Community

Racing to fight childhood cancer

  - Boaz Joseph / The Leader
— image credit: Boaz Joseph / The Leader

Jack Shields, 6, was among nine young pediatric oncology patients at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) who got a chance to drive miniature electric Ferraris in front of the new Critical Care Tower on Sept. 22.

The racetrack was provided by Friends of Ferrari, a charity that has also donated $5,000 to the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. The event raised about $10,000 overall, organizers said.

Shields, who lives in Langley, was diagnosed with a form of leukemia on March 11, and is receiving treatment at SMH and the BC Children's Hospital.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VGH lottery features oceanview home
 
Santa parade to light up Cloverdale
 
Update: Burned body is Edmonton man
Home is where her art is
 
Douglas Day honours Langley’s pioneers
 
Doris Blair passes away at 95
Richmond Auto Mall gets into the Christmas spirit
 
Gilmore Park United hosts Fair Trade Fair
 
Chilliwack Christmas card is toad-ally cute this year

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.