Dynacare Selects Lymphoma Canada as 2015 Lead Charity
Brampton, Ontario (September 2, 2015) – Dynacare announced today that it has
selected Lymphoma Canada as its 2015 Lead Charity. Each year Dynacare asks its
employees to choose a lead Canadian charity whose mission and work resonate most across
the company. Typically, it is an organization that promotes health & wellness, has national
reach, and supports a cause that is otherwise underfunded and under-recognized.
Lymphoma Canada will receive a $25,000 donation to be directed toward research to
improve the understanding of lymphoma, increase treatment options, and move toward a
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and the more than 100,000
Canadians living with lymphoma, I am honoured and most appreciative that the employees
of Dynacare have selected Lymphoma Canada as the 2015 Lead Charity," said Robin
Markowitz, CEO of Lymphoma Canada. “This is a significant amount of funding for a small
organization such as ours. We are most thankful. Together, we will support patients and
research into the many causes, best treatment options, and ultimately a cure for those
living with lymphoma.”
Among cancers, lymphoma is the fifth most common in Canada and has the fastest rising
incidence rate among young adults. Each year in Canada close to 10,000 people are
diagnosed with this blood cancer and over 3,000 die from the disease.
“It gives me great pleasure to see our organization support the fight against lymphoma and
make a positive impact on the lives of those suffering from this disease,” said Naseem
Somani, President and CEO, Dynacare. “We are tremendously proud of our Lead Charity
initiative, it is the cornerstone of our robust Corporate Giving program – to us, making a
difference in the places where we live and work is a natural extension of our mission of
supporting healthy lives with commitment and care.”
“By focusing on underfunded and under-recognized causes and charitable organizations that
do great work, we are able to make the greatest possible difference in people’s lives for
every dollar that we invest in the community,” said Scott Hickey, Vice President, Corporate
Communications and Public Affairs, Dynacare. “We are therefore very proud to support
Lymphoma Canada and look forward to collaborating closely with them over the coming
About Lymphoma Canada
Lymphoma Canada connects and empowers patients and the lymphoma community through
education, support, and research. Together we are promoting early detection, finding new
and better treatments, helping patients access those treatments, learning lymphoma’s
many causes, and finding a cure.
For more information about this registered charity, please visit lymphoma.ca, call 1-866-
659-5556 or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more!
Supporting healthy lives with commitment and care. By living this mission, Dynacare will
achieve its vision of becoming Canada’s health and wellness solutions leader.
Dynacare (formerly Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories) is one of Canada’s largest
providers of health and wellness solutions, with a history that spans more than 50 years.
Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, the company has operations in Quebec, Ontario,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Every year, Dynacare takes care of
more than 10 million Canadians through the accurate and timely delivery of laboratory test
results and other health-related services to patients, physicians, healthcare facilities and
companies in a wide range of industries.
For more information, please contact Joanna Rizi, Corporate Communications Manager,
Dynacare, 800.668.2714 x 5268.