Asian Giving

The Asian community in BC supports a number of initiatives benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society. The Asian Giving Campaign began in 1995 with the intent to focus on the fast growing Chinese-Canadian population in BC. Moving forward, we look to work with all Asian communities in BC. If you would like more information or would like to participate in Asian Giving initiatives, please contact us:


Cancer-Asian Hotline: 604-708-8818

Toll-free Cancer-Asian Hotline: 1-877-708-8818


Email: asian@bc.cancer.ca

Website: www.cancer-asian.com




2016 Events

Daffodil Month – Month of April

Fresh-Cut Daffodil and Daffodil Pin Sales


April is Daffodil Month and daffodil pins will be available at locations all over the Canada during the month of April. Volunteers will be out in the community spreading the word and Canadians everywhere will take a moment to reflect on the thousands who live with cancer and remember those who have died. During April, we are encouraging Canadians to do something special for someone with cancer or to make a donation to fight this disease.


Volunteers will be at Aberdeen Centre, Chinatown Plaza, Parker Place, and Crystal Mall selling fresh-cut daffodils and daffodil pins on March 19th and 20th, as well as Yaohan Center on March 26th and 27th. We will also be in several Asian restaurants on April 23rd and 24th raising cancer awareness and selling daffodil pins.


Would you like us to be at your restaurant? Or would like to have a Daffodil Pin Box at your organization for the month of April? Please contact us at asian@bc.cancer.ca or 604-708-8818 / toll-free 1-877-708-8818


Special thanks to the Buddha’s Light International Association and volunteers who make our Daffodil Month a success every year.


Annual Telethon – April 9, 2016

Our annual Telethon is produced in partnership with Fairchild Television, Fairchild Radio AM 1470, and Fairchild Radio FM 96.1. This event features real-life stories from cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Researchers and doctors will share cancer insights and ways to prevent cancer. 


Please call the cancer-asian hotline at 604-708-8818 / toll free 1-877-708-8818 or visit www.cancer-asian.com to make a donation and receive a cell phone wallet for donations more than $200.


Healthy Gourmet – May 13, 2016

Held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Continental Seafood Restaurant, the Canadian Cancer Society Healthy Gourmet is an inaugural fundraising event in the Chinese-Canadian community. This health-focused dining experience attracts 400 most affluent business and community leader and shares information on healthy living and the Society’s support services. Tickets are $68 and VIP tickets are $88 with partial tax receipts available. For more information, contact us at 604-708-8818 or asian@bc.cancer.ca.


Dining Asian – Month of August

Join us for the 4th Annual Dining Asian event as a restauranteur or a foodie. Become a participating restaurant in this fundraising event that will take place during the month of August or go and have a meal at one of our participating restaurants. For more information, please visit diningasian.ca or email asian@bc.cancer.ca.  


Gift of Hope Gala - September 24, 2016 

One of the signature galas in the Chinese-Canadian community, on September 24 at Fairmont Waterfront, the Gift of Hope Gala & Fashion Show features a glamourous fashion show and concert, attracting over 300 VIP guests and leaders for an unforgettable evening. For more information, contact us at 604-708-8818 or asian@bc.cancer.ca.


Charity Cookie Sale – Month of October and November  

Tasty treats make great holiday gifts! It is the Canadian Cancer Society’s pleasure to work with Janice Cake Shop for our Charity Cookie Sale and raise funds for cancer research and services. To place your order, please email asian@bc.cancer.ca or call 604-708-8818 before December 1.


To volunteer at any of the events above, please email asian@bc.cancer.ca and express your interest!

Committee Members

Yik Fung Au-Yeung

Davis Chan

Glynnis Chan

Ian Cheung

Angela Chow

Felicia Fu

Jose Ip

Leo Kiu

Yee Tak Lai

Yvonne Leung

Phyllis Li

James Ng

Peter Pham

Tommy Sung

Clarence To

Carmen Wong

Nelson Wong

Joann Wong Bittle

Lucy Yeou


Honorary Patron:

Johnny Fong


Community Partners:

National Tile (2005) Ltd.

Yik Fung & Kam Duen Au-Yeung