Mike Kennedy: 2010 Volunteer of Distinction

Mike Kennedy: 2010 Volunteer of Distinction

Mike Kennedy epitomizes a talented leadership volunteer with the very best interests of and commitment to success for our organization and the people we serve. Mike took on the role of Halifax Spring Sprint Coordinator in 2009. He attended the 2008 Spring Sprint participating as a runner and when he heard the coordinator was stepping down he decided to take on the challenge of organizing the event himself. That year they raised almost $35,000. Mike and his team set big goals for 2010 and between the Sprint and other local events raised more$86,000 in Halifax!

In 2009, Mike participated in a focus group to determine how Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada could improve support for and within the brain tumour community in the Atlantic Provinces; this work lead to the recruitment of a new member of the Board of Directors from Halifax, whom Mike was instrumental in recruiting.

In his professional life, Mike works in Management Consulting with Deloitte and is a member of the Deloitte Employee Group that solicited the National Platinum Sponsorship for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada resulting in an annual $30,000 gift.

Interestingly, his work with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada lit a fire within him to work more in the health care field, and so Mike will soon be taking a position with Cancer Care Nova Scotia, where he will work with a team to implement a new standard of care that will bring more timely care for newly diagnosed cancer patients specifically around processing and dealing with the mental aspects of cancer.

Thank you Mike for your continued support for brain tumour patients and the Spring Sprint including your willingness to share recommendations for enhancing services in Atlantic Canada, you are an important force on the East Coast and model for the rest of Canada.

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