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


Share This

Featured Story

Kate's Mum's Story

"May 2006 is a month I will never forget. That was the moment that everything became before the cancer, and after the cancer. It was a mark in time that would forever change my family"... Read more about Kate's Mum's story from her diagnosis of glioblastoma in 2006 and how Mum has beaten the odds to still be here today.

Learn more

Spotlight

Roy and the Gamma Knife – A Happy Tale

I had headaches, almost daily, for 10 years or more. It was a rare day if I did not have a headache. I used to joke that I should own...

Learn more

Courtney’s Story of Stability

Stability. It’s a strange concept when you have what it known to be a progressive, life long illness. You hear the words, “Your tumour...

Learn more

Upcoming Events

  • 24/Jul/2018: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
  • 25/Jul/2018: Toronto Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON... Learn more >
  • 29/Jul/2018: 11th Annual Black Diamond Car Show Presented by Thumbs Up: Black Diamond, AB... Learn more >
  • 02/Aug/2018: Ajax Support Group: Meets at St. Paul's United Church, 65 King's Crescent, Ajax, ON... Learn more >
View All Events >
Thank you to the donors whose contributions make this website and all programs, services and research possible.

Copyright © 2018 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Charitable Registration #BN118816339RR0001