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Making a Difference

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Since 1997 the Michael Cuccione Foundation has been dedicated to raising funds for Childhood Cancer Research and supporting children along with their families through such adversity. We can't treat children like adults. In the past the majority of research dollars were spent on adult forms of cancer and little was being done at the childhood level in British Columbia.

This has all changed because of the important seed late Michael Cuccione planted to fund young researchers for childhood cancer and the important legacy that continues.  The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program is established at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital. This is the only Childhood Cancer Research Program of its kind in  British Columbia. We are blessed with some of the most outstanding researchers in the world that are discovering more breakthroughs and saving more children's lives each day.

What is being learnt at the childhood stage is also helping adult cancers. Research is the only way to finding a cure and we won't stop until a cure is found. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!

As Michael phrased, "ONE PERSON CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH, BUT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE".

Please help us to keep Michael's dream alive, and support the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program. Let's do it for the children.

Fundraising Events

10th Annual Kick For A Cure

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2017-07-22 | Kick for a Cure is an awesome all day event in Coquitlam, BC. Soccer tournaments, kids soccer clinics, Canadian Tire Family Fun Zone, prizes, beer garden, food vendors, sports celebrities, and all day entertainment including live bands. details

22nd Annual Fundraising Gala

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2017-09-23 | Our annual fundraising gala is an inspirational and fun evening of fundraising. Over 700 guests are hosted at the Italian Cultural Centre each year and all enjoy a delicious five course dinner with wine while being entertained by singers and speakers. details

21st Annual Fundraising Gala

2016-09-24 | Our annual fundraising gala is an inspirational and fun evening of fundraising. Over 700 guests are hosted at the Italian Cultural Centre each year and all enjoy a delicious five course dinner with wine while being entertained by singers and speakers. details

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Latest News and Articles

Steve Darling announces he’s running for the MLA Lougheed Burnaby riding

2016-11-14 | On behalf of the Michael Cuccione Foundation we are trilled to see Steve taking this direction. details

Infections early in life may activate immune responses that prevent leukemia

2016-11-02 | New research from the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital provides insight into how infections early in life may reduce the risk of leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer.

“We have known about a link between early-life infection and reduced risk of children getting acute lymphoblastic leukemia for quite a long time,” says Dr. Gregor Reid, the lead author of the study. “This study provides the first description of immune mechanisms underlying this association.” details

Pediatric Oncology News - Clinical Research In Oncology

2016-07-10 | With the recent clinical trials program restructuring, the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program is moving forward as a leader in providing novel, cutting edge research to children whose cancer resists therapy . details

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Photos from Past Fund Raising Events

Kick for a Cure 2016
BC Children's Hospital Honours Michael Cuccione Foundation
Michael Cuccione
Michael Cuccione
Lighting up the Night for a Great Cause - 2015
2012 Canadian Tire Kick for a Cure