Cancer

Morgan Nixon is ready to ride, and is training hard along with two dozen team mates for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City corrections officer rides for cancer cure

Even in the midst of the pandemic, the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley will go on

Morgan Nixon is ready to ride, and is training hard along with two dozen team mates for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last

Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last

‘Jeopardy!’ host reveals toll cancer has taken on him in new memoir

Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last
Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer organizer Ken Johnson, seen here at the wheel of his prized convertible, will be taking part in the Sunday, July 12 fundraising ride against cancer, rain or shine from Langley to Harrison. (file)

Ride for cancer in Langley will take place Sunday, despite COVID-19

Annual fundraiser will be ‘really different,’ but classic cars are expected, organizer promises

Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer organizer Ken Johnson, seen here at the wheel of his prized convertible, will be taking part in the Sunday, July 12 fundraising ride against cancer, rain or shine from Langley to Harrison. (file)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Harry Kroeker has been a volunteer driver since he retired in 2018. (VCDS photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Volunteer cancer drivers back behind the wheel as of June 22

The group provides patients with rides to doctors appointments and cancer treatments

Harry Kroeker has been a volunteer driver since he retired in 2018. (VCDS photo/Special to the Langley Advance)
People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

BC Cancer Foundation donors essential for current and future research

  • May 18, 2020
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life
Diane Warawa stands next to the ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ tree planted in memory of her late husband Mark. It was planted on his birthday, May 7, near his final resting place. (Courtesy Warawa family)

A tree is planted on Mark Warawa’s birthday

Late MP remembered by friends, family and staff

Diane Warawa stands next to the ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ tree planted in memory of her late husband Mark. It was planted on his birthday, May 7, near his final resting place. (Courtesy Warawa family)
Public generosity ‘blows away’ Aldergrove truck driver fighting stage four cancer

Public generosity ‘blows away’ Aldergrove truck driver fighting stage four cancer

His girlfriend and sister’s online auction this month raised $9,000 from donated gifts and services

Public generosity ‘blows away’ Aldergrove truck driver fighting stage four cancer
Aldergrove resident Ariel Seydel, who is battling brain cancer, danced to Baby Shark on her sixth birthday, Saturday, during a surprise visit from an anonymous dancing dinosaur. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

‘Best day ever’: Aldergrove joins together to surprise birthday girl battling brain cancer

Ariel Seydel, cooped up at home during the pandemic, got her very own parade for her sixth birthday

Aldergrove resident Ariel Seydel, who is battling brain cancer, danced to Baby Shark on her sixth birthday, Saturday, during a surprise visit from an anonymous dancing dinosaur. (Sarah Grochowski photo)
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Help change outcomes for patients with blood cancers like Morgan

  • May 4, 2020
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results
Madeleine Young has been a dispatcher with Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society for the past three years. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Dispatcher calls appreciated by cancer patients

Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society suspended service, but still reaching out to clients

  • Apr 26, 2020
Madeleine Young has been a dispatcher with Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society for the past three years. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
About a year ago, Alyssa Kovacic was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic disorder that causes painful tumors (Gofundme.com image)

Two-year-old Langley girl recovering after 10-hour surgery to remove tumour

Family and friends launch online fundraiser to help Alyssa Kovacic’s family

About a year ago, Alyssa Kovacic was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic disorder that causes painful tumors (Gofundme.com image)
Cyclist arrived by the hundreds at the end of the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Hope in 2019. Chris Duchaine/ Black Press

B.C.’s Ride to Conquer Cancer postponed until 2021

2,100 riders had signed up for the massive annual fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation

Cyclist arrived by the hundreds at the end of the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Hope in 2019. Chris Duchaine/ Black Press
Ethan Fleming is fighting cancer for the second time in his life. He is about to undergo a stem cell transplant, with cells harvested from his 17-year-old sister. (Submitted photo)

B.C. teen donating stem cells for brother’s second fight with cancer

Chilliwack’s Fleming family appealing to the public to look into stem cell donation

Ethan Fleming is fighting cancer for the second time in his life. He is about to undergo a stem cell transplant, with cells harvested from his 17-year-old sister. (Submitted photo)
About a year ago, Alyssa Kovacic was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic disorder that causes painful tumors (Gofundme.com image)

A two-year-old Langley girl is battling Neurofibromatosis. Here’s how you can help.

Family and friends launch online fundraiser to help Alyssa Kovacic

About a year ago, Alyssa Kovacic was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1, a genetic disorder that causes painful tumors (Gofundme.com image)
George McAffer, Larry Coleman and George Garrett with the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society recently attended the organizations annual general meeting, where Coleman was recognized for his outstanding contributions. As of Tuesday the free service will be suspended until further notice to help contain the spread of COVID-19. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
George McAffer, Larry Coleman and George Garrett with the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society recently attended the organizations annual general meeting, where Coleman was recognized for his outstanding contributions. As of Tuesday the free service will be suspended until further notice to help contain the spread of COVID-19. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

While coronavirus presents higher risk to immune compromised, cancer treatment remains important

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19
Scott Trapp (file)

Frat brothers honour the memory of Langley’s Scott Trapp

Delta Kappa Epsilon Phi Alpha Fraternity hosts Stick it to Cancer Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament

Scott Trapp (file)
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)