Participate in the Lights of Courage Campaign
Lights of Courage
What is the Lights of Courage Campaign?
Write your wishes for a healthy and long future. Write a poem of remembrance. Write a name and nothing more. Write whatever you want – and fill the lantern with light.
All net proceeds (1$ from each sale) go to the BC Cancer Foundation.
How to Participate
Buy a lantern
Buy a lantern. Write a message on your lantern’s tag – write your wishes for a healthy and long future. Write a poem of remembrance. Write a name and nothing more. Write whatever you want – and fill the lantern with “light”.
From the start of the summer, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival sells colourful Chinese paper lanterns at local Fairway Markets stores. Each lantern comes with a paper tag, on which you can write a message as a tribute to anyone you knew who has been diagnosed with cancer or has battled some other disease.
Hang your lantern
Your lanterns remain hung throughout the Festival, and will be joined by many others over the course of the weekend.
Make a donation
You don’t need to wait until the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival to support this incredible organization, though – make a donation today.
About the BC Cancer Foundation
About the BC Cancer Agency
BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of oncology services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. For more information, visit www.bccancer.ca.
Since 1995, the Lights of Courage Campaign, Paddlers’ Pledge Drive, and festival weekend fundraising efforts has raised upwards of a million dollars in support of Cancer Research and Treatment.
Prior to 2008
Over $126,000 was raised in support of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation since the inception of the Paddlers’ Pledge Drive in 2001 and the Lights of Courage Campaign in 2006. The funds raised went towards the purchase of equipment and machinery for the early detection and treatment of cancer.