BENEFITING: Canuck Place Children's Hospice
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
At Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, we make a difference for BC’s children and families. We provide critical care for children living with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them in our two provincial locations and in their home communities, empowering them to celebrate each moment, build precious memories and manage the pain and symptoms of their illnesses and conditions. We also support the families who love them and provide the tools and resources they need to live in the moment together.
As British Columbia’s pediatric palliative care provider, we play an important role in the health care system. Not only do we provide end-of-life care, but we work with families throughout the entire span of a child’s life from the point of diagnosis through the progression of the illness. An expert team provides bereavement counselling, music, art, and play therapy, and recreation therapy activities, all in addition to much needed family and child respite, and 24-hour clinical care. Canuck Place is an integral partner in the journey of these children and families.
Events like the BMO Vancouver Marathon help Canuck Place Children’s Hospice take care of the details – both big and small. Your donation to Canuck Place ensures that high-quality pediatric palliative care continues to be delivered to the BC community – and so kids and their families can create moments that will be cherished for years to come.