BC Cancer Foundation 2015 Report to Donors - (Page 6)

PARTNERS IN CHANGE Jingle Mingle Supports Immunotherapy on Vancouver Island V ictoria was the scene of much jingling, mingling and fundraising in December. Presented by Proline Property Management, the annual Jingle Mingle raised an astonishing $905,000, paving the way for immunotherapy clinical trials. Danny and Sandy Jadresko of Woodsmere Holdings Corp. made a $150,000 gift in the live auction, initiating a wave of support totalling over $600,000. As well, both Jo Campbell and David Black contributed generous gifts of $100,000. In its eight-year history, Jingle Mingle has raised over $3.4 million for cancer research and enhancements to care on Vancouver Island. Thousands of British Columbians Ride to Conquer Cancer Hope Couture: High Fashion Meets Philanthropy P hilanthropy was the hottest fall trend on the runway at Hope Couture. The inaugural event raised over $1.5 million to acquire VERO, technology that will advance treatment options for patients with hard-to-treat cancers. The Hope Couture fashion show and luncheon soared under the leadership of Jane Young, BC Cancer Foundation Board director. As a breast cancer survivor, Jane is an unwavering advocate of research at the BC Cancer Agency. With gifts of $500,000 from The Peterson Group Foundation, $500,000 from the Milan & Maureen Ilich Foundation, $300,000 from Robert & Greta Ho and $200,000 from Tom & Bonita Chan, securing VERO quickly became a reality. This technology will offer new options and new hope for families across the province impacted by cancer. 6 RESEARCH IS OUR FOUNDATION T his year, 2,246 riders pedalled over 200 kilometres from Vancouver to Seattle in the sixth annual Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton. Thanks to their collective effort, B.C.'s largest cycling fundraiser raised an astounding $9.4 million in 2014. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Alex Blodgett rode alongside his five sons: "I put myself out there as a vivid example of how research really does save lives. The dollars raised for cancer research have improved outcomes for patients like me, and many others." The Ride to Conquer Cancer is at the heart of nearly every research discovery and breakthrough at the BC Cancer Agency, across a wide spectrum of cancer types. Since 2009, the Ride has raised over $60 million in support of research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. Alex Blodgett with his sons

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Cancer Foundation 2015 Report to Donors

BC Cancer Foundation 2015 Report to Donors
Contents
Partners in Hope
Partners in Change
Partners in Discovery
Financial Summary

BC Cancer Foundation 2015 Report to Donors

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