Kelowna, BC - TheNewswire - March 17, 2023 - Pushor Mitchell donates $25,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation to fund a chemotherapy chair as part of a $6.1 million campaign for a new, state-of-the-art systemic therapy suite at BC Cancer – Kelowna. The long tenured Okanagan firm is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 by continuing their support and commitment to their local communities. “Making a difference in a meaningful way is one of the most important values we live by,” says Joni Metherell, Managing Partner for Pushor Mitchell LLP. “Cancer has impacted our team over the years and our support of the new therapy suite is an opportunity to make a difference for those we know, and others in our community who have been affected”.
“With our aging and growing population, the demand for cancer care is only expected to grow. The new systemic therapy suite will not only help meet this need, but will also ensure Interior patients have access to the latest, most effective therapies,” says Pardeep Khrod, BC Cancer Foundation’s executive director for the Interior. “Thanks to the support of Pushor Mitchell, we can continue to advance vital research and bring live-saving treatments to cancer patients in our community and beyond.”
Systemic therapy is a large group of drug treatments that include chemotherapy, an essential part of cancer care. The new systemic therapy suite will increase treatment capacity by 40% and bring new clinical trials to the Interior.
The BC Cancer Foundation is the largest philanthropic funder of cancer research and care in the province, and recently launched a historic $500 million campaign to transform and enhance care across British Columbia. Nearly 6,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed in the Interior each year and the majority of these patients will require systemic therapy during their journey.
Pushor Mitchell LLP celebrates 50 years of serving clients and the community this year, with 36 lawyers and over 25 areas of practice including business, employment, wills and estates, estate litigation, family law, real estate, and commercial litigation. The firm will continue to support the community in a variety of ways as part of its 50th anniversary year. For more information on Pushor Mitchell LLP visit www.pushormitchell.com.
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