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2012 1TheStapletonfamilyclockwisefromtopleftGillianMattSaraandAliceThankyou AtjustthreeyearsoageSarawasdiagnosedwithanaggressivebraintumourapineoblastoma.ThedayaterherdiagnosisSarasamilyreceivedacopyothePediatricBrainTumourHandbookandsincethenhastakenpartinBrainTumourInormationDaysSpringSprintandBrainWAVEevents.NowfveyearssincetheStapletonsfrstheardthatstartlingdiagnosisSaraisanactiveeight-year-oldwholovesartandrecessandtheentireamilyisgrateulorthesupporttheyreceivedromBrainTumourFoundationoCanada.AsmomGilliansaysItsbeengoodtoknowwerenotalone.Yousupportspecializedprogramstohelpamiliescopewithabraintumour.2012WatchSarasstoryonline. DearFriendsLastyearwasaveryspecialyearorBrainTumourFoundationoCanada.In2012becauseoyoutheorganizationcelebratedits30thyearthreedecadesoprogressastogetherweworktowardsfndingacureorbraintumourswhileimprovingthequalityolieorthoseaected.AstheonlyorganizationinCanadathatprovidesdedicatedservicestothebraintumourcommunitywetakeourresponsibilitytomeetthisneedseriously.Bytrustinginusandgivingoyourtimeandgenerosityresourcesneededortodayandtomorrowarecomingintoplace.InadditionitsvitalthatthereachoBrainTumourFoundationoCanadaiscontinuouslyextended.Thisensureseveryonehasaccesstoimportantsupportandinormationhelpingpeopletofndhopeintheaceothisterriyingdisease.AsalwaysthewordsothoseweservebestillustratetheimpactoyoursupportSusanMarshallExecutiveDirectorJosephMegyesiChairBoardoDirectorsAsthenewCEOoBrainTumourFoundationoCanadaitiswithgreatenthusiasmthatIlooktowardtheutureandworkingwitheveryonewhocontributestomakingthejourneywithabraintumouroneohope.IwanttogivethankstooutgoingExecutiveDirectorSusanMarshallorhertirelessdedicationtothecommunityandcause.Underherleadershipthenationalnetworkoprogramsandserviceshasgrownexponentiallyandtheincreasedcapacityorbraintumourresearchhasacceleratedtheworkintothecausesoandcureorthedisease.Thankyouaswelltotheincredibledonorsvolunteersandsupporterswhoseeortsmakeallothisworkpossible.Togetherwewillovercomethisdisease.Wehaveounditchallengingtoaccessbraintumourinormationandsupportasweliveinaremoteareaanddonthaveaccesstothesupportthatonecanfndinbiggercities.WehavebeenusingtechnologyandresourcesviaBrainTumour.caandtheInormationDaywebinarshavebeenveryhelpul.Ithelpstotalkandhearaboutotherpeoplegoingthroughthesamethingsasusandrealizingthatwearenotalone.NatashaFoy3CarlCadoganCEOItiswiththedeepestgratitudethatwerefecton2012anditssuccesses.Thankyouoreverythingyoudotolittheburdenoabraintumour. 6675214430HowYourDonationsHelptheBrainTumourCommunityDuringthepastyeardonorscontinuedtobegenerousandsupportthebraintumourcommunitythroughallareasoBrainTumourFoundationoCanadasundraisingendeavours.Ourgrossrevenuein2012was2.83million.AtBrainTumourFoundationofCanada75centsofeverydollarspentgoestowardthebraintumourcommunitythroughresearchsupportinformationandeducation.2012FinancialHighlightsTotalRevenueAllocationofProgramExpendituresFundraisingEvents66Donations30InvestmentIncomeandotherrevenue4TotalRevenue2839327Research30InormationServices22SupportServices34EducationServices14TotalProgramExpenditures2226046434302214OverallOrganizationalExpensesPrograms75Fundraising21Administration4TotalExpenses2964951Fundraising21andAdministrative4expensesarewell-managedaccountingor25ototalexpenditures