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West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation Blog

Mina with her family, standing in a sunny spot and smiling for the camera.

Grateful for the Path…Fully Completely

December 2, 2022

WCK Board Member Mina Bullard describes how her favourite band forged a connection to childhood cancer that would change her life. Back in 1998, I was watching a TV special…

Kristen and her family standing outside their house smiling at the camera.

Fuel for a journey that no one plans for

November 25, 2022

Kristen recalls her family’s very first WCK meal, and what the provision of food has meant to them through their cancer journey. It was the very first night we checked…

Leslie with a four-year-old boy on her lap, both smiling at the camera

How to do heart-led programming

October 31, 2022

Meet WCK Board Chair Leslie Grover and read about her heart-led approach to her work Do you know our incredible Board Chair, Leslie Grover? Her warmth, kindness, and love for…

WCK volunteer Jocelyn in the office pointing at the Nourish at Home sign.

Behind the scenes – food packing in the WCK office!

October 18, 2022

What our superstar food packing volunteers do and why they do it Who knew food packing could be so moving!    I started working with WCK this summer and have…

Going bald Julia Dawson

“Thanks, my oncologist does my hair”

September 16, 2022

Resources, responses, and realities of going bald as a young person   By Julia Dawson My name is Julia, and I’ve been bald twice! I was first diagnosed with leukemia…

A screenshot of a virtual hangout with volunteers and kids doing craft activities and showing their creations from the west coast kids cancer foundation

Fun virtual activities for kids!

September 12, 2022

As we head into cooler weather and the inevitable cold and flu season, there are many reasons why it may be safer to connect virtually rather than in person over…

Joyce Wijnhorst Story Blog

WCK and my family is a love story set over many a butter chicken

September 5, 2022

By Joyce Wijnhorst I first started treatment at BC Children’s after getting my diagnosis in fall 2020, after months of misdiagnosis and extreme pain in my left leg. In a…

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Blog

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 1, 2022

Learn more about what Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is and what WCK is doing to mark this important month. September is here and so is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This…

Kyla Mort, a west coast kids cancer foundation volunteer in a virtual hangout with a child

All the highlights of Hangouts: A WCK Volunteer’s Story

August 29, 2022

Written by Kyla Mort Hello hello folks! My name is Kyla and I am a Hangouts volunteer at WCK! I have been volunteering with this wonderful foundation for over two…

WCK Volunteer Denise Morris

Volunteer Spotlight:
Denise Morris

August 2, 2022

An active volunteer for our Food Support Programs, Denise Morris says she’s never forgotten what it felt like to be a parent in the hospital with her child. When Denise…

Self-care Blog Post

Self-care:
How to make the impossible possible!

July 24, 2022

How can we build self-care into our everyday lives in a way that is actually helpful? July 24 was International Self-Care Day. Reading that might make some people smile and…

My favourite part is all of it!

“My favourite part is all of it!”

July 21, 2022

This year’s WCK City Camp was filled with adventures, fun, & memories for kids affected by cancer and blood disorders. July 22 marks the end of WCK’s 2022 summer City…

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.