Doctors Face Off for Brain Tumours

Doctors Face Off for Brain Tumours

Every day, 27 Canadians learn they have a brain tumour.

And with that diagnosis, life changes in an instant.

Doctors Andrew Leung and Rob Hammond know this reality all too well - and that's why they've decided to help in a uniquely Canadian way.

For these colleagues, hockey is not only a favourite pastime, but it’s a chance to come together for Docs on Ice – the annual charitable hockey tournament for Ontario medical pros.

In April 2015,  Andrew and Rob are at the helm of the 900-player weekend event, volunteering their time to chair the fundraiser that will benefit Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Teaming up with a group of eager volunteers, Andrew and Rob have worked tirelessly for more than a year to ensure as much money as possible is donated by players and sponsors, to fund the first-ever Canadian brain tumour registry.

The goal of this important project is to count every Canadian with a brain tumour, so accurate data about the disease is finally available. This will advance research efforts and accelerate advocacy to ensure all brain tumour patients have equal access to drugs, treatments and healthcare services.

The brain tumour cause is especially close to Andrew’s heart, as he experienced the loss of a loved one to the disease.

Andrew and Rob are outstanding volunteers, whose caring and compassion for the brain tumour community knows no bounds.

Thank you to Andrew, Rob and all the volunteers who give of their time to Docs on Ice and Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Together we will see an end to brain tumours.

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Story posted: March 2015

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