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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.

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A heartfelt legacy

Grateful for the lifesaving care their daughter Jenny received to repair a heart defect, Tom and Sue McLean have left a gift in their Will to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read the family’s story and why they feel compelled to give back.

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Stronger hearts for a better tomorrow

From the moment Randle Jones met Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani, division head of cardiology at BC Children’s Hospital, he was deeply moved by the clinician’s heart and dedication to improving cardiac care for children across BC. Find out how he’s making a difference.

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The hidden scars of heart disease

Many children who are born with a heart defect live with a physical scar. But for others, the scars can run much deeper—and the imprint they leave on the rest of a child’s life is profound. Read about one child’s close call after suddenly going into cardiac arrest, and how research is helping diagnose and effectively treat this condition.

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Rio Tinto supports COVID-19 mental health study

Rio Tinto is proud to support BC Children’s Hospital to help fund a new study led by pediatric mental health experts aimed at better understanding how the pandemic has impacted children’s mental health.

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Escape From Quarantine

Through the Wormhole provides an all-new virtual escape room experience with proceeds in part benefitting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The game takes players into a world where a vaccine for COVID-19 has been successfully developed. Players are asked by the International Aeronautics and Space Administration to assemble an elite task force to travel back in time to distribute this vaccine and save the world from the yet-to-come pandemic.

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Mining for Miracles 2021 Launch

Mining for Miracles, the BC mining industry’s long-standing fundraising campaign for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, launched its 2021 campaign in support of BC Children’s Hospital’s Cellular and Regenerative Medicine Centre (CRMC), the first of its kind in Western Canada.

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New CEO at BCCHF

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has appointed Malcolm Berry as its next President & CEO, replacing Teri Nicholas (who is retiring), effective March 2021. The Foundation also welcomed Akash Rattan as the new Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in January, to replace Hitesh Kothary (also retiring).

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Cameron’s Story: A childhood cancer story of love, loss and hope

BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts who are leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers—but even so, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive. Cameron was one of the 20 per cent. Click to watch Cameron’s story and learn more about how experts at BC Children’s are working to change the ending for more kids in BC.

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Advances in the Time of COVID-19

As cases of the COVID-19 virus began to surface across BC earlier this year, it wasn’t long before the entire province went into lockdown. Here at BC Children’s, experts mobilized to ensure that the hospital was prepared to meet rapidly evolving needs—while protecting immunocompromised patients and continuing to deliver the highest level of care to kids and families. Compassionate supporters from all across BC rose up, responding quickly to help the hospital meet these new challenges. Here’s a look at several of them.

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How Eating Local Helped Change Lives

Determined as ever to continue supporting the hospital’s world-leading orthopedic team, the deeply committed 2020 For Children We Care gala committee helped launch a new initiative called the Mid Autumn Festival for Children.

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BC Children's is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to children

96,000

kids visit the hospital for specialized pediatric services each year

1,000+

researchers on our campus work tirelessly to discover new treatments

Overcoming remarkable odds

"Blayke may never be able to conquer Turner syndrome fully, but she fights every day to make sure it doesn’t stop her from being her." — Cassandra, Blayke's mom

Blayke's story
BCCH patient, Blayke

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