Lori and Stephen Wilson: 2010 Volunteers of Distinction

Lori and Stephen Wilson: 2010 Volunteers of Distinction

Lori and Stephen Wilson have been active volunteers for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada in Calgary for many years. In 2001 Lori was diagnosed with two non-malignant brain tumours and since that time, they have learned more about the disease, and have become determined patient advocates – volunteering their time to support other patients, and help raise overall brain tumour awareness.

As members of the Calgary Support Group, they are the first to volunteer their time and services for fundraising and awareness events, often coordinating their own events and often attending additional events. At the Calgary Information Day Conference, the Calgary Spring Sprint and other local events, they manage Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s merchandise.

This dynamic duo has even taken the initiative to create a vanity license plate (as a fundraiser) with the slogan Imagine a Cure that is now available in Alberta. In 2010, they attended the Banff-Jasper Relay as representatives of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada where they expressed our appreciation to the relay participants for the funds that they raised to help brain tour patients.

In addition to giving their time to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, the experience of a brain tumour motivated Lori to return to school to obtain her bachelor’s degree, and become a registered nurse where she graduated with great distinction. "Once you go through what we went through," Lori explains, "you re-evaluate what is important to you and how you want to live your life. Then you go for it."

Thank you, Lori and Stephen for always being so willing to give so freely of your time to help and support others going through the journey with a brain tumour.


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