Gurpurab Radiothon raises $710,000 for BC Cancer Foundation, Surrey Hospitals Foundation

A whopping $710,000 was raised for urgent health needs in the Fraser Valley during the RED FM Gurpurab Radiothon on November 30. The two-part radiothon benefitted two major B.C. charities: the BC Cancer Foundation and Surrey Hospitals Foundation, with 100 per cent of funds directly supporting each cause.  

Thanks to the community’s support, funds raised during the morning radiothon portion will support urgent needs at BC Cancer – Surrey: from advancing life-saving treatments at the Dukh Nivaran Pharmacy to ensuring every patient has safe transportation to medical appointments and delivery of life-saving medication to their homes. These funds will have a direct impact on the lives of individuals facing cancer, which remains the number one health issue facing British Columbians. 

BC Cancer estimates that almost 10,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the Fraser Valley this year. Cases are projected to rise by up to 40 per cent in the next 10-15 years due to the growing and aging population. The Fraser Valley will see the most significant increase in cancer diagnoses in the province with a 65 per cent increase in patients by 2030.

“United with Surrey Hospitals Foundation and the extraordinary leadership of RED FM, the BC Cancer Foundation thanks every generous donor from the bottom of our hearts who supported the Gurpurab Radiothon,” said Sarah Roth, President and CEO, BC Cancer Foundation. “Together, with our incredible community, we are bringing better health to our loved ones facing cancer.”