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Volunteer of Distinction Award Recipients:

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Volunteer of Distinction Awards.

Shreya Gandhi

Shreya GandhiVolunteering and sharing our stories allows us to open our hearts to those around us and nurture a bond built from a mutual understanding of the other person’s adversities. Volunteering has allowed us to cross each other’s paths and now walk as a team towards a similar cause – to cure brain tumours.

Read more about Shreya.


Visale Balarajah

Visale BalarajahTo me, volunteering is the key to bridging the knowledge gaps in society, allowing us to seek and provide support to others through multiple forms. In addition, volunteerism brings together communities across boundaries to share their knowledge and break stigmas and stereotypes.

Read more about Visale.


Yasmina Mashmoushi

Yasmina MashmoushiVolunteering continually reminds me that we are working towards the shared human goal of attaining a more equitable and prosperous global community. Volunteering is a way to do my part to help carve out the end. Volunteering is our collective fight for the changes we believe in–changes that make our community more prosperous for everyone, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or ability.

Read more about Yasmina.


Elizabeth Gyuk

Elizabeth GyukWhether survivors or volunteers, any connection to the brain tumour world gives us a common thread and connection. One that crosses boundaries and gives you the liberty to cut to the chase and make that special connection.

Read more about Elizabeth.



Previous recipients:

Alicia Grace, Jaclyn Cross, Cindy Wilson and Kathy Gélinas


Myriam Boucher-Pinard, Éloïse Carré, Dee Ferlisi, Sandra Lisi and Dayna Magnuson


Danielle Barclay, Arlette Boghonskhan, Michele Bliss and Hazel Neely


Pablo Coffey, Greg Taylor and Christina Hagberg, Kelley Weatherby, and Michèle Tirlemont


Rachel Brown, Claire Snyman, Diane McFarlane and Rick Bradt.


Chris Wynder, Janet Hempler, Karen Metcalfe and Natalie Edwards.


Diana Schurer, Denis Raymond, and one further nominee who has chosen to remain anonymous.


David Kelly, Diane McAuley, and Siobhan Taylor.


Keith Anderson, Janice Laberge, Dr. Arjun Sahgal, and Karen Vickers.


Brian Montag, Claudette Brown, and Heather McKeigan.


Kathy Thornton and Jacqueline Huff, Jenn Quinn, Agnes Chick, Christa Kingsley, and Joline LeBlanc.


Ingrid Exner, Danielle Griffiths, Mike Kennedy, Lori and Stephen Wilson.


Robin Bateman, Claudine LePage, Melissa Martin, and Crystal Tellett.


Theresa Acchione, Dave D’Entremont, Margaret Dodgson, and Marianna Hope.