Cancer

A member of Team Brainiacs flashes the peace sign as he and others cross the Keith Wilson Bridge during the 225-kilometre Ride to Conquer Cancer which rolled through Chilliwack last year. The 11th annual ride started in Cloverdale on a Saturday morning and ended in Hope Sunday afternoon with more than 2,100 cyclists taking part. A total of $9.1 million was raised last year for BC Cancer Foundation, and over its 11 years, more than $105.1 million has been raised for the foundation. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)

Curious about the Ride to Conquer Cancer?

Open house planned at Blue Moose Coffee House in Hope, Feb. 13

A member of Team Brainiacs flashes the peace sign as he and others cross the Keith Wilson Bridge during the 225-kilometre Ride to Conquer Cancer which rolled through Chilliwack last year. The 11th annual ride started in Cloverdale on a Saturday morning and ended in Hope Sunday afternoon with more than 2,100 cyclists taking part. A total of $9.1 million was raised last year for BC Cancer Foundation, and over its 11 years, more than $105.1 million has been raised for the foundation. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)
Hope becomes home to symbolic Ride to Conquer Cancer chainsaw carving

Hope becomes home to symbolic Ride to Conquer Cancer chainsaw carving

Carving created by Ryan Cook, and commissioned by carving collector

Hope becomes home to symbolic Ride to Conquer Cancer chainsaw carving
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
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.
Millie McConnell (right) and her friend Lorinda Ramsay, who set up a GoFundMe campaign to try to help out financially. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley woman scrambles for dental surgery funding after chemo destroys her teeth

Millie McConnell survived cancer, but the after effects are proving costly and difficult

Millie McConnell (right) and her friend Lorinda Ramsay, who set up a GoFundMe campaign to try to help out financially. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Surrey’s Keven Drews doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he knows how we wants to use it. (Photo submitted)

Before his death, B.C.’s Keven Drews learned real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the inevitable end, something inside Keven Drews didn’t let him stop living

Surrey’s Keven Drews doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he knows how we wants to use it. (Photo submitted)