April 27, 2011 14:05 ET

BCIT Journalism Students Team Up with Tiny Light Foundation to Take Free Family Photos of Sick Kids

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2011) - The BCIT Broadcast Journalism program is making a difference in the lives of sick kids, hosting The Picture Project this Saturday.

Six children and their families will be treated to free family photos and a day of fun at Science World, giving them a break from the stresses of daily life.

Seven-year-old Connor, is battling to overcome a brain tumour. It's been tough on him and his family.

His mother Alix says the Tiny Light Foundation has meant the world to the family as they work through Connor's health issues.

"It's been incredible," she says. "We never knew a picture could capture such warmth, it was so unexpected, because we're going through such a crisis with our son. You feel exposed at first, but it becomes such an intimate relationship. It's been so important to our family."

In addition to taking the photos, BCIT Journalism students are also organizing a small gift basket from Fun and Games Toy Store for each child, and lunch at Science World courtesy of White Spot.

When: Media are invited to attend 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30th
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Who: BCIT Journalism and the Tiny Light Foundation

For more information on the Picture Project, be sure to follow @bcitnews and check out the event website at www.bcitthepictureproject.wordpress.com.

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