Health and wellness

Cameron Bulger was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 6 and passed away 2 1/2 years later. While BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive the next five years.

A childhood story of love, loss and hope

Supporting the fight to conquer childhood illnesses

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

Brittni Redekopp, manager of the Market at Wagner Hills. Wagner Hills program participants work on the farm and in the workshop creating products and giftware that are sold at The Market.

Vital Langley program builds recovery through community

Wagner Hills launches annual fall campaign to serve men and women in recovery

  • Nov 16, 2020

 

Eternity Medical Equipment co-founder Jeff Wang (left) and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum stand in Eternity mask production room. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

B.C. company to start making N95-equivalent medical masks

Eternity Medical Equipment expected to start production in Surrey next month

 

Lizz Moffat, with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, helps launch “High Fives for Health Care,” a five-week fundraising campaign to help spread cheer and inspire donations for the most urgent needs of their hospitals and health care centres.

High Fives for Health Care spreading gratitude and raising vital funds for B.C. health care

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation campaign spreads much-needed positivity and raises essential funds

  • Oct 19, 2020
Lizz Moffat, with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, helps launch “High Fives for Health Care,” a five-week fundraising campaign to help spread cheer and inspire donations for the most urgent needs of their hospitals and health care centres.
The Power of Your Will

The Power of Your Will

A gift in your Will shows remarkable foresight for your community

  • Oct 5, 2020
The Power of Your Will
Kim Houlind is coordinator for the Langley Seniors in Action, the new name for the group formerly known as the Langley Seniors Community Action Table. (LSIA/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley group rebrands but remains focused on helping local seniors

Langley Seniors Community Action Table is now Langley Seniors in Action

Kim Houlind is coordinator for the Langley Seniors in Action, the new name for the group formerly known as the Langley Seniors Community Action Table. (LSIA/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Community donations drive patient care improvements at Langley Memorial Hospital

Community donations drive patient care improvements at Langley Memorial Hospital

Hospital Foundation and donors help care teams clear waitlists, improve patient experience

  • Sep 21, 2020
Community donations drive patient care improvements at Langley Memorial Hospital
Listen up! Adjusting to hearing aids takes perseverance

Listen up! Adjusting to hearing aids takes perseverance

Your ears collect sound, but hearing comprehension happens in your brain

  • Sep 21, 2020
Listen up! Adjusting to hearing aids takes perseverance
Get motivated to move: Fall fitness begins here!

Get motivated to move: Fall fitness begins here!

These small group classes in Langley are BIG on motivation

  • Sep 14, 2020
Get motivated to move: Fall fitness begins here!
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids

Brand new Sunny Hill Health Centre launches the next chapter for rehabilitation at BC children’s

  • Sep 7, 2020
New facility brings sunshine and healing to BC kids
While online eyewear options might seem to offer savings and convenience, there are a few significant reasons to think twice.

If it’s time for new glasses, know you won’t get THIS online!

Fit and comfort have more to do with your vision than you might think

  • Aug 24, 2020
While online eyewear options might seem to offer savings and convenience, there are a few significant reasons to think twice.
Hearing matters: Langley specialist shares innovative program

Hearing matters: Langley specialist shares innovative program

6 signs of hearing loss you shouldn’t ignore…

  • Aug 17, 2020
Hearing matters: Langley specialist shares innovative program
Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should continue breastfeeding even if they have COVID-19. Photo Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress
Aldergrove resident Kaden Van Buren trekked up and down the Abby Grind 19 times on his 19th birthday Saturday, July 12. He was accompanied throughout the day by trail runners he’d met on previous hikes.

19 times on 19th birthday: Aldergrove teen goes from crutches to conquering Abby Grind

Kaden Van Buren started at midnight on Saturday. By 3 p.m. he had completed the trek 19 times.

Aldergrove resident Kaden Van Buren trekked up and down the Abby Grind 19 times on his 19th birthday Saturday, July 12. He was accompanied throughout the day by trail runners he’d met on previous hikes.
Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Through strong partnerships, philanthropy is accelerating the fight against COVID-19 here in B.C.

  • Jun 1, 2020
Support of collaborative research vital to our future
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
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
Starting April 8 Langley Advance Times is launching a weekly series called Workout Wednesday led by Brand Fitness owner Marion Brand. (Brand Fitness/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Advance Times launches Workout Wednesday with Brand Fitness

Starting April 8 local fitness trainer will lead weekly workout session

Starting April 8 Langley Advance Times is launching a weekly series called Workout Wednesday led by Brand Fitness owner Marion Brand. (Brand Fitness/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The YMCA launched its YThrive Home program to help people stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)

Exercises move online with YMCA’s new nationwide virtual workout program

YThrive Home offers dozens of free workout videos for people during COVID-19 self-isolation period

The YMCA launched its YThrive Home program to help people stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)
Facing brain cancer with resilience

Facing brain cancer with resilience

Workout to Conquer Cancer celebrates what our bodies can do and supports BC Cancer Foundation

  • Mar 9, 2020
Facing brain cancer with resilience