Health and wellness

Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

Eternity Medical Equipment co-founder Jeff Wang (left) and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum stand in Eternity mask production room. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

B.C. company to start making N95-equivalent medical masks

Eternity Medical Equipment expected to start production in Surrey next month

 

Lizz Moffat, with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, helps launch “High Fives for Health Care,” a five-week fundraising campaign to help spread cheer and inspire donations for the most urgent needs of their hospitals and health care centres.

High Fives for Health Care spreading gratitude and raising vital funds for B.C. health care

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation campaign spreads much-needed positivity and raises essential funds

  • Oct 19, 2020

 

The Power of Your Will

The Power of Your Will

A gift in your Will shows remarkable foresight for your community

  • Oct 5, 2020
The Power of Your Will
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

Brand new Sunny Hill Health Centre launches the next chapter for rehabilitation at BC children’s

  • Sep 7, 2020
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids
Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress
Connelly Longe holds daughter Alayna after helping cut the ribbon to George Longe Memorial Park on Wednesday, August 5. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Connelly Longe holds daughter Alayna after helping cut the ribbon to George Longe Memorial Park on Wednesday, August 5. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Rodeo clinic, ranch visit entertains First Nations youth and elders in B.C.’s Interior
Rodeo clinic, ranch visit entertains First Nations youth and elders in B.C.’s Interior
A wild horse blends in with the fall colours along the Meldrum Creek Road in the Chilcotin on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Michael White photo)
A wild horse blends in with the fall colours along the Meldrum Creek Road in the Chilcotin on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Michael White photo)
Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Through strong partnerships, philanthropy is accelerating the fight against COVID-19 here in B.C.

  • Jun 1, 2020
Support of collaborative research vital to our future
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

BC Cancer Foundation donors essential for current and future research

  • May 18, 2020
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life
The B.C. Alzheimer Society continues to deliver support at home for caregivers and is offering free weekly webinars. (B.C. Alzheimer Society photo)

Alzheimer Society of B.C. offering free weekly webinars

The next webinar is Wednesday, May 13 and focuses on long-distance caregiving

The B.C. Alzheimer Society continues to deliver support at home for caregivers and is offering free weekly webinars. (B.C. Alzheimer Society photo)
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Help change outcomes for patients with blood cancers like Morgan

  • May 4, 2020
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results
With help from Northern Health and the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District, the Quesnel and District Hospice and Palliative Care Association has purchased and installed a new ice machine at the Quesnel Hospice unit. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel Hospice patients have new ice machine

Northern Health and the regional hospital district helped with the purchase

  • Apr 9, 2020
With help from Northern Health and the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District, the Quesnel and District Hospice and Palliative Care Association has purchased and installed a new ice machine at the Quesnel Hospice unit. (Photo submitted)
Facing brain cancer with resilience

Facing brain cancer with resilience

Workout to Conquer Cancer celebrates what our bodies can do and supports BC Cancer Foundation

  • Mar 9, 2020
Facing brain cancer with resilience
Walk One Way Together participants break into smaller groups to discuss what makes a healthy community and a healthy person Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society/Native Friendship Centre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Lhoosk’uz begins Walk One Way Together Health and Wellness Strategy

Indigenous-operated Alderhill Planning Inc. is working with the community over the next five months

Walk One Way Together participants break into smaller groups to discuss what makes a healthy community and a healthy person Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society/Native Friendship Centre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A touch of Joy Stewart

A touch of Joy Stewart

Skin health guru customizes facial treatments

  • Mar 2, 2020
A touch of Joy Stewart
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Fitness duo Victoria Courtnall and Hayley Gustavson add to their exercise empire

  • Oct 18, 2019
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Women’s Vita medical clinic allows doctor’s true identity to shine

  • Sep 20, 2019
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health
Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice

Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice

Dr. Nicholas Half takes pride in his rapport with patients

  • Jul 24, 2019
Sexual health is a core component of Vernon gynecologist’s practice