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West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation Blog

Smoothie Sundays staff and volunteers stood together smiling.

Fresh is the word: Smoothie Sundays

June 25, 2024

Get the lowdown on WCK’s Smoothie Sundays program   June 2024 Smoothie Sundays started in 2019 as one of WCK’s first fully fledged programs. Two founding Board Members, Mina and…

A photo of a boy with his hand over his mouth

Why it’s hard to talk about cancer

June 3, 2024

Having worked at WCK for nearly two years, this has felt like one of my biggest responsibilities serving in a communications role. How do we talk about cancer in a…

Nicola Wealth: A Culture of Giving

May 15, 2024

Since 2019, Nicola Wealth Management Ltd. (Nicola Wealth) has been a champion for West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation. Their gifts have truly transformed our organization, making sure we can be…

A photo of Makayla with her partner and dog going hiking.

Getting into flow

May 13, 2024

Therapeutic Recreation intern Makayla explains what we mean by “getting into flow,” and how WCK’s City Camp programming makes it happen. What is a flow state?   A flow state…

Photos of Zoe (she/her), Poppa (he/him), and Cathie (she/her) holding signs with their names and pronouns on.

Meet some WCK volunteers!

April 16, 2024

You know the saying “It takes a village?” Meet some of the wonderful WCK volunteers who make up a whole village of support for families navigating childhood cancer and blood…

A family photo of Kim with her husband and two sons, Jonah and Noah

Walking gently

April 3, 2024

Kim generously shares her experience as an oncology mom who navigated, and in many ways continues to navigate, a childhood cancer journey. The start of our journey   January 13,…

Overcoming the Overhead Myth

March 12, 2024

The “Overhead Myth” is something that has plagued charities for years. It stalls growth, increases staff turnover, and prevents amazing organizations from doing work that could change the world we…

A young girl wearing PJs bouncing on her trampoline and smiling. There's a heart bubble effect surrounding her.

Where’s the love? In a pair of PJs

February 14, 2024

WCK’s PJ Drive brings a warm winter delivery of cozy pajamas to families experiencing childhood cancer and blood disorders across B.C. Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, in…

Abbey as a little girl with her brothers Caleb and Gabe

Being the little sister

January 31, 2024

Abbey previously wrote an amazing blog about how programs like The Club have helped her piece things together. In this blog, she shares in more detail her experience as a…

Chuck smiling at the camera.

Building the things that matter

January 17, 2024

Chuck Oliver shares how woodworking can bring so many small but wonderful things that matter to kids on the childhood cancer and blood disorder journey. From building something they can…

Here for the whole family

November 22, 2023

How WCK brings happy tears and space to heal Over the course of a single day in December 2021, the Joshi family’s world shattered.   Hema Joshi took her nine-year-old…

Five of the women from the Chinese Gold Ribbon Society of Canada received “The Best Team Award” from the United Global Chinese Women’s Association of Canada in 2020. The photo is of them receiving their award, wearing yellow ribbons.

关于我们的经历

November 20, 2023

Ivy、Jennifer 和 Dana 是生活在卑诗省的华人妈妈。在这里生活以来,她们的孩子都经历过儿童癌症/血液疾病。因为相似的经历,她们共同创办了加拿大华人金丝带协会。为了更好的帮助其他有患有严重疾病的孩子们的家庭。在这篇博客中,听她们娓娓道来为成立这个协会的初衷以及如何为重疾儿童家庭提供帮助。

How we tell stories at WCK

We share stories from:

  • families who engage with our programs
  • our volunteers
  • donors and sponsors
  • staff members
  • other people who support our programming

Families’ stories are most important to us.

Hannah Lind

Interested in sharing your story with WCK?

If you are ready to share your story, or just want to know more about the process, please reach out to Hannah Lind at hannah.lind[at]wckfoundation.ca or give her a call at 604-394-2029.