Funds raised in 2012 help support our three local hospitals and the Fraser Valley Cancer Centres.
$22,500 towards purchase of a Flexible Cystoscope. This scope serves a duo purpose for the diagnostic and treatment for cancer and provides a non-invasive way for surgery which promotes faster patient recovery times.
$25,000 towards a Colonoscope – required in the Ambulatory Care Department. A Colonoscopy is a minimally invasive endoscopic examination that allows a doctor to look inside the entire large intestine and colon through a thin flexible tube called a Colonoscope. The doctor is able to view the images on a video monitor in real time. The procedure enables the physician to see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum, for causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits, and to evaluate symptoms like abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, and weight loss. It also has the ability to snip off polyps and tissue samples for biopsy. Once polyps are removed, they can be studied with the aid of a microscope to determine if they are precancerous or not.
$20,880 towards two Chemo Pumps plus $5,000 to the Children’s Club.
• Nearly 21,600 British Columbians were newly diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Each year in British Columbia, a crowd the size of a sold out Canucks game will find out they have cancer.
• Over 9,500 British Columbians died from Cancer in 2010.
• Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer in both men and women.
• Prostate cancer remains the most common cancer in men and the deadliest cancer in men. (Canadian Cancer Society BC Section)
Langley Memorial Hospital
2006 – $17,000 towards a Rigid Endoscope
2007 – $18,000 towards a Urology Camera Head
2008 – $22,000 towards a Flexible Cystoscope
2009 – $17,500 towards a Camera Head for Urology Scope Procedures
2010 – $17,000 towards a Ultra Sound Probe
2011 - $17,000 towards a Bladder Scanner
Ridge Meadows Hospital
2006 – $25,000 towards a Colonoscope for Ambulatory Care
2007 – $25,000 towards a Colonoscope for Ambulatory Care
2008 – $25,000 towards a Colonoscope for Ambulatory Care
2009 – $20,000 towards a Colonoscope for Ambulatory Care
2010 - $25,000 towards a Colonoscope for Ambulatory Care
2011 - $25,000
Royal Jubilee Hospital – Victoria
2009 - $15,000 towards a Colonoscope for Ambulatory Care
2010 - $15,000 - towards Cancer equipment
2011 - $30,000 towards a Tissue Processor
BC Cancer Foundation – Fraser Valley
2006 – $17,000 towards a Tri-flow Chemo Pump plus $5,000 to the Children's Club
2007 – $13,420 towards a Tri-flow Chemo Pump plus $5,000 to the Children's Club
2008 - $12,500 towards two Chemo Pumps
2009 - $12,000 towards two Tri-flow Chemo Pumps plus $5,000 to the Children's Club
2010 - $12,000 towards two Tri-flow chemo pumps plus $5,000 to the Children's Club
2011 -$5000 for the Kids program, part of our ongoing support / $12,000 for a new Tri Flow Chemo pump
Eagle Ridge Hospital
2011 - $11,400 towards a Colonoscope
For information about the Drive for the Cure contact Rob Jeeves at 604.240.2629 firstname.lastname@example.org