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Preview of OCEAN 98.5 Radiothon for Kids

Posted by Tavia McQuay on 13 April 2016 | 0 Comments

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With support from a caring Vancouver Island community the Ocean 98.5 has made a significant impact the lives of children and their families who visit BC Children’s Hospital over the past 13 years, raising a cumulative $1.8 million through their...

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Volunteers make us great

Posted by Tavia McQuay on 11 April 2016 | 0 Comments

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With over 12 million volunteers in Canada, it’s only fitting to dedicate an entire week to inspire and activate volunteers in the community and across the country. National Volunteer Week spans the week of April 10 to 16 and celebrates the...

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We are proud to highlight the work of the RICHER Initiative, a little-known but important program of BC Children’s Hospital. Established in 2006 the RICHER, or Responsive Intersectoral Child/Community Health Education and Research, Initiative serves vulnerable children and families in Vancouver’s...

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Epilepsy Awareness Day

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 23 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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March 26 is Global Epilepsy Awareness Day, or “ Purple Day.” Though there is no cure for epilepsy, you can play a part in raising awareness – just wear purple on Purple Day, March 26. Did you know that an...

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IHOP National Pancake Day

Posted by Colleen Aird on 3 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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BC Children’s patient, Maya Ahuja, and her family visited the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in Abbotsford to enjoy a few short stacks of buttermilk pancakes in preparation of National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 8. We had a lot of...

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50 Years of Cystic Fibrosis Care

Posted by Dana Kelly on 13 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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The BC Children’s Hospital is celebrating a major milestone: 50 years of clinical care for young patients living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Great strides have taken place since the clinic first opened its doors in 1965. At that time, most children...

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12 days of giving

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 27 November 2015 | 0 Comments

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'Tis the season to take a moment and recognize all the wonderful people and experiences that have helped make your past year special. It’s also a good time of year to take part in fun family activities and to give...

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Caregiver Series: Analyn Perez

Posted by Dana Kelly on 25 November 2015 | 1 Comments

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Analyn Perez navigates the tight, overcrowded hallways of the Oncology Department at BC Children’s Hospital with ease. She’s been here countless times over the past 17 years. Perez, a procedure nurse, has one of the most challenging jobs in the department....

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Over the past few weeks, we have been inundated by headlines proclaiming processed meat is just as carcinogenic as smoking, and red meat is probably harmful, too. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health...

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New Hospital Information Pop Ups

Posted by Dana Kelly on 10 November 2015 | 0 Comments

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There’s a flurry of activity surrounding BC Children’s Hospital these days. Piece by piece, layer by layer, the new Teck Acute Care Centre (TACC), the key component of the second phase of the hospital’s redevelopment, is starting to take shape....

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