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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.

2019 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week

From September 16 – 22, 2019, you can make each crumb count by purchasing freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookies for $1 plus tax at participating Tim Hortons locations in the Lower Mainland, and know that the full $1 goes directly to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation–one of 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs supported through the annual campaign.

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Understanding Unspoken Pain

Pain. While most adults can express this quite easily (and quite loudly even), it’s a different situation with infants or kids who are unable to talk. But now, new research led by Dr. Ran Goldman has shown that facial recognition software technology could improve how health care providers measure pain in young children.

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2019 Miracle Treat Day

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day is happening once again on Thursday, August 8. On this day the proceeds from all Blizzard® Treats sold in BC will be donated straight to BC Children’s Hospital. When you enjoy a Blizzard® Treat on Miracle Treat Day, you can feel extra satisfied knowing that your support helps give kids in our province the best health care imaginable.

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3D Technology Program Launch

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation announces the first pediatric 3D Technology Program of its kind in Western Canada, made possible through the support of the Ian & Ken McIntosh Families and Kirmac Cares for Kids.

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Miracle Weekend 2019 Total

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation announces that a record-breaking $21,611,898 was raised for BC Children’s Hospital during the 32nd annual Miracle Weekend, hosted by Global BC on June 1 and 2.

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Belly Breath App

Kids can face many unknowns at a hospital, such as unfamiliar procedures, needles used in blood tests and immunizations, and massive pieces of equipment. But by learning how to cope with their fears, they can improve management of their anxiety and make a positive difference to their hospital experiences and overall well-being. That’s why Dr. Theresa Newlove, head of the psychology department, Dr. Chris Petersen, director of technology development, and a team of researchers at BC Children’s Hospital developed the Belly Breath app.

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Improving Mental Health Care

If a child has a serious asthma attack or breaks a bone, parents know exactly where to go for help. But when it comes to depression, anxiety or an array of other conditions that affect the mental health of children, knowing where to turn can be difficult. And often, the confusion and stigma surrounding mental health prevents many from seeking help in the first place. The result? Of the 84,000 children and youth experiencing mental health conditions in the province, a staggering 70 per cent aren’t getting the specialized care they need.

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Ali Pejman Epilepsy Research

Ali Pejman, a long-time supporter of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation—along with his family—is supporting ground-breaking epilepsy genomics research at BC Children’s Hospital.

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Fishing with Purpose

It started off early one morning at a downtown coffee shop. Two commercial fishermen met by accident and decided to sell herring to help children being treated for cancer at BC Children’s Hospital.

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2019 Miracle Weekend Chair

Jeff Hanman, Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Teck Resources, has supported BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for the past several years as the Chair of Miracle Weekend’s Mining for Miracles Committee. This year, he is continuing to make a difference for BC’s kids as the 2019 Miracle Weekend Chair.

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