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2015 BC Children's Hospital Report on Giving for the Michael Cuccione Foundation Released

2015-06-09 | Helping Children SURVIVE CANCER. Thanks to investments in research from organizations like the Michael Cuccione Foundation, researchers and caregivers have seen great improvements in cancer survival rates among children. Children with certain types of cancers, such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, now have survival rates close to 80 per cent. details

$10 Million Raised: Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program

2015-05-26 | The Michael Cuccione Foundation raises $10 million to sustain the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children's Hospital. It all started with a young boys dream of finding a cure for childhood cancer, and with the public's support break through's are happening. details

Significant childhood cancer discovery made by scientists at the BC Cancer Agency

2015-05-13 | Vancouver – Research published today by scientists at the BC Cancer Agency in Cancer Cell brings new hope for the treatment of high-risk childhood sarcomas – a type of cancer that has seen almost no treatment improvement in the last 20 years in spite of intense research efforts. details

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Fundraising Events

2015 Canadian Tire Kick For A Cure

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2015-07-11 | 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. Proceeds from the Kick For A Cure benefit the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital. Join us July 11th, 2015 and help kick childhood cancer where it hurts! details

14th Annual Golf For A Cure 2015

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2015-07-15 | Shotgun Start 1pm . Please click the link below to print our Sponsorship Participation Package. details

The Adriana Funaro Memorial Golf Tournament

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2015-07-29 | The Adriana Funaro Memorial Golf Tournament for Leukemia/Lymphoma Society & The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at B. C. Children’s Hospital. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Northview Golf and Country Club - Surrey, BC details

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Making a Difference

Finding a Cure for Childhood Cancer

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 has continued for the past 17 years.  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.

Photos from Recent Fund Raising Events

2012 Canadian Tire Kick for a Cure
BC Children's Hospital Honours Michael Cuccione Foundation
Province of British Columbia Provides $2 Million to Childhood Cancer Research
BC Children's Hospital Honours Michael Cuccione Foundation
BC Children's Hospital Honours Michael Cuccione Foundation
Michael Cuccione