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Connecting Passion to Cause Celebrating 10 years of accelerating cancer research to new heights O ne might say it was kismet that brought Jane Hungerford to the BC Cancer Foundation over two decades ago. Shortly after joining the Foundation's Board of Directors, Jane learned that her husband's grandfather, Gordon Farrell, had been one of the organization's founding board members. But what really motivated Jane to get involved with the BC Cancer Foundation was her mother's cancer diagnosis, followed by the diagnoses of two of Jane's best friends, one of whom eventually passed away at the age of 43 from breast cancer. "I'm a great believer that timing is everything and found myself wanting to do something to help others and also to deal with my own fear of the 'C' word," says Jane. During her long tenure as a volunteer with the BC Cancer Jane Hungerford has supported the growth of the BC Cancer Foundation for over 20 years. 8 PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY Foundation and BC Cancer Agency, Jane has worn many different hats: Board Member, Board Chair, Committee Member and Co-Chair of the Inspiration Gala, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Jane and her husband, George, were also part of the leadership team that launched the Foundation's Millennium Campaign in 1997. It raised $130 million to build a new BC Cancer Agency Research Centre in Vancouver, establish the BC Cancer Agency's Genome Sciences Centre and build a research centre in the BC Cancer Agency's Vancouver Island Centre in Victoria. Along the way the Hungerfords also helped to recruit renowned researchers whose vision has helped establish the BC Cancer Agency as the worldclass research hub that it is today. ROOTS OF INSPIRATION After stepping down from the Foundation's board in 2001, Jane decided to organize a premier fundraising event called the Inspiration Gala with the help of her friend Jonie Zimmerman. Through Jonie, Jane met Gloria Beauchamp, who was in treatment for breast cancer at the time and agreed to be honorary chair for the first Gala.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Cancer Foundation - Fall 2014

BC Cancer Foundation - Fall 2014
Opening Thoughts
Table of Contents
Healthy Insights
Why I Give
Researcher Profile
Connecting Passion to Cause
A Way to Give Thanks and Give Back
PyClone Research Software
Legacy Giving
Regional Roundup

BC Cancer Foundation - Fall 2014