Danielle Giffiths: 2010 Volunteer of Distinction

Danielle Giffiths: 2010 Volunteer of Distinction

Danielle began giving her time to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada in 2007 following her husband Jay’s diagnosis with a brain tumour. Danielle explains, “I knew I couldn’t change this situation but I also knew I could do something to help improve things for the brain tumour community.” Before long she was researching and writing fundraising proposals as well as making calls to potential donors. “It was not easy,” she says “but I quickly realized it was a very important job.” This effort resulted in a $15,000 gift for a special piece of equipment for the Brain Tumour Tissue Bank. Sadly, Jay passed away in winter 2009.

Following Jay’s passing, Danielle continued giving her time and expanded it into other area, including handling registration at the London Information Day Conference, as well as other tasks during the day. She also staffs awareness displays, distributing information and answering questions from the public.

Most recently, Danielle has joined the BrainWAVE committee, helping to plan events for young brain tumour patients and their families involved in the BrainWAVE Family Support Program. Recently, with her sister-in-law Jen, Danielle took on the role of Project Leader to plan a BrainWAVE event at East Park Golf Gardens, which included a therapeutic golf session with a physiotherapist.

Thank you Danielle for everything you have done and continue to do for all those on the journey with a brain tumour.

Story posted: January 2011

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