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BCSC_Annual_Report_2011

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									                                                               The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a                                                                                                         OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

                                                                    registered, national, not-for-profit,
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                                                            charitable organization dedicated to funding
                                                                    Canadian breast cancer research into                                                                                                           JANET WHITEHEAD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     RAElENE PESESkI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Vice President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           STEPHANIE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SIMPSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JOHN PATRICk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (PADDy) ROACH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ADEllE RICHARDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Board Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DR. kATHy PRATT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Board Member

                                                              the detection, prevention, treatment and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LL.B, Partner, George,          Retired Human Resources               Treasurer                     Past President                   Operations Manager,               Breast Cancer Surgeon,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Murray, Shipley & Bell LLP            Manager, Fibrex              Investment Specialist,            Retired Plant Manager,         Inn of the Good Shepherd               Bluewater Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bank of Montreal                      Imperial Oil

                                                                   ultimately find a cure for the disease
                                                                                  that women fear most.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  MAWUNGANIDzE                           Board Member                   Board Member                     Board Member                       BEAUCHAMP                       Board Member                       Board Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Board Member                    Fund Development, VON Canada        Chartered Accountant        Manager of Advisory Services and        Board Member                   Graduate, Simon Fraser            Senior Accountant, Deloitte
                                                                                                                                                                                                Graduate, Master of Public Health                                                                      Management Consulting,              Partner and Executive       University, Bachelor of Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KPMG                      Management Consultant,        Administration in Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Medius International




2   MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT                                                                                                                                                                                  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

    Anniversaries are a time                                                                       Collaboration is a key component of the Society’s operating philosophy. We have de-                          When I am out talking to people about the Breast Cancer Society of Canada I invariably                just like the friends and family of Pam. We continue to build stronger relationships with

    for reflection.                                                                               veloped valuable relationships with world-class cancer research centres across the country.                   get into a conversation about who we are. I proudly state that our organization was                   new and old Third Party Event partners. These events can range from a small hockey tour-

     Twenty years have passed since the creation of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.          We have specifically pursued translational research opportunities, which take what is                         created twenty years ago when someone in our community lost their daughter to breast                  nament to cruising in the Caribbean or boxing at the Royal York. We work with them all

    During that time, the Society has grown from a single family’s effort to bring meaning out    learned in the lab and creates practical bedside applications. These researchers, together                    cancer. Over the years we have remained true to that legacy, and although we are not                  to assist them in hosting a successful event. The multitude of events is a testament of our

    of grief, to a national organization which has donated millions of dollars to breast cancer   with our funding, have been able to achieve amazing results. The kind of results which                        the largest breast cancer organization, we feel we are making a significant contribution.             grassroots culture and last year alone resulted in 31% of our overall revenue. At the same

    research – research designed to bring relief to those afflicted with this terrible disease.   change lives for the better.                                                                                  Everyone I speak to is amazed to know that with one office, a website, 5 people and a                 time we have expanded and developed our corporate partners; fostering relationships with

     But despite these changes, the Society has never forgotten the woman who inspired its         On this 20th anniversary, we hope you will join us in reflecting on all of the good                          host of eager volunteers, we routinely are able to fund in excess of one million dollars each         prominent brands like Marks, Bayer and Sketchers. The Breast Cancer Society of Canada

    birth, or the grassroots values from which it was conceived. All donors and their contribu-   accomplished to date by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada - good which represents                           year to critical breast cancer research.                                                              profile was raised significantly with the recent partnership with Mushrooms Canada. Our

    tions, regardless of size, are treated with respect and appreciation. Our volunteers may      a triumph over loss. For this is the true legacy of Pamela Greenaway Kohlmeier, and the                         For the past year I feel we have been building on our grassroots origins. We continue to            logo and name was displayed loud and proud in grocery stores across Canada on the fresh

    come from all walks of life, and from many regions across Canada, but they share a com-       family who loved her.                                                                                         focus on seed funding for translational (patient-focussed) breast cancer research. We have            mushroom packaging. Over and over we are told that we make decisions promptly and

    mon bond – the desire to work towards improving the lives of others. Our management is                                                                                                                      expanded our relationships with our existing research partners and are reaching out to                have a minimal amount of red tape making us easy to work with.