.Lastyeartheorganizationcontinuedtomeetitsgoaloinvesting30ooverallprogramexpendituresinresearch.Agreaterinvestmentwasalsomadein2012intoprovidingimpactulsupportserviceswhichresultedin34ooverallprogramexpenditurestowardsthisareaotheorganization.BrainTumourFoundationoCanadaollowstheImagineCanadaEthicalFundraisingandFinancialAccountabilityCode.Iyouareinterestedinadetailedfnancialreportpleasevisitwww.BrainTumour.caorcontactCarlCadoganCEOat1.800.265.5106ext.222orccadoganbraintumour.ca.ThevarianceinExpensesoverRevenueleadingtoanetlosswasduetoResearchGrantscommittedandexpensedin2012.Theundsorthesegrantsarepayablein2013. TheseprojectsincludeAbraintumourregistrythatby2017willbeCanadasfrstandonlycompletesourceobraintumourdata.ResearchStudentshipsthatacceleratebraintumourresearchandencourageyoungscientiststopursuecareersintheneurosciencefeld.EducationAwardsorpediatricbraintumoursurvivorspursuingpost-secondarystudiesensuringabrighterutureoryoungadultswhohaveenduredthechallengesoabraintumour.GillesCayouetteisaglioblastomamultiformebraintumoursurvivorandhaschosentosupporttheResearchStudentships.IdiscoveredBrainTumourFoundationoCanadain2006andhavebeeninvolvedeversince.WhenIlearnedthattheorganizationwasplanningdierentwaystodrawstudentsandresearcherstothefeldoneuroscienceIwashappytoundthispromisingendeavourdirectlythroughastudentship.ImentionedtheprojecttoouroldestsonwhoimmediatelysaidDadhowaboutjoiningorcestoundastudentshipMyacebeamedmydelightImagineaatherandeight-yearGBMsurvivorandsonteam.Oneotheseresearchstudentscouldfndacureandwemustdoanythingwecantomakeithappen.BillandCarolDeysarelong-timesupportersofthebraintumourcommunityandhavechosentosupporttheEducationAwards.WebecameinvolvedwithBrainTumourFoundationCanada16yearsagowhenacloseriendsdaughterwasdiagnosedwithabraintumour.ThroughouttheyearswevebeeninvolvedinvariousundraisingactivitiesandenjoyedeachoneLastyearwhenwewerepresentedwithaewdierentscenariosowaystohelpamiliesandbraintumourpatientstheEducationAwardsstruckusasauniqueopportunity.Itreallytuggedatourheartstringstohearabouttheincrediblechallengespediatricbraintumoursurvivorscanaceandhowthiscouldimpacttheirutures.Knowingwecouldhelpothersaccomplishgoalsweeelallyoungadultsshouldhavewasimportanttous.Inoureyestherealheroesaretheindividualsandamiliesaectedbybraintumoursandtheydeserveoursupport.5In2012aspecialprojectscampaignwaslaunchedbytheboardodirectorsandleadershipvolunteers. BevandArbelleareneurosciencenursesatoneothecountrysleadinghealthcareacilities.TheirprojectonspeakingtoadolescentsabouttheirbraintumourdiagnosiswonaBrainTumourFoundationoCanadaCanadianAssociationoNeuroscienceNursingawardorexcellenceintheirfeld.Nowtheirresearchndingshaveinfuencedhowneurosciencenursesattheirhospitalworkwithpatientsonadailybasis.BevandArbellesresearchincreasedawarenessontheimportanceoidentiyingandaddressinganypotentialethicalconfictthatmayariseatpatientadmission.Thishelpspatientsbecausethenursesarenowmoreeectiveadvocatesbetteranticipateneedsandaccessappropriateresourcesonpatientsbehal.ResearchFundingleadingCanadianbraintumourresearchandworkingcollaborativelyacrossNorthAmericaandtheglobeisapriorityorBrainTumourFoundationoCanada.Whenyougiveyousupportresearcherslookingintothecausesoandcureorthediseaseaswellasqualityoliechallengesorthoseaectedbyabraintumour.In2012overhalamilliondollarswasawardedinresearchunding.Thisincludeseightgrantsundingorthebraintumourregistrya100000researchellowshipandcriticalundsortheLondonOntario-basedBrainTumourTissueBankthatprovidestissuesamplestoresearchersallaroundtheworld.MedulloblastomabraintumoursaretheleadingcauseopediatriccancerdeathsinCanada.Thosechildrenwhodomanagetosurviveusuallyhaveaseverelyimpairedqualityolieduetotheaggressivetreatmentorthedisease.Strategiesareneededtoimprovethequalityolieoramiliesochildrenwithbraintumourstoincreasesurvivalratesandtominimizetheimpactonhealthcaresystems.Wetrytoimprovetreatmentsuccessbyperormingmolecularanalysistodefneprognosticandbiologicalsubgroups.LargesizesohighqualitytumoursamplesareneededtoevaluatemolecularmechanismsthatleadtotumourormationandthisiswheretheBrainTumourTissueBankftsin.Wehaveobtained16tumoursamplesromthebankwhichwereanimportantcontributiontoourbraintumourresearch.Dr.MichaelTaylorTorontoON6Yougivetochangebraintumourpatientcare. CommunityEventsCommunityeventsplayanimportantroleinthesupportavailableforthebraintumourcommunityacrossCanada.Eachyeartheseeventsareorganizedbyindividualsandgroupswhoseeffortspaytributetothoseaffectedbyabraintumourandraisefundsforpatientprogramsandservicesplusbraintumourresearch.In2012120communityeventsraisedover368000.NewfortheyearwastheMakingCentsofBrainTumoursawarenessandfundraisingcampaignthathad180displayssetupcoast-to-coastthroughoutOctoberaspartofBrainTumourAwarenessMonth.Iknewthatstartingaundraiseromyownwouldbeahugechallengeespeciallyaterjustbeingdiagnosedwithabraintumour.AsapersonbattlingthediseaseIwantedtoraiseasmuchmoneyaspossibleorresearchinhopesthatonedayacurewillbeound.IdecidedtostarttheBirdiesorBrainTumoursGolTournament.Ourtournamentmanagedtoraisealmost30000initsfrstyear.IwasoverwhelmedwiththesuccessinwhatnotonlyIhadachievedbutwhatanentirecommunityoamilyandriendscanachievewhenpeoplecometogetheroragreatcause.Wearecontinuingoureortsin2013withthe2ndAnnualBirdiesorBrainTumoursGolTournament.MyhopeisthatanyonewhohasbeenaectedbyabraintumourwouldconsidercreatingacommunityeventasIbelievethatonedayacurewillbeoundiweallcontinuetostrivetowardsit.ConnorThomsonWinnipegMBSpringSprintTheCanada-wideSpringSprintisthecountryslargestfundraiserdedicatedtothebraintumourcommunity.With20eventstakingplaceannuallybetweenAprilandJunealongwiththeVirtualRunSpringSprintsupportersfundimportantbraintumourresearchandtheuniqueprogramsthathelppatientsandtheirlovedonesbetterunderstandthejourneywiththedisease.In2012SpringSprintraised1.49millionthroughindividualandteamdonationsandcorporatepartners.WhenmyhusbandCharliepassedawaybecauseoabraintumourin2011ouramilywasdevastated.ThereweregooddaysandbaddaysaswelearnedhowtocopewithCharliesdeath.Planningourowneventaspartothe2012VirtualRunwassurprisinglyhelpulinthehealingprocessmorethanIcouldhaveeverrealizedatthetime.Charliewantedtoseemoredoneinourcommunityorthosewithbraintumoursandthiswaywecoulddosomethinginhisname.WendyDickiesonNorthRusticoPEI72012WinnipegSpringSprint 