Peach Arch Hospital Foundation

peach arch hospital foundation

We are very grateful to report that the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation (PAHF) has again provided the VCDS with a very significant grant to transport White Rock and South Surrey cancer patients to their essential treatment appointments. Through their Healthy Community Grants program the PAHF has generously supported our patients annually since 2017. With this […]

Driving Children is a Privilege

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Volunteer driver Harry brings a little fun to little ones and their parents. His contribution to his community is as exceptional as the children he drives to treatment. Harry says… DRIVING FOR THE VCDS IS A PRIVILEGE Driving folks to the Cancer Clinic at a time when many feel that they are in their last […]

Port Moody Firefighters Charitable Society

Port Moody Firefighters Charitable Society

On January 22nd, the Port Moody Firefighters Charitable Society presented the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society a large donation totalling $1000. Supporters of the VCDS since 2017, the Port Moody Firefighters Charitable Society is comprised of first responders who have put in significant time volunteering and fundraising to support local non-profits, in spite of increased demands […]

Port Moody Firefighters…

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Larry Coleman and George Garrett went to a fire hall in Port Moody on Saturday, January 22nd to receive a cheque for $1500 from the Port Moody Fire Fighters Charitable Society. This outstanding community group has supported the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society from the beginning in 2016. This dedicated group of Firefighters is the smallest union group […]

Because of You

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Dear supporters and friends of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society,  My name is Andréa and this is my story. On December 2nd 2018, I received the kind of news that one dreads: Stage IV cancer. I was given just days to live. Shock, disbelief and fear swirled through my mind. I will never forget the […]

Help a total stranger … just because you can.

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The VCDS was about 6 months old, and my friend George Garrett, one of the founders of the society, was recruiting drivers.  I realized the volunteer drivers were relieving a lot of stress and anxiety for many cancer patients who had no easy or safe way to get to and from their medical appointments and […]

Dean Callaghan, Introduces Child Ride Program

Dean Callaghan

Providing free, safe, timely and reliable rides for all cancer patients in need is an important mandate of VCDS. For very young patients, those under 9 years of age, we are required to ensure that properly fitting, certified car seats are available and that our drivers are trained on the proper installation. Earlier this year, […]

Significant Donation Accepted

R. Howard Webster Foundation

The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society has received a five-year significant donation from the R. Howard Webster Foundation/Fondation R. Howard Webster of Montreal.  President Bob Smith says“The donation will not only meet immediate needs, but it also helps us build for the future.” Explore more articles

Q & A with Dr. Sharlene Gill

Dr. Sharlene Gill

One of Canada’s leading oncologists – Dr. Sharlene Gill of Vancouver has commended the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society for its role in getting cancer patients to treatment. Interviewed by Intrepid Reporter: George Garrett | VCDS Vice-President Q&A Question: Is there is a dilatory effect on cancer patients by the COVID-19 virus? Concern that patients with […]

Expanding Services – Seeking Volunteers

Expanding Services - Seeking Volunteers

Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society to expand, seeks volunteers Organization looks to double volunteer base as demand increases The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society is looking to double its volunteer base as the organization expands to more cities in the Lower Mainland. In addition to most municipalities in the region, the society recently added coverage in Burnaby, […]