What’s Going On…?

What’s Going On…?

BC Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association received a significant donation from John Sisler and family, Vancouver, in memory of their dear wife and mother, Deanna Lum Sisler, who sadly passed away in 2015 after a very long battle with cancer…

Deanna was a wonderful wife and mother as well as a vibrant presence in the Vancouver community, loved by all her friends and acquaintances. She was an avid knitter and was responsible for setting up a knitting club which was enjoyed by all those who were as passionate about knitting as Deanna was.

John Sisler and family very generously gave BCCCPA the proceeds on the sale of all the high-quality wool that Deanna had accumulated over the years, along with the many beautiful hand-knitted items that she produced. She had an extraordinary eye for texture, colour and design, which was evident in what she left behind.

The sale, was organized by her good friends from her knitting club, was a big success and a lot of money was raised. There was a huge turnout of people from knitting clubs all over Vancouver and everything sold within hours. Deanna would have been happy to know that people immediately saw the beauty of what she had accumulated and most importantly that it will be used by people who love knitting as much she did.

BCCCPA is extremely grateful to John Sisler and family for this donation. These funds will be used to help families who are struggling financially while taking care of their child with cancer. BCCCPA works closely with the social workers at BC Children’s Hospital who identify the families who are struggling the most.


Vancouver Canucks Cheque for BCCCPA

Vancouver Canucks cheque BCCCPA

Directors Dave & Suzanne Dunbar are accepting a cheque for $ 5000.00 from the Vancouver Canucks through their Community Partnerships Program Manager – Tara Clarke.

Though BCCCPA has been well supported by the Canucks in the past as a recipient of tickets for fundraisers and family outings, Tara explained that they wanted to reach out to the smaller, local charities with financial aid as well. Thank You CANUCKS!


Letter from Canucks fan, Keegan Woods

An example of past Canuck generosity – here’s a note from a young man (Keegan Woods) who was a recipient of tickets to a Vancouver Canucks hockey game to enjoy with his family. Though he enjoyed the game – without mentioning if the Canucks won that night or not – you can tell that the hot dogs made as much of an impact to him, as the tickets!

We’re Doing It Again!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Fundraising, News | Comments Off on We’re Doing It Again!

Due to the success of last years’ “Car Boot Sale” (a.k.a “Junk in the Trunk” Sale) held at the VCC (Vancouver Community College) off Great Northern Way in Vancouver, we are hosting another one! Many friends, families and supportive public, came out with their “old stuff” to sell, knowing that their basement, spare room, attic or storage place would end up much cleaner than before and more importantly, that the money they raised would go to supporting families of children with cancer & blood disorders. At the same time,...

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Registration Now Open!

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Fundraising, News | Comments Off on Registration Now Open!

Register now for the Paddle for Health fundraiser with proceeds going to BCCCPA! Click here to view the Paddle for Health information page and register yourself or your team today!

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BCCCPA Annual General Meeting

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in News | Comments Off on BCCCPA Annual General Meeting

Everyone is welcome to our AGM! It begins at 7:00 PM with a regular BCCCPA meeting to follow afterwards. When: Monday, March 17, 2014 Time: 7:00 PM Where: 4647 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC (Urban Communications Offices)

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“FREE” Pancake Breakfast by Donation!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Fundraising | Comments Off on “FREE” Pancake Breakfast by Donation!

Head down to White Rock – South Surrey for the PANTRY Restaurant’s 2013 Fundraising Event! To support the British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parent’s Association (BCCCPA) initiative “We Help Families of Children with Cancer”, the PANTRY Restaurant is hosting a FUNdraiser where patrons will be able to get a FREE Pancake Breakfast by donating to BCCCPA. This will take place on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at their White Rock location (1812 152nd Street) from 7:00 AM to 2:00PM. Directors from BCCCPA will be on hand to answer...

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New Garron Family Cancer Centre MIBG Suite at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Media | Comments Off on New Garron Family Cancer Centre MIBG Suite at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto!

February 25, 2014 Dear Parents and Families, We are excited to inform you that the new Garron Family Cancer Centre MIBG Suite at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is now open and we are accepting referrals to provide 131-I MIBG treatment which may be relevant for your child diagnosed with refractory or relapsed neuroblastoma. SickKids is one of the first paediatric hospitals in Canada to offer Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) Therapy. This allows for improved access to more effective, targeted radiation therapy for children with...

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Stewardship Report – Medulloblastoma

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Media | Comments Off on Stewardship Report – Medulloblastoma

Click here to read the most recent Stewardship Report on Medulloblastoma

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BIG VOICES Fundraising Event!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Fundraising, News | Comments Off on BIG VOICES Fundraising Event!

The Big Voices Event for BCCCPA, with solos, duos, trio and a 20 person contemporary music choir, was a great success! On September 20, 2013 at Christ Church Cathedral, the Big Voices with a Big Heart raised...

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The 3rd Annual Inside Ride Fundraiser on Oct. 24th!

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Fundraising, News | Comments Off on The 3rd Annual Inside Ride Fundraiser on Oct. 24th!

Great news! BCCCPA and the National Inside Ride Tour are teaming up again on Thursday, October 24th 2013! Get ready to raise the roof as we raise the awareness and support for kids and teens with cancer in your local community. This is the 3rd Annual Inside Ride Fundraiser with proceeds going to BCCCPA. We can’t wait to see everyone there and have a great time!   Vancouver Event Details Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013 Time: TBA Location: Cloverdale Recreation Centre Visit the Official Vancouver Ride...

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Fundraising Car Boot Sale!

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Fundraising Car Boot Sale!

BCCCPA is having a fund raising Car Boot Sale Sunday, July 14, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Click here for more details!

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“A Walk to Remember” 2013 Fundraiser for BCCCPA

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Fundraising, News | Comments Off on “A Walk to Remember” 2013 Fundraiser for BCCCPA

The students of Seaquam, Delview, Sands and Holy Cross Secondary Schools invite you to participate in their second ever 5 km community walk/run, Hawkathon: A Walk to Remember on Sunday, June 9th, 2013.

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