    practical and efficient, and designed to maximize the money available for research.                                                                                                                         seek new partners. In some centres a portion of the funding is used to support Studentship              Although we strive to improve on a continuous basis, I believe it is important to keep true
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grants and Post-Doctoral Fellowships. In most cases it is these students and recent gradu-            to your origins. Our grassroots origins and values are what sets us apart from the crowd.
                                                                                                                                                      Janet Whitehead, Board President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ates that are doing the bulk of the lab work while bringing new ideas and solutions to                Pam’s legacy continues to live with the staff and volunteers of the Breast Cancer Society of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the world of breast cancer research. Our grants and our funding model allow these breast              Canada, giving us a meaningful purpose and vision.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                cancer research centres to accomplish much more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Historically we have enjoyed the dedication and passion of many people who have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                touched by breast cancer and who search for a way to give back and make a difference;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Marsha Davidson, Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                     FUNDING RESEARCH THAT MATTERS MOST




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                                                                                                                                                                                                     I first met the Greenaways in 1996, being introduced by Dr. Les Levin, then head of the      programs. In preparing our proposal to the BCSC, we did some evaluations of our


    Celebrating
                               YEARS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     London Regional Cancer Center (LRCC, now London Regional Cancer Program, LRCP).              programs. We learned that funds spent on the training program and seed grants fund-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Their daughter, Pamela, had been treated for breast cancer at the LRCC, and sadly died       ing were highly leveraged by external support. As just one example, a seed-funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of this disease in 1992. Breast cancer can be particularly aggressive in young women,        grant made to TBCRU scientist Dr. Alison Allan, for just under $25,000, enabled her

    The world in 1991 was very different than the one we live in today. It was in that year                 From this beginning, the Society has evolved into one of Canada’s leading breast         as Pamela was. The Greenaways had asked Dr. Levin what could be done to prevent              to obtain crucial preliminary data about the role of ‘cancer stem cells’ in breast cancer

    that Lawrence and Kay Greenaway lost their daughter Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier                     cancer research funding organizations, dedicated to raising money to eradicate the            future young women from dying of breast cancer, and he told them that we needed              malignancy and metastasis. These findings enabled her to successfully compete for a

    to breast cancer, a devastating disease that no one properly understood. But there                 disease. Today, millions of dollars are donated every year to learn more about the            more research, and particularly “translational research”. This is research that is focused   $505,578 grant from the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research, to further test this idea.

    were more questions than answers. To save more lives, doctors said that more research              causes of breast cancer, better methods to prevent and detect it, treatments that are         on getting research findings from the laboratory to the patients as quickly as possible,     This is a remarkable 20X leveraging of the seed-funding.

    needed to be done.                                                                                 more effective and improving the quality of life for survivors.                               and on informing research directions based on needs identified by physicians who treat        In 1992, when Pamela Greenaway Kohlmeier died from her breast cancer, survival

      It was in honour of Pam that her friends and family came together to start the Breast                 For 20 years, the Breast Cancer Society has reaped research success, changing and        breast cancer patients.                                                                      rates for breast cancer in Canada were 30 deaths per 100,000 population (age stan-

    Cancer Society of Canada.                                                                          saving lives. Who knows what the next 20 years will bring? One thing’s for sure: the           In 1997 I designed and ran a small translational grants program for the BCSC, which         dardized) (Source: Canadian Cancer Society statistics). In 2011, this rate has decreased

      That first year they raised $2,000. Less than two years later, they funded breast                memory of Pam will continue to live on in the lives of the thousands of people touched        funded seed-funding awards (2 years, $25,000 per year, 2 awards per year). This pro-         to 21 deaths per 100,000 population. This is a 30% improvement in survival! This

    cancer research initiatives in Sarnia and London, Ontario. And in 1998, the Pamela                 by the generosity of those who, through the Breast Cancer Society, have given to make         gram was successful, and generated much interest at the University of Western Ontario,       remarkable improvement is due to several causes: earlier detection, improved treat-

    Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Unit at the London Health Sciences                 a difference.                                                                                 and more broadly in Ontario, as we expanded the program in 1998. It soon became              ments, less toxic treatments, and treatments more specifically tailored to an individ-

