Brooke joins the Miracle Weekend

Brooke Malakoff. - Submitted photo
Brooke Malakoff.
— image credit: Submitted photo

A Fernie teenager will be appearing on TV in support of the 26th annual B.C. Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend.

Brooke Malakoff has made countless trips to BC Children’s Hospital since she was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. The 18-year-old Fernie resident has nothing but praise for the hospital and the doctors and nurses who have cared for her, but she’s always happy when she doesn’t have to travel any further than Cranbrook for care.

“They have a little oncology unit in Cranbrook,” she says. “I go there once a month for about three days now. It’s much more spiritually uplifting to be at home, and it’s nice to be closer to my friends and family.

Just being able to sleep in your own bed makes all the difference in the world.”

Brooke and others will be broadcasting live from BC Children's Hospital, on Global BC from Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.

The 26th annual BC Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Weekend is a two-day celebration that showcases the best of BC Children’s Hospital: patients, their families, caregivers and supporters who come from every corner of BC. Since 1988, British Columbians have raised more than $200 million through Miracle Weekend fundraising campaigns for the urgent needs of BC Children’s Hospital.  Thanks in part to those donations, the way we care for children has been transformed.

In 2012, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation raised $17,939,688 for BC Children’s Hospital through the 25th annual Miracle Weekend, hosted by Global BC TV, setting a new record. Miracle Weekend events have raised over $188 million for the hospital since the first Miracle Weekend was held in 1988.

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