Dynacare Donates $25,000 to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Donation to support comprehensive caregiving program
Dynacare, an organization committed to being Canada’s health and wellness solutions leader, presented $25,000 to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as part of the Dynacare Lead Charity program at its Brampton, Ont. office on Thursday, September 5th
Founded in 1982, the Brain Tumour Foundation is Canada’s only national brain tumour organization. They bring hope to thousands of Canadians each year by providing services and support groups to help improve quality of life, advocating on behalf of those affected, and funding research to ultimately find the cure for this deadly disease.
More and more family members are assuming the role of primary caregiver for those affected by a brain tumour, and this brings with it a number of unique and difficult challenges. The donation from Dynacare will support the development and implementation of a comprehensive caregiver program to connect these individuals with important resources, peer and professional support groups, self-care tips and an entire community of support.
“We are so grateful to the Dynacare employees for this generous support. The health and wellness of caregivers is critical and together we are bringing hope to them, their loved ones, and our community,” said Susan Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Brain tumours affect an estimated 55,000 Canadians and are the leading cause of cancer-related death in Canadians under the age of 20. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada works to help individuals affected by a brain tumour by funding research, providing support groups and services for patients and their caregivers, and educating the public about this complex condition.
Each September, Dynacare employees choose a Canadian charity to support through its Lead Charity program, which aims to positively impact lives by promoting health and wellness and building stronger communities. Since its inception in 2012, the Dynacare Lead Charity program, one of the organization’s giving programs, has donated more than $210,000 to Canadian charities including the Breakfast Club of Canada, Pancreatic Cancer Canada, the Lung Association, Lymphoma Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association and most recently, Autism Speaks Canada.
More information about Dynacare’s Lead Charity and Community Outreach program can be found online at https://www.dynacare.ca/patients-and-individuals/in-your-community.aspx
Dynacare, a LabCorp company, is committed to being Canada’s health and wellness solutions leader. Quality care is at the heart of everything we do. We are continually developing innovative programs and services to positively impact the lives of Canadians and help healthcare providers deliver the best care possible. This includes our specialized testing, convenient home care services, and Dynacare Plus, an easy-to-use online portal where individuals can understand their lab test results and manage their health.
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