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

 

The Cervical Cancer Screening Team at the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice.

Creating Meaningful Community Partnerships to Increase Health Access in Abbotsford

“Recognizing opportunities for valuable partnerships with other community organizations is integral to…

  • Nov 16, 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

 

Monica Mamut, Executive Director of Abbotsford Division of Family Practice.

Bridging Abbotsford’s community health care needs

Abbotsford Division of Family Practice leads in partnership to support community wellness

  • Nov 9, 2020
Monica Mamut, Executive Director of Abbotsford Division of Family Practice.
Steve Wiens, owner of Crystal Vision Better Hearing Centre, loves the new Paradise hearing aids for their convenience and quality.

Music to my ears! State-of-the-art audio technology

A simple tool for better conversations, better workouts, and convenient living

  • Nov 2, 2020
Steve Wiens, owner of Crystal Vision Better Hearing Centre, loves the new Paradise hearing aids for their convenience and quality.
High Fives for Health Care spreading gratitude and raising vital funds for B.C. health care

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
High Fives for Health Care spreading gratitude and raising vital funds for B.C. health care
‘We’re here to help’: Timely hearing solutions when and where they’re needed

‘We’re here to help’: Timely hearing solutions when and where they’re needed

Abbotsford vision and hearing centre welcomes patients safely

  • Oct 12, 2020
‘We’re here to help’: Timely hearing solutions when and where they’re needed
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
While online eyewear options might seem to offer savings and convenience, there are a few significant reasons to think twice.

If it’s time for new glasses, know you won’t get THIS online!

Fit and comfort have more to do with your vision than you might think

  • Aug 24, 2020
While online eyewear options might seem to offer savings and convenience, there are a few significant reasons to think twice.
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
SEEING Abbotsford through challenging times

SEEING Abbotsford through challenging times

Optometry clinic donates expertise to help locals manage eye care crises

  • Jul 27, 2020
SEEING Abbotsford through challenging times
Aldergrove resident Kaden Van Buren trekked up and down the Abby Grind 19 times on his 19th birthday Saturday, July 12. He was accompanied throughout the day by trail runners he’d met on previous hikes.

19 times on 19th birthday: Aldergrove teen goes from crutches to conquering Abby Grind

Kaden Van Buren started at midnight on Saturday. By 3 p.m. he had completed the trek 19 times.

Aldergrove resident Kaden Van Buren trekked up and down the Abby Grind 19 times on his 19th birthday Saturday, July 12. He was accompanied throughout the day by trail runners he’d met on previous hikes.
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
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
Sharing trusted hearts, endless support at times of greatest need

Sharing trusted hearts, endless support at times of greatest need

Celebrating National Volunteer Week at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

  • Apr 20, 2020
Sharing trusted hearts, endless support at times of greatest need
The YMCA launched its YThrive Home program to help people stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)

Exercises move online with YMCA’s new nationwide virtual workout program

YThrive Home offers dozens of free workout videos for people during COVID-19 self-isolation period

The YMCA launched its YThrive Home program to help people stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)
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
A touch of Joy Stewart

A touch of Joy Stewart

Skin health guru customizes facial treatments

  • Mar 2, 2020
A touch of Joy Stewart