Cancer

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

 

Many Langley residents laced up and ran in the CIBC Run for the Cure earlier this month, all in aid of raising money and awareness for breast cancer. (Black Press Media files)

Run unites locals in fight against breast cancer

Langley residents joined more than 20,000 Canadians running to cure this disease

 

Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Family hit a homer in cancer fight with Aldergrove ball tournament

Mangat family organized poker fundraiser recently and also hosted ball teams

Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
One of 60 vehicles that took part in the annual cancer fundraiser organized by the Old Fart Car Club and Brogan’s Diner in Langley City on Saturday, July 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Driven to fight cancer, classic car owners rally in Langley City

Annual fundraiser by Old Farts Car Club and Brogan’s Diner draws 60 vehicles

One of 60 vehicles that took part in the annual cancer fundraiser organized by the Old Fart Car Club and Brogan’s Diner in Langley City on Saturday, July 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Kayla Borkowsky, 22, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. She was given one year to live and her friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. (GoFundMe)

GoFundMe for 22-year-old Chilliwack mom with brain cancer, given 1 year to live

Kayla Borkowsky diagnosed with ‘rare and aggressive’ form of brain cancer

Kayla Borkowsky, 22, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. She was given one year to live and her friend has set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses. (GoFundMe)
The Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer has gone as far as Chilliwack in the past but this year goes to Abbotsford. (Black Press Media files)

Car club and eatery host charity events in Langley July 10 and 11

A Saturday drive and Sunday parking lot show raise money to help people with cancer

The Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer has gone as far as Chilliwack in the past but this year goes to Abbotsford. (Black Press Media files)
Seven-year-old Eva Mailhot Maclean plays in a playground in Montreal, Saturday, May 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. study probes if more time in the shade as a child prevents skin cancer in adulthood

Researchers will install shade structures outside and track preschool-age children for six months while they play

Seven-year-old Eva Mailhot Maclean plays in a playground in Montreal, Saturday, May 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Dale Cull has partnered with Langley’s Maritime Seafoods to bake and sell Father’s Day pies to benefit cancer research. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Father’s Day pies help fundraiser for cancer research

You-bake pie drive raises money in place of this year’s Ride2Survive

Dale Cull has partnered with Langley’s Maritime Seafoods to bake and sell Father’s Day pies to benefit cancer research. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukaemia. (Facebook/ April Migneault)

Maple Ridge woman runs more kms each day to raise funds for Chilliwack friend with leukaemia

April Migneault ran more than 465 kms in 30 days to help raise money for Dave Corke and family

April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukaemia. (Facebook/ April Migneault)
(Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)

Canadian researchers developing blood test to detect lung cancer early and save lives

‘If lung cancer is detected early then treatment outcomes improve enormously,’ says Dr. David Wishart

(Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)
Andy van de Wetering makes sure to get his five kilometre hike in rain-or-shine. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

VIDEO: 76-year-old Maple Ridge man walking equivalent of trek to Calgary and back to support friend

Andy van de Wetering hikes five kilometres daily to buoy spirits of cancer fighter

Andy van de Wetering makes sure to get his five kilometre hike in rain-or-shine. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
Tanya du Toit and her son Jensen. The du Toits are raising money to fund a trip to Toronto for a specialist surgeon to treat Tanya’s cancer. (Du Toit family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley mom overwhelmed by generosity as friends fundraise for cancer trip

Tanya du Toit needs to go to Toronto for a specialist surgery

Tanya du Toit and her son Jensen. The du Toits are raising money to fund a trip to Toronto for a specialist surgeon to treat Tanya’s cancer. (Du Toit family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Kandace “Kandy” and Donnie Musgrove on their wedding day. (McKenzie Shea Photography)

With days left to live, Vancouver Island woman gets dream wedding

Community vendors pull together to deliver free, last minute wedding

Kandace “Kandy” and Donnie Musgrove on their wedding day. (McKenzie Shea Photography)
This year, the annual ‘Scott Trapp Stick it to Cancer’ ball hockey tournament and cancer fundraiser has migrated to social media and been rebranded as ‘Shave for Scott’ in honour of the late Langley university student. (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Fundraiser in memory of Langley’s Scott Trapp sets a record by going virtual

UBC’s Delta Kappa Epsilon Phi Alpha Fraternity on track to reach $50K in donations, an all-time high

This year, the annual ‘Scott Trapp Stick it to Cancer’ ball hockey tournament and cancer fundraiser has migrated to social media and been rebranded as ‘Shave for Scott’ in honour of the late Langley university student. (Langley Advance Times file)
Diane Van Keulen, shown in a handout photo, a lung cancer patient from Ontario, has been battling the disease since 2019. She says she delayed her potential recovery and treatment out of fear of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Doctors fear an impending wave of cancer patients after COVID-19 delays

Cancer research has also suffered during the pandemic due to the cancellation of major fundraisers

Diane Van Keulen, shown in a handout photo, a lung cancer patient from Ontario, has been battling the disease since 2019. She says she delayed her potential recovery and treatment out of fear of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS
This year, the annual ‘Scott Trapp Stick it to Cancer’ ball hockey tournament and cancer fundraiser has migrated to social media and been rebranded as ‘Shave for Scott’ in honour of the late Langley university student (file)

VIDEO: Shaving heads in memory of Langley’s Scott Trapp

UBC’s Delta Kappa Epsilon Phi Alpha Fraternity hosts virtual version of annual cancer fundraiser

This year, the annual ‘Scott Trapp Stick it to Cancer’ ball hockey tournament and cancer fundraiser has migrated to social media and been rebranded as ‘Shave for Scott’ in honour of the late Langley university student (file)
An annual basketball tournament in memory of Tessa Beauchamp will take place online from Feb. 2 to Feb. 6, 2021 (file)

Tessa Beauchamp memorial tournament holds a virtual version this week

Event runs till Saturday, Feb. 6

  • Feb 2, 2021
An annual basketball tournament in memory of Tessa Beauchamp will take place online from Feb. 2 to Feb. 6, 2021 (file)
Dwayne Buckle finished his 1,400 km “Hike for the Cure” on Sunday (Jan. 10) by walking down Highway 19 all the way to Carrot Park, and then jumping into the freezing cold Tsulquate ocean. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Icy plunge marks end of Red Deer firefighter’s trek across B.C. for cancer

Dwayne Buckle completes 12-week march from Red Deer to Port Hardy

Dwayne Buckle finished his 1,400 km “Hike for the Cure” on Sunday (Jan. 10) by walking down Highway 19 all the way to Carrot Park, and then jumping into the freezing cold Tsulquate ocean. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Peter Thiessen (standing in the grey T-shirt) was on the executive of the Back Country Horsemen of B.C. and involved in trail construction in South Langley. (Black Press Media files)

Former Langley resident and longtime RCMP member loses cancer battle

Peter Thiessen was known as the region’s RCMP media spokesperson and an avid horseback rider

Peter Thiessen (standing in the grey T-shirt) was on the executive of the Back Country Horsemen of B.C. and involved in trail construction in South Langley. (Black Press Media files)