8ForsmallbusinessownerandpilotTomhisbraintumourjourneybeganwithperiodicseizuresthatcausedblackoutsresultinginafrighteningcaraccident.ThoughtheexperiencewasterrifyingtheaccidentledTomandhislovedonestotheanswerstheyweredesperatelylookingforTomwasdiagnosedwithanon-malignantmeningioma.Surgeryremovedthekiwi-sizedbraintumourandwithnolastingeffectsfromthediseaseTomsaysheisoneoftheluckyones.WhathelpedtheHartaisstaypositivethroughoutTomsdiagnosisandsurgeryweretheBrainTumourHandbookstheretowalkthemthroughstep-by-stepwhatcanhappenfromdiagnosistotreatmentandrecovery.TodayTomandhisfamilymakeitaprioritytogivebacksupportingtheSpringSprintwiththeirSouthHuronHeadingforHopeteam.FriendsandfamilyrallytotakepartandforTomitsbeensurprisingtolearnjusthowmanypeopleeventhoseclosetohimhavebeenaffectedbyabraintumour.TomeSpringSprintisnotonlyaboutfundraisingwhichissoimportantbutitsalsoaboutgettingtogetherandhelpingpeopleknowtheyrenotalone.Yougivetotransformthefutureforbraintumourpatientsandsurvivors.WatchTomsstoryonline. PublicAwarenessThemissiontoreacheveryCanadianaectedbyabraintumourdrivesourworkasacommunityandpublicawarenessplaysasignifcantroleinaccomplishingthisgoal.Forthefrsttimeeverinearly2012threeproessionaltelevisioncommercialswereproducedorBrainTumourFoundationoCanada.Thesepublicserviceannouncementsarehelpingtheorganizationreachmoreindividualscoast-to-coast.Thisincreasedpublicawarenesswasthewisho46-year-oldbraintumouractivistRobBlairwholosthis13-yearbattlewithabraintumourinAugust2011.NeartheendohislieheexpressedtohisbrotherflmmakerDavidRayadesirethathecarryonhisawareness-raisingeorts.RobsrequestwasthatDaviduseshistalentandexpertisetocreatecommercialsortheorganizationthatsupportedRobwhilehebravedthisdevastatingdisease.BrainTumourFoundationoCanadaisextremelygrateulorthesupportoRobDavidandtheflmmakingcommunitythatproducedtheseremarkablepieces.AdvocacyIn2012theorganizationsadvocacyeortsocusedontwokeyissuesDataCollectionandEqualAccesstoTreatments.VolunteeradvocatestookpartindiscussionswithgovernmentofcialsandpartnersinthecancercommunityarounddatacollectionandtheimportanceoTheOntarioCancerRegistryOCRcountingeverybraintumourregardlessostageorgrade.InadditionBrainTumourFoundationoCanadaisnowregisteredwiththepan-CanadianOncologyDrugReviewpCODRcommittee.ByregisteringwithpCODRtheorganizationcanactasapatientvoicetothereviewgroupwhennewdrugsareputorwardorapproval.9FilmmakerDavidRayandhisbrotherbraintumouractivistRobBlair.TheproductioncrewonsetorthePSAflmingWatchthePSAs. EducationInormationDayConerencesandWebinarsoertheopportunitytolearnromleadinghealthcareproessionalsinneuroscienceandrelatedfelds.Attheconerencesattendeesarealsoencouragedtoconnectwithoneanotherempowerthemselveswithknowledgeandultimatelyfndhope.In20121650individualstookpartinEducationevents.Morethan590peopleattendedInormationDayConerencesinsevenlocationsacrossCanadaMonctonOttawaHamiltonLondonCalgaryEdmontonandVancouver.Inadditiontheweb-basedcomponenttoInormationDaysgrewasanewwebinarserieslaunched.Morethan1050onlineuserstookpartintwoonlinesessionsandviewedInormationDayeventandwebinarvideos.MychallengeistolearnwhatnewtreatmentsandtechnologiesareavailableorbraintumoursinCanada.AttendingInormationDaysalsogivesmetheopportunitytomeetandtalkwithbraintumourpatientssurvivorsandtheiramiliesandtoknowthatwearenotaloneinthisbattle.TheLondoneventisoneothebestsourcesorinormationonresearchanditsdeliveredinanunderstandablelanguage.Idontthinkthereisanyotherwayormetofndsuchdetailedinormationdirectlyromthemedicalproessionalswhoareontheleadingedge.ComingawayromtheseeventsIfndhopebylearningaboutsubjectssuchasDNAsequencingandbraintumoursurgerysimulators.Italsogivesmehopetoseesomanydedicatedhealthcareproessionalsworkingtohelpcureandtreatbraintumourpatients.RosemaryHayesLondonON102012LondonInormationDay2012CalgaryInormationDay