    Centre was created, through a partnership between the London Regional Cancer Pro-                                                                                                                apparent that the demand for such grants far exceeded the BCSC’s ability to fund many        ual’s particular type of breast cancer. Scientists and physicians at the TBCRU and the

    gram and a $1 million donation from the Breast Cancer Society.                                                                                                                                   grants, and my ability to coordinate peer review of all those grants.                        London Regional Cancer Program have contributed to this success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thus, in 1998, through discussion with the Greenaways and Dr. Levin, we proposed             In recent years, I have played a small role in helping the BCSC to expand their support
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to establish a Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit at the LRCC. Later that year,       nationally by linking them with some scientist in other centres who also share the vision
4   CElEBR ATING 20 yEARS OF SUCCESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the BCSC made its first long-term commitment to this Unit, with a 5 year, $1.2 million       for support of translational breast cancer research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     pledge, and a statement of interest in continuing to renew a pledge for support every         It has been a great joy to have ongoing and strong support from the BCSC to help us
    RESEARCH AND RESCUE                                                                                            CONGR ATUl ATIONS                                                                 5 years thereafter. The Unit was officially named the Pamela Greenaway Kohlmeier             achieve our translational research goals in London. This support has been instrumental

    Behind every life-saving breast cancer breakthrough are hundreds of researchers. Since                         Bluewater Health Foundation would like to extend our heartfelt congratula-        Translation Breast Cancer Research Unit (TBCRU), in honour of Pamela.                        in the success of our scientists and physicians. I am grateful to the Greenaways and

    1991, funding from the Breast Cancer Society has helped to make important discoveries                          tions to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada as they celebrate their 20th          Over that first 5-year period, the TBCRU made several significant achievements. Dr.         the Kohlmeiers, for their desire to create something good and lasting to honour their

    happen through the following organizations:                                                                    anniversary. The work that has been achieved by the Society over the past         Eva Turley was hired as a translational research scientist, and her lab was equipped.        daughter/wife. I am grateful for all those who have helped them to continue their

    London Regional Cancer Centre – London, Ontario   University of Calgary – Calgary, Alberta                     20 years has been instrumental in furthering breast cancer research. Their        Research by Dr. Chambers was furthered. We created our traineeship program, which            vision and expand the BCSC to its current national status.
    University Hospital – London, Ontario             Simon Fraser University – Burnaby, British Columbia          commitment to finding a cure is apparent in all that they do.                     has funded graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in multiple departments of the         My best wishes for celebrating and recognizing the 20 years of achievements of the
    Bluewater Health – Sarnia, Ontario                World Conference on Breast Cancer                             Bluewater Health Foundation is fortunate to have been allocated over             University of Western Ontario and the LRCP. We established our translational breast          BCSC.
    University of Western Ontario – London, Ontario   Sunnybrook Hospital – Toronto, Ontario                                                                                                                                                                                                       Yours sincerely,
                                                                                                                   $500,000 from the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. This funding has made          cancer research seminar series, which provides access for our faculty and trainees to
    University of Guelph – Guelph, Ontario            Alberta Cancer Board
                                                                                                                   it possible for the opening of the hospital’s Mammography Unit, in memory of      international leaders in breast cancer research.                                              Ann F. Chambers, Ph.D.
    Grand River Hospital – Kitchener, Ontario         (Tom Baker Cancer Centre) – Calgary, Alberta
    McMaster University – Hamilton, Ontario           QEII Foundation – Halifax, Nova Scotia                       Pam Kohlmeier, and further to purchase digital equipment for the unit. Their       In 2004, the BCSC renewed and expanded their support of the TBCRU with a 5 year,             Canada Research Chair in Oncology
    Toronto General Hospital – Toronto, Ontario       VON                                                          contributions have made a significant and lasting impact, not only within the     $1.5 million commitment. This expansion allowed us to expand our training program,            Distinguished Oncology Scientist, London Regional Cancer Program
    Windsor Cancer Centre – Windsor, Ontario          Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research                 Sarnia-Lambton community but to our country as a whole. We are grateful to        initiate a highly successful small grants seed-funding program, and expand our support        Director, Pamela Greenaway Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit
                                                      – Vancouver, British Columbia
    University Health Network – Toronto, Ontario
                                                      Canadian Breast Cancer Network                               the Breast Cancer Society for touching the lives of so many. It is our hope and   for senior scientists.                                                                        Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Western Ontario
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    – St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador             Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance                     wish that with continued research, the Breast Cancer Society of Canada will        In 2009, the BCSC again renewed and further expanded their support with a 5 year,
    University of Windsor – Windsor, Ontario          Breast Buddies – Lambton-Kent, Ontario                       accomplish their biggest goal yet – finding a cure.                               $2.5 million commitment. This funding is allowing us to further strengthen the TBCRU
    University of Saskatchewan                        University of Alberta – Edmonton, Alberta
    – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan                                                                                      Best wishes, on behalf of the Bluewater Health Foundation,
                                                                                                                   Kathy Alexander, Executive Director
                                                                                                                                       PA M G R E E N AWAy kO H l M E I E R
                                                                                                                                       M E M O R I A l G O l F TO U R N A M E N T
                                                                                                                                       - 20TH ANNIVERSARy!
                                                                                                                                       This year the Breast Cancer Society of Canada celebrated the 20th anniversary of the
                                                                                                                                       Pam Greenaway Kohlmeier Memorial Golf tournament. Even though the day started in
                                                                                                                                       the rain, all participants were proud to take part in such a special event. After the golf
                                                                                                                                       tournament, all participants and volunteers gathered for a wonderful dinner. Everyone

