Dynacare partners with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to provide care for caregivers
Dynacare has selected the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as its 2019-2020 Lead Charity, supporting the organization with a $25,000 donation. The donation will help support the development and implementation of a comprehensive program to assist the primary caregivers of individuals affected by a brain tumour. The initiative will connect these caregivers with important resources, peer and professional support groups, self-care tips and more to encourage understanding, positive mental health and a strong sense of community connection.
Each September, Dynacare employees choose a Canadian charity to support through the organization’s Lead Charity program, which aims to positively impact lives by promoting health and wellness and building stronger communities.
“Supporting healthy lives with commitment and care is at the core of what we do,” says Andrea Price, Director, Corporate Communications, Dynacare. “It gives me great pleasure to see Dynacare support such an important cause and help individuals caring for those affected by a brain tumour receive the support, care and recognition they deserve.”
Brain tumours affect an estimated 55,000 Canadians and are the leading cause of cancer-related death in Canadians under the age of 20. Though successful treatment is possible, brain tumours often have a lasting impact on the physical, emotional and financial well-being of those affected.
And, with more and more family members assuming the role of primary caregiver for individuals with a brain tumour, this disease can take a heavy physical and mental toll not just on patients, but on those caring for them as well.
The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s caregiver program is there to support the individuals who take on this unique and challenging role.
“We are so grateful to the Dynacare employees for this generous support,” says Susan Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. “The health and wellness of caregivers is critical, and together we are bringing hope to them, their loved ones, and our community.”
In addition to the donation, Dynacare employees will support the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada throughout the year through various special events and awareness initiatives. Since its inception in 2012, the Dynacare Lead Charity program has donated more than $210,000 to Canadian charities including Pancreatic Cancer Canada, The Lung Association, the Breakfast Club of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association and, most recently, Autism Speaks Canada.
The Dynacare corporate giving program includes contributions to natural disaster relief efforts, as well as its Lead Charity and Community Outreach
About Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Founded in 1982, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is Canada’s only national brain tumour organization, bringing 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 often-devastating disease. To learn more about Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, visit https://www.braintumour.ca/
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