2020 Volunteer of Distinction – Dee Ferlisi and Sandra Lisi of Brampton, ON
When friends like Sandra Lisi and Dee Ferlisi come together for a great cause, their love and positivity always produce amazing results.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is proud to recognize both Sandra and Dee with the Volunteer of Distinction Award for their leadership, advocacy and fundraising efforts.
Their story is one of continued success, both in the Brampton brain tumour community and in Canada as a whole.
A long time connection
The two have been serving as coordinators for the Brampton Brain Tumour Walk for many years, overseeing operations for one of the most successful walks in Canada year over year. The Brampton Brain Tumour Walk regularly raises more than $70,000 for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, and a large part of that is due to the unique chemistry and combined work ethic of these two women.
But it’s not just fundraising that sets Sandra and Dee apart (though their record is outstanding).
What makes these two women such great ambassadors for the Brain Tumour Walk program is the passion and excitement they share with each and every walk participant. They make people feel like they are part of something special.
They inspire community leaders to get involved in the Brain Tumour Walk, amplifying the message of brain tumour awareness, and work hard to secure sponsorships for the walks, further adding to their success.
Sandra and Dee will be accepting their award virtually this year, as Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s volunteer recognition award ceremony moved online due to the pandemic. The ceremony takes place Friday, November 20.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s Volunteer of Distinction Award is given every year to volunteers who embody the spirit of volunteerism. They are leaders and ambassadors from across Canada who give freely of their time and energy to help reach every Canadian affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information and research.