoker diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2014, is alive today because of cutting-edge, life-saving treatment innovations at BC Cancer.
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.

Improving the standard of care through brachytherapy

BC Cancer Foundation donors have played a significant role in advancing brachytherapy research

  • Jan 13, 2020
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer’s 11th annual event raised $9.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation, bringing its historical total up to more than $105 million. (Submitted Photo)

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

  • Aug 24, 2019
The Ride to Conquer Cancer’s 11th annual event raised $9.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation, bringing its historical total up to more than $105 million. (Submitted Photo)
Ride to Conquer Cancer raises $10.6M in its 10th year

Ride to Conquer Cancer raises $10.6M in its 10th year

Ride to Conquer Cancer kicks off from Cloverdale Fairgrounds, heads to Chilliwack

Ride to Conquer Cancer raises $10.6M in its 10th year
VIDEO: Cancer survivors share their stories at the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer

VIDEO: Cancer survivors share their stories at the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer

This year’s event has more than 2,000 riders and raised over $8.3M for cancer research

VIDEO: Cancer survivors share their stories at the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer
Chuck Magnus has been riding in the Ride to Conquer Cancer since 2012. (Contributed photo)

Ride to Conquer Cancer ‘more emotional’ every year

60-year-old Chuck Magnus on the two-day, 250 km journey set to kick off in Cloverdale Aug. 26

Chuck Magnus has been riding in the Ride to Conquer Cancer since 2012. (Contributed photo)