Kelly Society Members Visit Renowned Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Lab in Toronto

Kelly Society Members Visit Renowned Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Lab in Toronto

Recently, members of our special Kelly Society and friends took a trip to visit Dr. James Rutka and the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Center in Toronto. Dr. Rutka received a grant to study using nanotechnology to reach beyond the blood-brain barrier and develop better treatments for brain tumour patients.

We toured the very impressive labs at the Labatt Center with Dr. Christian Smith and then met with Dr. Jim Rutka for over an hour asking him many questions and learning a great deal about progress in the exciting research programs at the Center.

Dr. Ab Guha Co-Director of the Research Center with Dr. Rutka, was in his lab during our tour and we were pleased that we could visit with him as well.

Dr. Joe Megyesi, chair of our Board, thanked our Kelly Society members for their care and commitment to bringing hope in a special way to brain tumour patients and their families.

On the bus ride to Toronto, generously provided by Perry Ferguson and Voyageur Transportation, we celebrated Richard Seewald’ s contributions to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada through his beautiful photography. Richard’s tree image hangs in our board room and is the identity for our Legacy and Tribute Giving Programs. Richard also began our tradition of a Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada calendar with his beautiful photography and generous funding for three years.

Photos from the trip:


Joyce Brown and Richard Seewald enjoyed the trip

Joyce Brown Susan Marshall and Moria Nash

Norm Sonnenberg and Marianne Lee on the bus

Dr. Christian Smith led the tour and explained the tissue banking process

Dr. Joe Megyesi our Chair and Dr. Jim Rutka Co-Director of the lab

You can become of a member of our donor society by making a special gift over three years. You will help insure that we can continue to fund research projects like Dr. Rutka’s very promising work to find better treatments for brain tumour patients.

For more information, please contact:

Suzanne Fratschko Elliott
Fundraising Manager
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 227

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