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It was volunteers who first sat around the kitchen table in 1982 who began the effort to reach every Canadian affected by a brain tumour with support and information - and to work towards a cure.
Thanks to them, for 30 years, brain tumour patients and families in Canada have been able to find support and information. These efforts have continued thanks to the dedication and determination of volunteers from all across the country.
From April 10-17, 2016, Canadian volunteers step into the spotlight as communities across the country celebrate National Volunteer Week. During this week of celebration, we are thrilled to be able to thank each volunteer for being a part of creating tremendous impact. Your time, dedication and passion are why patients, survivors and families facing a brain tumour diagnosis across Canada know they are not alone.
Volunteers are the root of all communities, and the same is true for the brain tumour community! That is why we are celebrating National Volunteer Week.
"Everything from manning registration tables, acquiring sponsorship and developing new ideas – it’s all so important and every little bit counts. Volunteering has given me the ability to make a difference." - Janice L.
“We just really want to offer an interesting way for people to be involved in the cause so that we can raise more money. Before we got involved, I didn’t realize how widespread brain tumours are. The need for research and programs is so great. That’s why we keep doing it.” – Michael L., Bearduary
“It’s rewarding to go home and know I’ve been productive for the day," – Robin B.
"Being involved in an event such as Spring Sprint, seeing the personalities, human spirit, and the energy of everyone is very inspiring."- Yaron B.
It is with warmest appreciation, that we thank you for your commitment, your enthusiasm and your voice as we work together to lift the burden of a brain tumour.
Human Relations Manager
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 231
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