What if Childhood Illness Didn’t Exist?

IT’S REMARKABLE TO THINK ABOUT HOW FAR WE’VE COME IN THE QUEST TO CONQUER CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES. BUT DESPITE ALL THE PROGRESS THAT HAS BEEN MADE AT BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, THE TRUTH IS THAT WE’VE BARELY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE.

Amazing progress has been made in improving outcomes for many childhood illnesses. But when it comes to taking on the enormous health challenges our children face, there is so much more to do.

Debilitating diseases are on the rise. Many illnesses continue to be suffered in excruciating silence. And too many kids wait for treatments that don’t yet exist.

What if you helped?

Through the power of philanthropy, we know we can change this. Your generosity will support the three critical areas that are needed to advance the quest to conquer childhood illnesses at BC Children’s Hospital:

Research. By pushing forward research, you will help experts at understand why illnesses are hurting kids so that something can be done about it.

Technology. By funding the latest technologies, you will enable experts to innovate in what they use to deliver more effective care.

Kid-focused care. Your support will ensure kids are cared for by specialists and with programs that understand how they are different.

Our collective future

In describing his work to help transform the lives of kids with cancer, one leading researcher at BC Children’s once shared this powerful statement: kids are only 25 per cent of our current population, but they are 100 per cent of our future.

This drive to create the brightest future possible is what inspires every single decision that’s made at BC Children’s—from treatments for children, to the programs designed to comfort and engage them, to the experts who consider how the care they receive will shape the rest of their lives. And it’s also why your support is enabling experts to challenge the status quo by investing in the research, technologies and kid-focused care that are needed to create a better future, for our kids and for all of us.

Interested in learning more about how you can support the fight to conquer childhood illnesses? Visit bcchf.ca.

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