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

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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!

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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

Two backgrounders follow.

Contact:

Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat Communications
778 977-0298

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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Gloria Cuccione to receive 2014 Order of British Columbia

Source: Order of British Columbia, May 28, 2014

"Gloria Cuccione has been instrumental in the creation and ongoing success of the Michael Cuccione Foundation, named after her late son. Since the foundation's creation in 1997, it has raised together with grants and matching funds more than $15 million toward pediatric oncology research."

"The Order of British Columbia is the province's most prestigious accolade," said Guichon. "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. "On behalf of all British Columbians, I want to thank this year's recipients for their dedication and all they do to make B.C. better."

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Childhoood Cancer Research Impact Report

May 27, 2014

2014 REPORT ON GIVING FOR THE Michael Cuccione Foundation is released. The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program is located within the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver. The collaborative relationships between clinicians and researchers in the hospital and CFRI are essential to the pursuit of breakthrough cancer discoveries.

Advances made in the treatment of many childhood cancers since the 1980s have greatly improved survival rates as high as 82 per cent for children with certain types of cancers. These advances have largely been made possible through investments, like yours, in research.

Leukemias, lymphomas and central nervous system cancers (including brain cancers) are the main types of cancer affecting children in Canada. In BC, 142 children were diagnosed with cancer last year, an increase from recent years, which makes your support more critical now than ever. All of these children receive care at BC Children's Hospital and benefit from having access to clinical trials for the newest cancer therapies being developed by MCCCRP and CFRI researchers.

Thankfully, more children today survive cancer than ever before. Still, many of them will endure life-threatening adverse side effects, caused either by the cancer itself or the cancer-fighting drugs they receive. These ong-term complications can affect growth and development, learning, the heart and organs, bones and fertility, and the child's chances of subsequent cancers.

The researchers you are supporting aim to develop improved therapies that are safer, less invasive and do not damage a child's developing body. The ultimate goal of the MCCCRP team is to achieve Michael's dream and discover a cure for childhood cancer.

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Upcoming Fundraising Events

Mark your calendar, come and join us at the following fundraising events! We promise, it will be fun!

The Burrard Public House Fashion Show
Date: November 5, 2014 details

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