Cancer

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)
Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
Richmond mom Katelyn Tayler, whose 10-year-old daughter Karalyn Giron has anaplastic ependymoma, was awarded $5,000 raised by Gerald and Ashley Samborski from Langley (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Richmond mom Katelyn Tayler, whose 10-year-old daughter Karalyn Giron has anaplastic ependymoma, was awarded $5,000 raised by Gerald and Ashley Samborski from Langley (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
Kolbi MacPhee-Fraser was transferred to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice this year. (GoFundMe photo)

Family fundraises for Langley boy with terminal cancer

The fundraiser is aimed at helping pay family bills

Kolbi MacPhee-Fraser was transferred to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice this year. (GoFundMe photo)
The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.

Improving the standard of care through brachytherapy

BC Cancer Foundation donors have played a significant role in advancing brachytherapy research

  • Jan 13, 2020
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.
Daniel Craig (left) and Stephen Ryan are two of the Langley Township firefighters who are participating in Movember this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Facial hair marks Movember for Langley Township firefighters

The fundraiser for men’s health causes runs all month

Daniel Craig (left) and Stephen Ryan are two of the Langley Township firefighters who are participating in Movember this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Parent Dana Bishop waxed Alice Brown Elementary principal Michael Carlyle’s legs as Langley RCMP Cpl. Craig van Herk looked on Wednesday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley principal waxes legs in honour of students cancer fundraising

Alice Brown Elementary students hit a new school record

Parent Dana Bishop waxed Alice Brown Elementary principal Michael Carlyle’s legs as Langley RCMP Cpl. Craig van Herk looked on Wednesday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers scrubbed cars at last year’s charity car wash for the Vancouver Cancer Drivers Society. The next car wash is coming up later this month. (Langley Advance Times files)

Cancer Drivers car wash coming to Langley-Surrey border

The fundraiser will help get cancer patients to their appointments free of charge

Volunteers scrubbed cars at last year’s charity car wash for the Vancouver Cancer Drivers Society. The next car wash is coming up later this month. (Langley Advance Times files)
Terry Fox Run needs volunteers

Terry Fox Run needs volunteers

The annual Terry Fox Run is looking for volunteers to help with upcoming event

Terry Fox Run needs volunteers
Langley Relay for Life revamps, merges with Surrey event

Langley Relay for Life revamps, merges with Surrey event

The doubled event takes place Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park

Langley Relay for Life revamps, merges with Surrey event
Cancer survivor and patient advocate Millie McConnell survived cancer 16 years ago, only to find her teeth disintegrating. She’s seeking funding for dentures. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley woman scrambles for dental surgery funding after chemo destroys her teeth

Millie McConnell survived cancer, but the after effects are proving costly and difficult

Cancer survivor and patient advocate Millie McConnell survived cancer 16 years ago, only to find her teeth disintegrating. She’s seeking funding for dentures. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Surrey’s Keven Drews doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he knows how we wants to use it. (Photo submitted)

Before his death, B.C.’s Keven Drews learned real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the inevitable end, something inside Keven Drews didn’t let him stop living

Surrey’s Keven Drews doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he knows how we wants to use it. (Photo submitted)
Tree chipping events, such as the Ride 2 Survive fundraiser, support a variety of causes and groups. (Brian Thornburn photo)

Langley Christmas tree chipping event a win-win for residents and fundraiser

An upcoming event supports a Ride 2 Survive participant.

Tree chipping events, such as the Ride 2 Survive fundraiser, support a variety of causes and groups. (Brian Thornburn photo)
Miriam Senges will be the guest speaker at the Langley Relay for Life.

Relay for Life speaker a true cancer warrior

The disease has hit a Langley woman five times.

  • May 29, 2017
Miriam Senges will be the guest speaker at the Langley Relay for Life.