2022 Impact Report
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
Your dedication towards supporting cancer research and care drives us, and inspires us — and this year, you made history. More than 250,000 donations from across B.C. raised a record-breaking $77.1 million.
You stepped up, in an unprecedented way, to show every person facing cancer in our province that we’re in this together — and also that you believe in the life-saving work of every BC Cancer expert.
Your ongoing support enabled us to immediately jump in and provide emergency funds to families hit hard by the flooding in the Fraser Valley, to ensure they weren’t cut off from essential cancer care.
Fuelled by you, BC Cancer made remarkable research gains that will impact cancer care worldwide, including a long-term study that proves a made-in-B.C. procedure to reduce ovarian cancer risk does save lives.
Together, we marked a momentous milestone in naming the L.J. Blackmore Cancer Research Centre in honour of Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation’s incredible $18.9-million gift.
Despite obstacles to in-person gatherings, you came together as a community to make our annual Tour de Cure a success, raising over $5.5 million. And with your help, we surpassed our goal and raised over $6 million to bring prostate cancer care closer to home for all British Columbians through the expansion of Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)-PET.
Thanks to you, B.C. continues to have some of the best cancer outcomes in the world. But we’re not done yet. With demand for cancer services increasing by 60% over the next 10 years, we need your help now more than ever. The future of cancer care in B.C. is in our hands — and with you standing strong beside us, we can’t wait to see what we can accomplish next.
President & CEO,
BC Cancer Foundation
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR
After yet another year of being forced to adapt and innovate in the face of unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, our Foundation has emerged even stronger — raising a staggering $77.1 million.
The significance of this achievement cannot be overstated and is a testament to our relentlessly passionate and dedicated donor community.
Our Board of Directors is honoured to steward your unfailing generosity and to work with our incredible Foundation in empowering the transformative, life-saving work at BC Cancer.
It has been a privilege to serve in my first year as Board Chair, and represent donors from across B.C. I’ve had the opportunity to travel the province and witness cancer care being delivered close to home, and experience first-hand the pride that comes with supporting the critical work at BC Cancer.
I’m also constantly inspired by the commitment of my fellow Directors towards BC Cancer’s vision and their philanthropic leadership, as demonstrated by this year’s matching campaign which, together with the Foundation and the support of our networks, provided $500,000 in matching funds in support of Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)-PET — helping bring this life-saving technology to more British Columbians.
I am so proud to be a part of this community, in what has truly been a milestone year for BC Cancer Foundation. But the burden of cancer is relentless and the need for philanthropy to continue fuelling innovation in B.C. has never been more urgent. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of what philanthropy can accomplish. We won’t stop, and we know you won’t either.
BC Cancer Foundation
April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022
BC Cancer Foundation is the fundraising partner of BC Cancer. Together, with donors like you, we are driving world-leading cancer research and care innovation, and saving lives in British Columbia. This year we raised $77.1 million to change outcomes for patients across the province. We share this achievement with you and we won’t stop, until cancer does.
In addition to the total support provided to BC Cancer in fiscal 2022 of $25.6 million, the Board approved new research and capital project funding of $61.5 million which will be provided to BC Cancer as these projects are completed over the course of the next one to five years.
Fundraising: $55.1 million – represents all donations received as a result of annual fundraising programs, major gifts and bequests.
Investment and Other Income: $11.6 million – includes interest, dividends and realized gains on investments.
Charitable Events: $6.2 million – represents revenues generated primarily from mass participation events.
Government Grants: $4.2 million
*The financial highlights on this page are based on BC Cancer Foundation’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
BC Cancer experts are at the helm of cancer research and care innovation. With community support, BC Cancer researchers are developing breakthroughs that are elevating the global understanding of cancer, transforming care and saving more lives. You fuel this progress.
GENOMICS RESEARCH AND FUNDING
BOOST FOR TREATMENT-RESISTANT BLOOD CANCERS
OPPORTUNISTIC SALPINGECTOMY SAVES LIVES
In a year of challenge, our community stepped forward in support of cancer patients across the province. With you, we connected patients to vital care, we launched transformative initiatives and kept the momentum in our mission to break down cancer. All, thanks to you.
CIRCLE OF HOPE
TOUR DE CURE FUNDRAISING
L.J. BLACKMORE CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE
ABBOTSFORD DENTAL SUITE
Your dedication towards supporting cancer research and care drives us, and inspires us — and this year, you made history with record-breaking donations.
The highlights shared here reflect what you helped make possible this past year. It is emblematic of our combined strength and shared determination.
On behalf of our Foundation, thank you for being an integral part of our community.
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