Canadian Cancer Society

Jacob Koomen takes his bike out for a spin near his home in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Senior to cycle length of Vancouver Island to raise funds for cancer research

Long distance rides are no big deal for 73-year-old cyclist Jacob Koomen

 

For more than 70 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has celebrated the daffodil campaign in April. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

LETTER: When daffodils bloom, hope grows for people affected by cancer

For more than 70 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has celebrated the daffodil campaign in April…

  • Apr 14, 2021

 

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Canadian researchers developing blood test to detect lung cancer early and save lives

‘If lung cancer is detected early then treatment outcomes improve enormously,’ says Dr. David Wishart

 

From left to right: Yvonne Rogers, Sheenagh Walker and Linda Whiteman of Boutique Belles Amies show off some of the bras that will be on display at the store for the month of October. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni store gets creative for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Boutique Belles Amies is inviting people to get crafty with ‘Bras for a Cause’

From left to right: Yvonne Rogers, Sheenagh Walker and Linda Whiteman of Boutique Belles Amies show off some of the bras that will be on display at the store for the month of October. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cheryl Iwanowsky, a business owner from Port Alberni, is asking BC Ferries to reinstate her assured loading letter so her regular trips to the cancer centre in Vancouver for treatment aren’t so stressful. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni residents fighting with BC Ferries

Medically assured loading aboard ferries welcomed by Islanders

Cheryl Iwanowsky, a business owner from Port Alberni, is asking BC Ferries to reinstate her assured loading letter so her regular trips to the cancer centre in Vancouver for treatment aren’t so stressful. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Sol Watts, right, has raised more than $1,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of his grandfather, Wally Samuel Sr., left. (PHOTO COURTESY SAMUEL FAMILY)

Tseshaht First Nation youth raises more than $1K for cancer research

‘It was hard not to be able to hug him and our family’

Sol Watts, right, has raised more than $1,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of his grandfather, Wally Samuel Sr., left. (PHOTO COURTESY SAMUEL FAMILY)