Canadian Cancer Action Network (of which BCCCPA is a Member)
C17 – Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders (National Research Group)
Childhood cancer is unique. It is not just a smaller part of the adult world of cancer. The biology, treatment and effects of treatment are often unique to children. For this reason, childhood cancer needs to be studied, researched and treated as its own discipline.
C17 Research Council Report (PDF)
BC Government website promoting free travel assistance via Hope Air & the Shriner’s Bus Program
On this website the BC Government recognizes outside help for families, when it comes to travel costs for children relating to treatment – through Hope Air & the Shriners Cruiser.
Below are some parts of the programs offered. Alternatly, click here to view the Government web site
HOPE AIR – AIR TRANSPORTATION FOR CHILDREN IN NEED
Hope Air – Provides air transportation for patients of all ages
Our Vision – That everyone in Canada has access to the healthcare they need, despite distance or cost of travel.
When specialized healthcare is not available in your local community
A flight arranged by Hope Air Saves time from work and school, Saves physical and emotional stress, And It saves lives…
View our website for more details: www.hopeair.org
SHRINERS CARE CRUISER (BUS) TRAVEL PROGRAM
The Shriner’s Bus Travel Program – ground transportation for children all over BC
Our goal is to make your travel on the Shriners Care Cruiser a safe, pleasant and convenient experience. All Shriners Care Cruisers are wheelchair lift-equipped; two are capable of accommodating stretchers. Patients who require this type of transportation should notify the Shriners Travel Coordinator with as much advanced notice as possible to insure the scheduling of these coaches.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR TRAVEL SERVICE?
Any BC child and their parents, or care givers who are receiving treatment at any Shriners. Hospitals for Children, BC Childrens Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Hospital. Any other travel requests must be pre-approved by the Shriners of BC & Yukon.
Visit their web site for more details: www.shriners.bc.ca
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