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Finding a Cure for Childhood Cancer | Watch this Life Changing Video and Help Make a Difference!

Michael Cuccione imagined a world without childhood cancer.  He had the courage and vision to lay the groundwork and raise awareness believing that research holds the key to finding a cure.

Michael raised enough funds to establish two lifetime endowments for young researchers giving the brilliant minds of today the opportunity to train and become the childhood cancer research leaders of tomorrow.  From his vision of hope he founded the Michael Cuccione Foundation with a mission of funding childhood cancer research.

Researchers in The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children's Hospital continue to honour Michael’s legacy by treading ever closer to developing treatments that will not only address the ongoing needs of children to experience lifelong healing, but to ultimately achieve Michael’s dream of finding a cure for cancer.

Michael believed that a cure for cancer could be found in a child and that "One can only do so much, but together we can make a difference!”
Please help us keep Michael’s dream alive and support the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program. Let's do it for the children!

Fundraising Events

Deck the Ladies Fashion Show - The Burrard Public House

2018-11-14 | details

1 Million Dollars - 23rd Annual Fundraising Gala

2018-09-22 | The Michael Cuccione Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala on September 22, 2018 was a great success raising over $310,000.  This year’s gala was a night to celebrate not only 23 years of fighting childhood cancer but also a night to honour and recognize Domenic Cuccione for receiving the Order of British Columbia – an honour bestowed on Gloria Cuccione in 2014.    details

11th Annual Kick For A Cure

2018-07-07 | Even with a rainy start to the day, the 2018 Michael Cuccione Foundation ‘Kick for a Cure' proved to be an awesome event again this year raising $182,000! details

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Latest News and Articles

BC Children’s Hospital joins international collaborative to further the development of innovative immunotherapy treatments for kids with hard-to-treat cancer

2018-06-29 | Vancouver, BC — BC Children’s Hospital has joined CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children’s hospitals focused on improving care for children with hard-to-treat cancers by expanding clinical trials and accelerating the development of leading-edge immunotherapy treatments. details

Michael Cuccione Foundation Playroom Officially Opens at the Teck Acute Care Centre

2018-05-28 | BC Children’s Hospital Foundation recently honoured the Michael Cuccione Foundation for a $3-million gift to fund clinical trials and research into personalised treatments for pediatric cancer at the hospital, and officially revealed the naming of a special playroom for pediatric oncology patients at the Teck Acute Care Centre. details

This 12-year-old leukemia survivor is fighting for equal access to medicine for all Canadians

2018-05-17 | In today's golden age of cancer research, experimental therapies are curing tough-to-treat cancers like never before. But a child's chances of receiving a potentially life-saving treatment may depend on whether he or she lives in the province where a clinical trial is taking place. details

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Photos from Past Fund Raising Events

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