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Island Kids Cancer Association

Raise money for Island Kids Cancer Association

It started 12 years ago when Susan Kerr’s son, Jacob, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Months of treatment followed with endless trips to Vancouver.

What was different about Susan’s experience was her decision to help families who were on the same difficult road.

She started with advocacy trying to work with banks and politicians to raise awareness about the severe financial challenges families faced. This grew into a fledgling program supported by Vancouver based BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association. This program ended in 2016, but the need to expand support for island children and address the many challenges that local families faced continued to grow.

With a small group of volunteers, Susan started again. On Dec. 6, 2016 the Island Kids Cancer Association became a reality.

Our CARE 4 Kids program is designed to give practical help to kids and families wherever they are in the cancer journey.

Now only months into our program, we are excited to share our progress. But this is just the beginning.

We will continue to expand community support for all of our special kids and make sure families know that they are not alone.

In Feb 2017, Susan learned her son had a second cancer.  This was a devastating blow to everyone as their lives were turned upside down once again... Jacob battled back after an intense 5 hour surgery and a difficult year of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, Jacob has experienced a third cancer, diagnosed in the summer of 2018.

Jacob and his family's experience is a stark reminder about why we are here and it motivates us to work hard to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Thank you for joining us!

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Aug 29 William Goodwin $25.00
Aug 20 Anonymous $50.00
Aug 13 Jon Fisher $25.00
Aug 12 Maree Park All the best James, an amazing event to be part off. xxx $25.00
Aug 10 Keith & Donyne Detlor Heres a top up, from the plumber with the smoothest fullest, most luscious beard and his Wife who loves all that hair. Good luck buddy!! $80.00
Aug 07 Anonymous $10.00
Aug 04 Shaun Browne Good work Jimmy. Go hard. Undisclosed amount
Aug 02 Eoin Costello $25.00
Jul 29 Anonymous $5.00
Jul 28 Anonymous Undisclosed amount