Rileywassixyearsoldwhenhewasdiagnosedwithafast-growingmedulloblastomatheleadingcauseofpediatriccancerdeathsinCanada.Itwasashockingdiagnosisforhisentirefamily.SeveralsurgerieschemotherapyandradiationtreatedthebraintumourbutleftRileyunabletofeedhimselforwalkortalk.Rileywasfedfortwoyearsthroughatubeandrelearnedhowtowalkandtalk.DespiteallthechallengesthatcamewithRileysdiagnosisandrecoveryhisfamilyneverlosthope.ItsthroughthePediatricBrainTumourHandbookandbymeetingotherfamiliesatBrainWAVEeventsandBrainTumourInformationDaysthattheyareabletounderstandtheimpactofthediseaseonRileyandhisfuture.TodayRileyis18yearsoldandrecentlycelebratedamilestoneforanyteenagergraduatingfromhighschool.11Yougivetohelplifttheemotionalburdenofabraintumour.WatchRileysstoryonline. SupportManagingthejourneywithabraintumourcanbeemotionallychallenging.Whetherthroughthecross-CanadaadultsupportgroupsBrainWAVEthepediatricsupportprogramorbyphoningthetoll-reeinormationandsupportlineconnectingwithotherswhohavesimilarexperiencesorwithaproessionalwhocanprovideone-on-onesupporthelpsthousandsoCanadiansaectedbyabraintumourfndcomorteachyear.HavingbeenrecentlydiagnosedwithabraintumourIwasfeelingunsureofwhattodonextandhowtoadvocateformyself.IcalledBrainTumourFoundationofCanadaandthesupportIreceivedwasreallyusefulandreassuring.IwasalsotoldabouttheOttawasupportgroupandhavenowbecomearegularmemberandthegroupsconvenorItsbeenextremelyhelpfultoconnectwithotherpatientsandfamilies.Learningabouthowtheynavigatedthehealthcaresystempreparedmeformyownjourneyandhashelpedmeunderstandhowtobettercommunicatewithmymedicalteamaboutmyneeds.LianneBrodeurneeOKaneGatineauQCIn2012hundredsofindividualsfoundcomfortthroughSupportServices.One-hundredandthreefamiliesconnectedthroughBrainWAVEa72increaseinparticipationfrom2011.JacquelineHuffandhertwinsQuinlanandConnerChilliwackBCFiveyearsagoQuinlanwasstillrecoveringfromhisinitialbraintumourprocedureswhenwegotinvolvedwithBrainTumourFoundationofCanadatolaunchtheLowerMainlandBCBrainWAVEgroup.Ourfamilywaslookingforawaytomeetandconnectwithothersfacingthejourneywithabraintumour.JacquelineIreallywantedthechancetotalktoothersiblingsofbraintumourpatientsandsurvivorsandshareourexperiences.Wecouldbewithpeoplewedmetduringhospitalvisitsbutinahappierenvironment.Wecouldhavequalitytimewithourfriendsinplacesfocusedonhavingfunratherthanbeingsick.Conner16BrainWAVEhasgivenmethechancetofeellikearegularkidtohavefunandbuildfriendshipsthathavelastedforyears.Quinlan1612waveBRAINBrainWAVEsummer2012 13InormationInformationthroughtheBrainTumourHandbookschildrensstorybookandinformationkitsempowerpatientsandtheirlovedonestolearnmoreaboutthebraintumourjourneyandtobethestrongestadvocatesfortheirbestcare.Programmingdedicatedtohealthcareprofessionalsprovideslearningopportunitiesandworkshopsacrossthecountry.Asaresultrelationshipsarebuiltwiththehealthcarecommunityandspecializedinformationincreasinglyreachesthoseaffected.Andhealthcareteamsarebetterpreparedtocareforandsupportthosediagnosedwithabraintumour.In2012over500participantsfromthemedicalcommunityjoinedworkshopsandin-servicepresentationsa47increasecomparedto2011.AsanoncologynurseandpatientnavigatorIhaveorderedtheAdultandPediatricBrainTumourHandbooksandotherresourcesormypatients.Thematerialshaveprovidedmewithaneasyandconciseresourceoinormationtohelpsupportpatientsandtheiramiliesthroughthebraintumourjourney.IwasverypleasedtohearaboutthemedicalteamandtheresearchthatguidesBrainTumourFoundationoCanadasmaterials.Icaneelconfdentthattheinormationincludediscurrentandbestpractice.AsahealthcareproessionalInoweelmoreconfdentinprovidingguidanceandbraintumourinormationtopatientsandtheiramilies.Icanalsodirectthehealthcareproessionalsatourbusycancercentretoappropriateinormationaboutbraintumours.DebbieMcNairnayBrandonMBVolunteersMorethan700volunteershelpedrunprogramsandservicesforthebraintumourcommunityacrossCanadain2012.VolunteersgiveoftheirtimeandexpertisethroughSpringSprintasconvenorsorfacilitatorsforsupportgroupsasBrainWAVEeventorganizersandmore.Formanyitsapersonalconnectiontothecausethatdrivestheircommitment.Withoutthissupportdedicatedbraintumourservicesandprogramswouldnotbeavailable.AsarecentbraintumoursurvivorvolunteeringwithSpringSprintandBrainTumourFoundationoCanadahasgivenmeasenseoplaceandcommunityandallowedmethechancetogivebacktoindividualsandamilieswhoareacingtoughchallengesintheirlives.Icannotimaginenotbeinginvolvedinthisorganization.ChristinaHagbergVancouverBCTwoyearsagomydaughterVickilostherbattlewithabrainstemglioma.Asaamilywetreasuredthetimesthatweescapedherrealityanddidsomethinguntogether.BrainWAVEisdevotedtoprovidingjustsuchtimesorchildrenandtheiramilieswhosenormalisacingdifcultchallengeseverydayduetoabraintumour.VolunteeringwithBrainWAVEhasgivenmetheopportunitytohelporganizeandparticipateinthesespecialevents.Thebestpartiswegettowatchthesekidsjustbekidswhichisthewaylieshouldbe.ElizabethOzardLondonONVolunteersatthe2012MontrealSpringSprint 14JaneArnottKenArnottJosephBarnesSueBarnesPeterChislettFaridaChislettLeendertDeGoffauMarionDeGoffauShelleyFitakDouglasFloodRyanFraserCarinaJacobsenPeterJacobsenBarbaraKennedySusanMarshallDonnaMcKeeBridgetPlumbGraceSchenkMichelleThibodeauLoisTollValerieWicksThankYouBrainTumourFoundationofCanadaextendsitsdeepestgratitudetoeverydonorwhomakesprogramsandservicesforthebraintumourcommunitypossible.Eachdonationnomatterthesizehelpschangethefutureofbraintumourresearchandpatientcareandbringshopetoanyoneaffectedbythisdisease.Thankyoutothefollowingindividualsfamiliesandbusinessesformakingaspecialgiftin2012.SpecialandMajorGiftsWegratefullyacknowledgethosedonorswhomadegiftsof5000ormorein2012.ADVenturesAlbertaCharitableFoundationCanadianSocietyforLifeScienceResearchMr.andMrs.O.IacobelliDr.JosephMegyesiJackNicholFamilyFundafundwithinLondonCommunityFoundationMr.andMrs.D.ScraggUltragivingFoundationOursincerethankstothegenerousdonorswhomadeagiftthroughtheirwillstosupportbraintumourpatientsandresearchacrossCanada.EstateofAndreaDaltonBakerEstateofMaryKatherineBruceEstateofLeslieCarterEstateofJohnGeorgeCoppardEstateofDonaldJ.T.A.deJongEstateofLillianJanetHodgertEstateofIlonkaSederSzabolcsiLegacyFundsThesespecialLegacyFundscontinuetoprovideendowedfundingtochosenservicesthankstotheongoingsupportofourlegacydonors.TheDavidBloomLegacyFundTheR.AngusKingLegacyFundTheKellyNortheyLegacyFundTheHannahPattersonLegacyFundHeritageClubHeritageClubmembersensuresupporteducationandresearchfundingforthefuturebyincludingBrainTumourFoundationofCanadaintheirestateplanning.TedandIreneMegyesimiddleandrightfriendsofthelateLeslieCarteracceptingarecognitionplaqueforLesliesgenerouslegacygifttobraintumourpatientsRyanFraserandBridgetPlumbHeritageClubmembers 