“One person can only do so much, but together we can make a difference.”
Michael James Cuccione, 1985 - 2001




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Concise Review: Bullseye: Targeting Cancer Stem Cells to Improve the Treatment of Gliomas by Repurposing Disulfiram

Source: AlphaMed Press, April 7, 2015

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC announce Michael Cuccione Foundation as Community Partner

Source: www.whitecapsfc.com/community, February 19, 2015

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC today announced their community relations strategy, programs, and initiatives for the 2015 season. The club will focus on positively impacting the lives of children and youth in the community by promoting mental and physical health and encouraging fit and healthy lifestyles through soccer.

"Community is integral to everything we do at Whitecaps FC," said club president Bob Lenarduzzi. "We are committed to making a difference on and off the pitch, and all of us at the club are looking forward to working with our fans and community partners to make a significant contribution."

Whitecaps FC will work closely with the following charitable organizations: BC Children's Hospital Foundation, BC Soccer, Camp Goodtimes, Covenant House, Kids Up Front, Special Olympics BC, Make-A-Wish Foundation, KidSport, Vancouver Street Soccer League, Canada SCORES Vancouver, Vancouver Police Foundation and the Michael Cuccione Foundation - organizations whose mandates and programs align with that of Whitecaps FC.

50/50 PROGRAM The 'Caps 50/50 program, run at MLS home matches at BC Place, will now benefit BC Children's Hospital Foundation. This new partnership will see funds, in excess of $250,000, donated to BC Children's Hospital Foundation in 2015 and will be used to help improve the lives of children and youth treated at the hospital.

"We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with BC Children's Hospital Foundation and look forward to working with the organization to drive the 50/50 program forward," said Bob Lenarduzzi. "Together with our supporters, we hope to raise significant funds for such a worthy cause which will directly impact the lives of children and youth in British Columbia."

"It's a great honour to partner with an organization with such deep roots in our community," said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children's Hospital Foundation. "Given the high level of youth participation in organized soccer in BC, it's safe to say that, by supporting BC Children's Hospital, Whitecaps FC will have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of many of their young fans, and thousands of other young people."

On Saturday, May 30 as the 'Caps take on Real Salt Lake at BC Place, the club will collect funds for the #BuckUp for mental health campaign. The campaign, launched in 2014 during the club's 40th anniversary, raised over $22,000 for mental health initiatives. The goal, once again, is to raise $1 per fan, for a total of $21,000 which will be directed to Covenant House Vancouver, an organization which provides shelter and services to children and youth who seek help, with a priority of concern and commitment to those for whom no other service is available.

At all BC Place merchandise kiosks, fans will have the opportunity to round up their purchase with funds being donated to Camp Goodtimes, a summer recreation program that provides a unique experience for children and teens affected by cancer.

For the fourth year, Whitecaps FC players will attend Camp Goodtimes teen camp in August, where they will spend an afternoon playing soccer and participating in activities with campers. This annual visit has become a highlight for veteran players and campers alike.

Between April and June, Whitecaps FC will host BMO Kickin' with the 'Caps Community Clinics presented by BC1. Eight community clinics will be held throughout the Lower Mainland for boys and girls ages seven to 10. These free clinics provide children with the opportunity to learn from Whitecaps FC coaches and players while giving them the opportunity to develop new skills in a fun and dynamic environment. This year's clinics will be held in Coquitlam, Ladner, Langley, North Vancouver, Vancouver and Surrey.

The 'Caps Kick Smart Program is a school program hosted by club ambassadors Carl Valentine and Sam Lenarduzzi. This program, designed for children in grades 1 through 7, is a platform for Whitecaps FC to introduce soccer to youth in a fun and interactive way. The 'Caps are anticipating visiting approximately 50 Lower Mainland schools in 2015.

To learn more about Whitecaps FC's community relations strategy, programs and initiatives, please visit www.whitecapsfc.com/community.

The Michael Cuccione Foundation is proud to announce a new relationship with Sparkling Hill Resort!

Source: Sparkling Hill Resort, October 6, 2014

The Michael Cuccione Foundation is proud to announce a new relationship with Sparkling Hill Resort!

See how Sparkling Hill Resort provides a unique oasis for guests to make a healthy lifestyle change, recover from an injury or surgery, find support through challenging times, or simply escape to leave the world behind. http://www.sparklinghill.com/wellnesspackages
As a gift for the treasured supporters of the Foundation, Sparkling Hill is providing a special offer of 30% off their best available rates. Partial proceeds from every booking support the Michael Cuccione Foundation.

