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What's On - May 2016

Posted by Tavia McQuay on 3 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Whether you’re looking to be an advocate in your community, or support someone who already is, there are so many ways to give back to BC’s kids during the month of May. Here are some Foundation, community, and corporate events to get involved with this spring.

Spice Radiothon – May 6

Tune in and donate to the Spice Radiothon on Friday, May 6 from 8 am to 7 pm! This year, we’re setting a goal of $85,000 to replace an outdated ventilator – a piece of life-saving equipment for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to assist patients who cannot breathe on their own. With the purchase of this new apparatus, BC Children’s Hospital will be able to treat 350 patients each year.

The Radiothon will feature interviews with several patients and their families whose lives have been saved from the use of a ventilator at BC Children’s Hospital.

Call 604-820-1200 or visit to make a donation and support this important initiative!

Teck Celebrity Pie Throw 2016 – May 12

Get ready for the Teck Celebrity Pie Throw, an annual Mining for Miracles event, which will take place  Thursday, May 12 at the Vancouver Art Gallery! Each year, CEOs and senior leaders from BC’s mining industry compete to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital. Whoever raises the most money gets to toss a pie at their opponent’s face!

Every dollar raised supports the CAUSES Research Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital, which helps caregivers treat children living with rare and previously undiagnosed diseases through advanced DNA testing.  Learn more at

If you would like to make a gift in support of a Pie Throw participant, please check out our event and select a name from the “Pie-ees” list. You can also make a general donation now to Mining for Miracles.

Ocean Radiothon for Kids – May 12 & 13

On May 12 & 13, tune into Ocean 98.5’s Radiothon for Kids from 6 am to 6 pm! With many new and exciting opportunities, this year promises to be the best one yet. Listen for gift-matching times, patient stories, new fundraising efforts, raffles, and so much more!

If you’re in the area, join us in Centennial Square to raise awareness and funds, and celebrate the impact of our community on BC’s kids.

Please tune into Ocean 98.5 on May 12 & 13 and call 250-519-KIDS to donate during the live broadcast. You can also donate online and make miracles happen on Vancouver Island!

Slo-Pitch – May 27, 28 & 29

Go to bat for BC’s kids on May 27-29! Over the past 25 years, the annual Slo-Pitch event has raised more than $8.7 million by bringing together industry for a weekend of networking, corporate-team building, and of course friendly competition at the softball tournament!

Thank you for continuing to support BC Children’s Hospital and ensuring that children and families from across the province get access to care when they need it most.

You can get involved today by registering your team, making a donation, or volunteering.

Balding for Dollars – May 14

Join more than  500 other participants on Saturday, May 14 from 11 am to 4 pm for the annual Balding for Dollars main event! The Child and Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital campus will be transformed to celebrate the day with  fun-filled activities, with a goal of topping last year’s total of $80,000 in funds raised.

Sign up now to pledge to shave or cut your hair. Not ready for the chop? Read our blog post on some fun ways to get involved.

RBC Run for the Kids – June 5

RBC Run for the Kids (formerly ChildRun) is Vancouver’s largest family fun run, raising funds for childhood cancer and mental health initiatives at BC Children’s Hospital. Join us on Sunday, June 5 at 9 am to participate in either the 2km “Fun Run” route, or the 5km scenic route. The run is followed by a carnival celebration and is sure to be a day full of excitement for the whole family!

Register yourself, join a team, or support a participant now!

Miracle Weekend – June 4 & 5

This June 4 and 5, join us for the 29th annual Miracle Weekend benefitting BC Children’s Hospital! Each year, Miracle Weekend raises millions of dollars during this two-day celebration. The telethon, broadcast  live on Global BC, features patients, their families, caregivers, and supports who come from every corner of BC.

Make sure you tune in and call 310-2224 on June 4 & 5 to donate to a brighter future for BC’s kids!


Thank you for your continuous support! We look forward to your involvement this May, however you may choose.

Make sure to check out our event calendar for more information on future events to take part in.