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Here—in one single place—you can keep a pulse on the latest that’s happening to advance children’s health care. You’ll see how fundraising dollars are being spent and learn about some of our most recent strides.

2021 Spirit of Children

From October 1 until October 31, 2020, receive 10% off of your entire purchase at Spirit Halloween, and a 10% matching donation will be donated to support the Child & Youth Therapeutic Services Program at BC Children’s Hospital.

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State of the art generosity

We are so grateful for the immense generosity of an anonymous donor’s recent gift of over $1 million that brought a new neuronavigational system to BC Children’s.

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Tackling rare disease through research

Teresa Sutherland’s son, Gabriel, was three years old when he was diagnosed with a rare condition called eosinophilic esophagitis, which has no known cure.

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Kids Helping Kids

She may just be 11 years old, but Sia Sidhu is no stranger to philanthropy. For the last five years, she’s been supporting charities through events that run the gamut from hot dog stands to ice cream sales.

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Spreading the Love

For more than a third of their lives, Monica and Tom Brennan of West Vancouver have been helping kids in one of the sweetest ways: making jam. The couple started selling homemade preserves and donating proceeds after their granddaughter, Emily, had several operations at BC Children’s in her early years.

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Mindfulness Q&A

Dr. Dzung Vo is the director of BC Children’s new Centre for Mindfulness, which launched this past June with the help of donor support. As one of the first mindfulness centres at a children’s hospital globally, its ultimate vision is to create a culture of mindfulness at BC Children’s that will help kids, teens, families and health care providers here and around the world. We sat down with Dr. Vo to learn more.

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Hope for a Life Sentence

Nineteen thousand. That’s about how many needles 14-year-old Jayden Gill has had to use throughout his life to manage his type 1 diabetes. It means he’s had to prick his body five times a day—every day—since he was two and a half years old to check his blood sugar levels and receive insulin injections.

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2019 Snowball Fight Launch

Last year, more than 93,000 kids visited BC Children’s Hospital. Many of them, over the holidays. By donating to The Snowball Fight for Kids—a virtual snowball fight powered by donations—you’ll be helping to fund vital equipment, life-saving research, and the highest level of care for kids across the province.

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2019 A Night of Miracles Total

More than 440 of BC’s South Asian philanthropic, business and community leaders came together tonight to raise $742,495 for BC Children’s Hospital at the 11th Annual A Night of Miracles (ANOM) Gala. Guests in attendance represented the largest turnout in this event’s history. Since the gala’s inception, the South Asian community has cumulatively raised $6.1 million, demonstrating its long-standing commitment to providing the best health care imaginable to kids across the province.

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Diabetes Q&A

Dr. Shazhan Amed, head of the Division of Endocrinology at BC Children’s Hospital, is working as part of a team to transform diabetes care throughout the province. We sat down with her to learn more about her team’s work to help improve the lives of kids in BC who are living with diabetes.

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