fundraising

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cross-Canada journey launches from Victoria for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with second three-month leg of cycling trek

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
David Egolf of Abbotsford is the honorary chair for the 2022 Gutsy Walk in the eastern Fraser Valley. This year’s event is being held virtually.

Honorary chair of 2022 Gutsy Walk speaks out about Crohn’s disease

David Egolf of Abbotsford urges residents to support eastern Fraser Valley event

David Egolf of Abbotsford is the honorary chair for the 2022 Gutsy Walk in the eastern Fraser Valley. This year’s event is being held virtually.
(left to right) Abbotsford Canucks COO Rob Mullowney, Philanthropy Specialist Janis Mitchell, Philanthropy Manager Jennifer Wilford and Archway Executive Director Rod Santiago display the $250,000 cheque given to Archway from the Abbotsford Canucks. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Canucks support flood relief efforts at Archway

Canucks have raised over $1 million this season for local causes, $250,000 of which went to Archway

(left to right) Abbotsford Canucks COO Rob Mullowney, Philanthropy Specialist Janis Mitchell, Philanthropy Manager Jennifer Wilford and Archway Executive Director Rod Santiago display the $250,000 cheque given to Archway from the Abbotsford Canucks. (Submitted)
Marko Zolotarov, a Trinity Western University student from the Ukraine, spoke about his experience of the war shortly after he returned to Canada. The Langley university has raised $136,772 to expand scholarships and aid for TWU students whose lives have been disrupted by war and global conflicts (TWU video by student Michael Ezinga)
Marko Zolotarov, a Trinity Western University student from the Ukraine, spoke about his experience of the war shortly after he returned to Canada. The Langley university has raised $136,772 to expand scholarships and aid for TWU students whose lives have been disrupted by war and global conflicts (TWU video by student Michael Ezinga)
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!

Lotto for a cause: Half for you, half for ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ across BC!

The Big BC Lotto helps connect youth with caring mentors across the province

  • Apr 11, 2022
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!
16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. teen spends 100 hours atop a flagpole to raise funds for diabetes research

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age six

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.

5 surgeries at just 9 months old: Fundraiser launched for Abbotsford baby with heart condition

Logan Bishop, 9 months, has spent most of his life in hospital

A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
Hailey Townsend had a small gift ready for the person who donated the 5,000th dollar to her fundraising efforts for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

One more weekend of sales for Abbotsford girl raising funds for Ukraine

Hailey Townsend is selling homemade bracelets and other items until Sunday

Hailey Townsend had a small gift ready for the person who donated the 5,000th dollar to her fundraising efforts for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
A basket with wine and Abbotsford Canucks tickets is among the more than 100 items up for bid in an online silent auction running until April 3 in support of the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.

Online auction supports Abbotsford-based BC Agriculture in the Classroom

Event underway until April 3, with proceeds supporting agriculture and food education

A basket with wine and Abbotsford Canucks tickets is among the more than 100 items up for bid in an online silent auction running until April 3 in support of the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.
Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)

B.C. powerlifter starts fundraiser for Ukraine

Corrections officer Sumeet Sharma was inspired to help after seeing war reports on TV

Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)
Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. family seeking stem cell match for baby with rare blood disorder

Transplant only cure for nine-month-old’s chronic Granulomatous disease

Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Winning bidders in the virtual Make a Difference Sale picked up their items on March 11 at a farm on South Parallel Road. The annual event is held in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

2022 Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford raises $315K for world hunger

Virtual event held in support of Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Winning bidders in the virtual Make a Difference Sale picked up their items on March 11 at a farm on South Parallel Road. The annual event is held in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Al Rempel of Chilliwack shared his photo of destruction near Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on or about March 16, 2022. (Submitted to The Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack man raises thousands to help cousins in Ukraine buy food, medicine, fuel

‘They say they don’t fear death but they do fear being captured’ - Al Rempel

Al Rempel of Chilliwack shared his photo of destruction near Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on or about March 16, 2022. (Submitted to The Progress)
(From left) Former Vancouver Canucks Daniel and Henrik Sedin chat with Riaz Meghji during the virtual Gift of Love Gala fundraiser for Canuck Place on March 5. (Submitted photo)

Gift of Love Gala virtual event raises $273K for Canuck Place

Event supports families at locations in Abbotsford and Vancouver

(From left) Former Vancouver Canucks Daniel and Henrik Sedin chat with Riaz Meghji during the virtual Gift of Love Gala fundraiser for Canuck Place on March 5. (Submitted photo)
Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Girl Guides back to door-to-door cookie sales after 2 years of doing business differently

Chocolate/vanilla cookies sold in spring, and those who love the mint ones have to wait until fall

Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Harrison boy with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hospital stretchers are just one of the many needs that the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation has provided for local hospitals over the past years thanks to successful fundraisers in the region. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Health Care foundation raises almost $18K with online auction and raffles

Gala event had to be cancelled due to COVID but that didn’t stop them from rallying for health care

Hospital stretchers are just one of the many needs that the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation has provided for local hospitals over the past years thanks to successful fundraisers in the region. (Submitted)
Litter box in a photo submitted by BC SPCA.

BC SPCA urges ‘litter’ love for an ex in quirky Valentine’s fundraiser for 3 shelters

‘We will write their name in the bottom of a litter box,’ rep says

Litter box in a photo submitted by BC SPCA.
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s Grand (Un)Gala is running throughout February and invites people to participate from home, meaning they can stay in their comfy shoes if they want. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Grand (Un)Gala takes a different approach to fundraising

Fundraiser throughout February supports health care foundation

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s Grand (Un)Gala is running throughout February and invites people to participate from home, meaning they can stay in their comfy shoes if they want. (Submitted photo)