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  • $6-Million Renovation of cancer, other critical outpatient clinics and labs officially opens Sept. 12

    10/09/2007 12:00am

    VANCOUVER, September 10, 2007 - BC Children's Hospital Foundation invites media and invited guests to attend the opening celebration of the Djavad Mowafaghian Wing. This event is the realization of a dream of Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian, who in 2004 donated $6-million to renovate the Children's Cancer Clinic and other clinics and labs that handle more than 7,000 outpatient visits a year. The renovation of this outpatient area is enabling our caregivers to provide the finest care to BC's children, who are living with debilitating illnesses. Part of the reconstruction includes a brand new lobby with bright, spacious surroundings to greet patients, families and visitors to Children's.

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  • CBC Radio Shows Support for child health in BC

    04/09/2007 12:00am

    PRINCE GEORGE, BC - BC Children's Hospital Foundation and CBC Radio One are proud to announce the CBC Cares for Kids Radiothon - the first event of its kind ever on CBC Radio One in British Columbia. The two-day fundraising event will help raise funds and awareness for BC Children's Hospital, the province's only full-service acute pediatric hospital for children. The Radiothon, which kicks off Thursday, September 20, will run daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.. CBC hosts, Jo-Ann Roberts from All Points West, and Russell Bowers and Chris Walker from Daybreak, will be on location, broadcasting live from Pine Centre Mall in Prince George 12noon to 2pm and 4pm - 6pm both days.

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  • Nanaimo pediatric care facilities get boost from Child Health BC

    29/08/2007 12:00am

    August 29, 2007 - Nanaimo, BC - Children and families in Nanaimo and Central and Northern Vancouver Island will soon have better access to specialized pediatric medical care closer to home, according to plans announced today by the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Provincial Health Services Authority, Child Health BC and the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

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  • CARES TOUR COMING TO LOUGHEED WAL-MART, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

    01/08/2007 12:00am

    NBA Cares Tour will bring the excitement and energy of the NBA experience to Lougheed Mall in Burnaby August 4, and to select Wal-Mart stores across Canada. The Tour is in support of Children's Miracle Network, BC Children's Hospital, and other children's hospitals across Canada.

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  • MDS Inc. and Dr. Donald Rix announce $4,000,000 in Donations to B C Cancer Foundation and BC Children's Hospital Foundation

    14/06/2007 12:00am

    Vancouver, British Columbia, June 14, 2007 - MDS Inc. (TSX:MDS; NYSE: MDZ), a global life sciences company and Dr. Donald Rix announced today that they will donate $4 million to the BC Cancer Foundation and the BC Children's Hospital Foundation to mark the sale of the medical diagnostics business in British Columbia to an affiliate of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS).

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  • BC Businesses Show Their Support for BC's Kids

    12/06/2007 12:00am

    Vancouver - June 12, 2007 - BC businesses and their employees played a leading role in helping BC Children's Hospital raise the record-setting $14.7 million total announced at the conclusion of the hospital's Miracle Weekend telethon June 2-3.

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  • MDS Inc, Dr. Donald Rix, BC Children's Hospital Foundation and BC Cancer Foundation to announce boost for medical research in B.C.

    12/06/2007 12:00am

    Early detection of lung cancer and Huntington disease to be impacted

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  • WORLD OF SMILES telethon raises $346,051 For BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

    01/05/2007 12:00am

    Vancouver, B.C. (May 1, 2007) - Shaw Cablesystems G.P., ReD 93.1FM and BC Children's Hospital Foundation today announced the final pledge total for "A World of Smiles" Telethon, held April 29 on Shaw Multicultural Channel and simulcast on CKYE 93.1 - RED FM. The telethon raised a record total of $346,051.

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  • British Columbian Recognized for Outstanding Achievements; Receives National Award from Wal-Mart Canada

    06/03/2007 12:00am

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 6 /CNW/ - For the second time in as many years, a British Columbian has received the most coveted award among Wal-Mart's 70,000 associates nationwide. Judy Cruickshank, a people greeter at the Kamloops Wal-Mart store, was recognized in a ceremony February 12 as Wal-Mart Canada's 2006 Shining Star of the Year. Through peer nominations, the Shining Star award appreciates and acknowledges associates who go above and beyond to demonstrate Wal-Mart's basic values. Last month, Judy learned that she, along with 11 other associates from across the county, had been selected as a finalist for the award. All 12 finalists travelled to Toronto last month to be honoured during the ceremony at the company's annual meeting.

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  • BC Children's Hospital Telethon Celebrates 20 Years in 2007

    11/01/2007 12:00am

    Vancouver - January 11, 2007 - BC Children's Hospital Foundation today announced a fundraising goal of $13.5 million for the 20th annual Miracle Weekend.

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