15KellySocietyNamedforKellyNortheywhoinspiredthefoundingofBrainTumourFoundationofCanadatheseleadershipdonorsgenerouslymadeamulti-yearcommitmenttosupportbraintumourpatients.JaneArnottChantalleButlerMarjoryButtrumScottCourticeMeganWinklerRolandoPamDelMaestroRonDawnFulmerTerryKincaidJeaneKingPatriciaKleinMarianneLeeMaryanneMacDonaldWilliamMargaretMacDougallAlykhanMamdaniSusanMarshallHeatherMastromatteiJosephMegyesiDwightMoulinItisempoweringtogivebackandhelpotherswhohavebeendiagnosedwithabraintumour.OuramilyhasbeenapartotheBrainTumourFoundationoCanadaamilyorthepast17years.Ouroldestdaughterwas11whenshewasdiagnosedwithanon-malignantbraintumourrequiringtwosurgeries.Inspiteohavingpermanentendocrinedefcienciesbecauseothetumourshethrivesinallaspectsoherlie.Atthetimethoughthereweremonthsouncertaintyandagapinavailableinormationthatwaseasilyunderstood.TheBrainTumourHandbookbecameawell-thumbedresourceinourhousehold.WiththreeyoungchildrenwealsooundsupportthroughBrainWAVEactivities.ThediagnosisoabraintumourimpactstheentireamilyinsomanydierentwaysandIhavewatchedthevarietyowaystheorganizationworkstorespondtotheseneeds.Overtheyearswehavecontinuedtosupporttheorganizationindierentways.IwaspartotheBoardoDirectorsorseveralyearsandwevegivenfnanciallyasaamilythroughpersonalcontributionsgoltournamentsdinnersandtheSpringSprint.WhenIheardlastyearthatBrainTumourFoundationoCanadawasembarkingonthreenewprojectsIwantedtohelpbygettinginormationouttoothers.Byoeringdierenttypesoopportunitiestosupportamiliesaectedbythediseasedonorsareenabledtochoosetheonethatbestsuitsthem.Ouramilyhostedadinnerbringingtogetherriendsthathavesupportedusandtheorganizationovertheyears.Itwasatthedinnerthatwelearnedaboutthespecialprojectscampaignandhadtheopportunitytoaskquestions.InasmallwayIhopethatbyspreadinginormationabouttheuniquewayspeoplecanpersonallyandfnanciallysupporttheorganizationwewillhelpotherswhohavehadtheirlieimpactedbyabraintumour.HeatherMastromatteiIldertonON VincentMoiraNashSteveMelodieNortheyJePattSusanRelecomPhyllisRettyBenSeewaldRichardSeewaldCarolVanEveraNormanSonnenbergSeanMichelleTaggartBethTyndallFredWilderPeterSusanYatesMonthlyGivingClubMonthlydonorsmakegitsthatprovideastablegroundworkorprogramsandservicesorbraintumourpatientsaswellascrucialundingorresearch.16MaryannAbeleDaveAllenJamesAndersonMadehBadaouiLewisBalsdonTonyJoanBartonGlennBaumanWendyBethuneLoriBetikNickBetikIonaBolgerDenisBouchardJennierBulataoKeithBurlingTriceCameronMichaelCattaniJudyChisholmAnnClarkDebbieCollinsIreneCranstoneMarieDu-WhicheloDianeDuplessisMarieClaireDuthieJamesBethDynesLawrenceEwanchukFranFergusonPatrickFraserMonikaGoodluckMurielGrantPattiGrayKochDennisGrifthsJeanGrossMarieGwilymBettyHaldaneHarryMarianHallDianeHalliwellBruceInnesSheilaJacksonPeterCarinaJacobsenLeslieJagerDaivaJociusAndrewKaszowskiSarahKeelsBrendaKennedyKarinLarsonAliceLawesCarolLidbetterAngeloLigoriWenliLiuPriscillaLoatesShannonLowFrancesMandell-AradValerieMarchBennettBrianMarriottRonMazzaTheresaMcCombsKathleenMcKayR.GerardMeagherJoanMedveBrianMontagAmitabhMukerjiCarolynNausCathelineNemethTheresaParkinsonEverettPopeSusanPurchaseDianaRayCarolynReedNancyRideoutCarolynRossRuthRussellShirleySchwenglerPatriciaSharpeKellySheardownWendySidwellRalphSimonsErinnSomervilleRitaStonesGladysTannerGrahamThompsonAlbertToewsRaymondTurmaineThomasWardKaraWilsonShereeWilsonMarkWittCorporateSponsorsSpecialthankstothecorporationsthathelpsignifcantlythroughsponsorshipsandspecialprogramunding.DeloittePlatinumSponsorRochePlatinumSponsorMerckCanadaInc.SilverSponsorCriticalControlSolutionsCorp.SilverSponsorEisaiLimitedBronzeSponsorKellySocietycontinuedDeloitteteammembersatthe2012WindsorSpringSprint 17CorporateDonorsInadditiontocorporatesponsorshipsspecialgitso1000ormorewerereceivedromtheollowingcorporationsandoundationsA.M.A.PlasticsLtdATCOLtd.BHPBillitonCenovusEnergyInc.DeysFabricatingEdmontonPublicTeachersEnCanaCorporationJDOHoldingsLtd.NationalSteelCarLimitedNexenInc.NorthWaterlooFarmersMutualInsuranceCo.ParForeMarketingRBCFoundationRMOHoldingsLtd.TAQANorthLtd.VogelLLPCommunityEventsThankyoutoeveryonewhoplannedandhostedaCommunityEventin2012.Yourunwaveringsupportmeanspatientsandsurvivorsacrossthecountrycanfndhopethroughimportantresearchandbyconnectingwithothersonthejourneywithabraintumour.Aspecialthankyouisextendedtotheorganizersandplanningcommitteesotheollowingeventsthateachraised5000ormore.27thSultanMarathonDesSablesANighttoRememberinmemoryofAndrMedeirosBanffJasperRelayBillMannersMemorialGolfTournamentBirdiesforBrainsGolfTournamentConcertforaCureDanCoteMemorialGolfTournamentDirectLineGolfTournamentJeffGrahamMemorialGolfTournamentJourneyofHopeThroughMusicKathyTurekMemorialGolfTournamentPastaNightHamiltonSpringSprintPrecisionHairGalleryCut-A-ThonRacingforDadIronmanTriathlonRideStrongPokerRallySNCLawGolfTournamentTeamStrong-BottleDriveEhlanaJamespresentsherTeamStrong-BottleDriveproceedsatthe2012BrainWAVEholidayparty 18BrainTumourFoundationofCanadaBoardandStaffasatDecember312012ExecutiveCommitteeChairJosephMegyesiVice-ChairSeanTaggartTreasurerSarahKeelsSecretaryJaneArnottDirectorsMarjoryButtrumJeaneKingPatriciaKleinMarianneLeeAlykhanMamdaniJeffPattJohnStevensonFredWilderHonoraryMembersPamelaDelMaestroRolandoDelMaestroPerryFergusonJaneHauserDavidLucySteveNortheyPhyllisRetty2012StaffTeamSusanMarshallExecutiveDirectorJenniferAllenCarolAnthonyRosemaryBosTeresaDanieleJimDuketowDawnFulmerTanyaGianneliaJanicGorayebKatrinaHassJeffHowardJenniferMcIntoshKoyeOyerindeEileenQuiggSusanRelecomTeresaWammesSharonWhitesideMeganWinkler 620ColborneSt.Suite301LondonONN6B3R9T519.642.77551800265.5106F519.642.7192www.braintumour.caOurMissionOurMissionistoreacheverypersoninCanadaaectedbyabraintumourthroughsupporteducationinormationandresearch.OurVisionOurVisionistofndthecauseoandcureorbraintumourswhileimprovingthequalityolieorthoseaected.OurValuesHopeWestrivetoempowerandengagepeopleaectedbyabraintumourthroughoptimismwhileinspiringthecommunitytosharetheirtimetalentexperienceandresources.CaringWeactwithempathycompassionunderstandingandastrongdesiretoempowerandemotionallysupportthoseweserve.IntegrityWearecommittedtohonestyrespectandtransparencyinouractionsandtoalwaysdowhatwepromise.AccountabilityWeulfllourlegalmoralandethicalstandardswithrigorandwereportbacktoourstakeholdersinatimelyandaccuratemanner.CollaborationWeworktowardachievingourmissionthrougheectivepartnershipsalliancesandafliationswithvolunteersstadonorsandothermembersothebraintumourcommunity.