Please call 1 877 275-1556 to book your stay or email reservations@sparklinghill.com and quote Promo Code: CUCCIONE. (Online bookings with the promo code are not available.)

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Best of B.C. bestowed with Province's highest honour

Source: Ministry of Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat, BC, Canada, July 22, 2014

VICTORIA - In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 23 exceptional civic leaders were honoured today at Government House with the Province's highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia.

"The Order of British Columbia is the Province's most prestigious accolade," said Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, Chancellor of the Order. "For 25 years, we have publicly recognized those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of their fellow citizens. These recipients exemplify the positive difference one person can make in a community and are an inspiration to all British Columbians."

"The Order of British Columbia recognizes remarkable accomplishments by extraordinary British Columbians," said Premier Christy Clark. "This year's recipients have each made a difference in their communities and to the province. On behalf of all British Columbians, I want to thank them for their dedication and all they do to make B.C. better."

This year's recipients are:

Roger H. Barnsley, Ph.D. of Parksville - educator and founding president of Thompson Rivers University.

Peter Bentley, O.C., LL.D. of Vancouver - forest industry executive and community leader.

Dana Brynelsen, LL.D. of Halfmoon Bay - visionary in the field of early childhood intervention for people with special needs.

John A. Cairns, M.D., FRCPC, FCAHS, FRCP, FACC of Vancouver - heart disease researcher and educator.

Tung Chan, B.A., FICB, LL.D., HCapt(N) of Richmond - volunteer, philanthropist and immigrant-community leader.

William Clifford, M.D., B.Sc., B.Med.Sci, M.ScF, FCFP of Prince George - physician and health information technology pioneer.

Douglas Coupland, O.C., D.Litt, R.C.A of West Vancouver - writer, designer, visual artist and global change-maker.

Gloria Cuccione of Coquitlam - philanthropist and fundraiser for childhood cancer research.

Leslie Diamond of Vancouver - philanthropist and community volunteer.

James C. Hogg, O.C., M.D., Ph.D., F.R.S.C. of Vancouver - lung disease researcher and educator.

Jane Knott Hungerford of Vancouver - volunteer, fundraiser and community leader.

Paul Lacerte of Victoria - leader and advocate for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Donald R. Lindsay of Vancouver - business leader and advocate for the well-being of children.

Anne Lippert of Vancouver - trailblazer among women in business and community leader.

The Honourable Leonard S. Marchand, P.C., C.M., M.S.F., B.S.A., LL.D. of Kamloops - Parliamentarian and advocate for justice for First Nations.

K. Barry Marsden, C.M. of West Vancouver - innovative developer of aerial firefighting equipment and aerospace technology.

Chief Chester Moore of Terrace - hereditary chieftain and promoter of Nisga'a culture.

Rudolph North, C.M., B.Comm. LL.D. of Vancouver - philanthropist, humanitarian and business leader.

David R. Podmore of Vancouver - industry and community leader.

John Brian Patrick Quinn, O.C., J.D., LL.D. of West Vancouver - professional hockey executive and gold-medal winning coach.

Bob Rennie of Vancouver - business leader and patron of arts and culture.

Chief Councillor Ellis Ross of Kitamaat Village - Haisla business, political and community leader.

Lorne R. Segal of Vancouver - community philanthropist and business leader.

Aubrey J. Tingle, M.D., Ph.D., Hon. D.Sc , FRCPC, FCAHS of Richmond - health research leader, builder and mentor.

Hal Weinberg, Ph.D. of Anmore - brain behaviour researcher and local government leader.

Four recipients, Donald Lindsay, the Honourable Leonard Marchand, Rudy North and Lorne Segal, were unable to attend the ceremony, while Gregory Fahlman and George Hungerford, 2013 recipients, were invested today, having missed last year's ceremony.

The Order of British Columbia is bestowed annually to citizens who have demonstrated outstanding distinction and achievement in any field. Since the order was first introduced in 1989, 370 people have been appointed.

Learn More:

The Order of British Columbia is online at: www.orderofbc.gov.bc.ca

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Michael Cuccione Foundation Fellowship Recipients Announced

June 27, 2014

Michael Cuccione Foundation Graduate Studentship for 2014-2015 has been awarded to Helen Chen. And Marisa Connell, Ph.D. has been selected to receive oour Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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2015 Canadian Tire Kick For A Cure

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