2011 Report to the Community

Thank you for helping to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by a brain tumour. With this annual report to the brain tumour community, you'll find details about the significant milestones achieved this year. You will also find a celebration of the dedicated donors, volunteers as well as the corporate and community partners who pledge their time or dollars to further the work towards a cure. Thank you.


We welcome you to view the 2011 Report to the Brain Tumour Community online. This magazine-style publication is viewable on most devices and we hope you will enjoy it's warm format and ability to explore further with clickable links.

Inside you’ll read moving stories about how you make a difference in the lives of those affected by a brain tumour.

The stories echo our values of Hope, Caring, Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration and Creating a Connected Community. They also show how deep the commitment to overcoming this disease runs. Find more of these stories and additional information about the people featured below (scroll down).

Alternatively you can download a PDF of the 2011 Report to the Brain Tumour Community.

The Audited Financial Statements are presented in a separate document (pdf): Download the detailed financial report from 2011

We hope you will also enjoy this video version of the report, it is a snapshot of the impact your generous gifts are making for those Canadians living with a brain tumour. Thank you.

Thank you for your tireless support and determination. This work is only made possible through your kind generosity.

Together we will change the future of brain tumour research and patient care. Together we will find a cure.

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Leaving a Legacy for Others

It was August of 1985 when Shelley Fitak first began to learn about brain tumours. It was then that her first husband, Bob Thierman, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. At the time, little was known about brain tumours. In addition, there was very little support or information available across Canada ... 

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It's OK to have Different Dreams

In 2003, Lisa heard the words that no parent should ever have to hear, “your four-year old son has a brain tumour.” That’s how she and her husband Rick learned that little Cole had a brain stem glioma. Lisa shares Cole's story and the motivation of the family to support important fundraising that gives hope to brain tumour survivors and their families.

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Generous Gifts

When Rick Bradt was diagnosed with a brain tumour, he, his wife, Connie Bradt, and his father-in-law, Allen Monsma, decided to help make a difference. As the Managing Director of A.M.A. Plastics Ltd., he developed a Cause Marketing relationship with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Since the partnership began, A.M.A. Plastics have given thousands of dollars to support brain tumour research and ...

 

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Featured Story

Doug's Adventure

I am Doug, I have brain cancer; I am told it is terminal, but the “good” kind of terminal. I can assure you that receiving that news was not as good as I think the people telling me thought it would be. But I choose never to define myself with negatives or problems so I will begin again; Hi, my name is Doug, a current defending two-time world rowing champion. That sounds better. Here is just a small summary of my adventure last year.

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Kathy's Volunteer Profile

Kathy shares her story of volunteering for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as part of National Volunteer Week. “I am proud and happy...

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Sara: Team Fight like a Girl

Sara’s brain tumour diagnosis came during Thanksgiving weekend 2014 when doctors discovered a golf-ball-sized tumour on her right...

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