                       PINkAPAlOOzA                                                                                                    was privileged to meet Mallory Kohlmeier as she spoke with such pride and dignity about

                       This year the Breast Cancer Society of Canada introduced a new event, Pinkapalooza.                             her mother, and the amazing legacy that she left behind. It was such an awe-inspiring

                       With the participation of White Oaks Mall, it was a great family event where you could                          and moving experience. We would like to thank Mallory for being a part of such a special

                       stroll around the mall and take part in many interactive games and activities. Such                             event. All in all, it was a very successful event, as we were able to raise over $39.000. We

                       a fun way to raise money for a great cause! Please be sure to join the Carnival that                            would like to thank all the golfers, sponsors (tournament, auction items) and volunteers

                       Cares in February 2012.                                                                                         for making this event such a success. We would also like to thank Huron Oaks, who

                       www.pinkapalooza.ca                                                                                             graciously hosted this event. Without them the event wouldn’t have been possible.




6   SIGNATURE EVENTS                                                                                                SIGNATURE EVENTS




                       DRESS FOR THE CAUSE
                                                                                                                                       MOTHER’S DAy WAlk
                       The Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s signature event, Dress for the Cause, saw a few
                                                                                                                                       The Breast Cancer Society of Canada also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the
                       changes this year. The participant package included a great t-shirt with a pink “support”
                                                                                                                                       Mother’s Day Walk. It was the 9th consecutive year with the participation of Cleo. Dur-
                       bra on the front and also additional iron-on transfers to help dress-up your team. We’ve
                                                                                                                                       ing this day, $71.000 was raised. Seven Cleo locations, including the Cleo head office
                       also added incentives for the individuals and teams who raised a certain amount of
                                                                                                                                       in the Mississauga area, took the walk outside to the Streetsville Memorial Park and
                       money; 3 Caribbean cruises and Nescafé Dolce Gusto by Krups coffee machines are up
                                                                                                                                       raised over $11,000. Here in Sarnia, the Mother’s Day Walk took place on Mother’s
                       for grabs. What great incentives to raise money for such a great cause. We encouraged
                                                                                                                                       Day morning in Canatara Park. It was an amazing day and everyone involved had a
                       everyone to show their “support” by participating in Dress For The Cause.
                        Dress for the Cause encourages companies, schools, organizations and clubs to partici-                         great time; over $12.000 was raised that day. It is a great reason to get active and

                       pate in this event by asking their employees, clientele, teachers, students and members to                      being physically fit can help prevent breast cancer from appearing. We would like to

                       each do something special and make a donation to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.                           mention a special thank you to the staff of Cleo, their customers, our volunteers and all

                       www.dressforthecause.ca                                                                                         who have donated in order to help raise funds for breast cancer research.
           Over the years the Breast Cancer Society of Canada                                                                                   FIGHT FOR THE GIRlS
                                                                                                                                                The second annual Fight For the Girls Boxing Gala took place at the Fairmount Royal York
             has benefited by the work of many dedicated and                                                                                    in May of 2011. This was a high class event featuring boxing bouts of Olympic hopefuls

           passionate people who chose to make a difference by                                                                                  and enthusiastic amateurs from the Bay St. financial district. Under the direction of the
                                                                                                                                                Dewith Frazer Boxing Studio, the event raised over $86,000.00! Funds raised from this

                              organizing a “third party” event.                                                                                 event were directed to studies in advanced imaging currently conducted at Sunnybrook
                                                                                                                                                Hospital in Toronto.
                      Here are a few examples from last year.




8   THIRD PARTy EVENTS                                                                                                     THIRD PARTy EVENTS

                               BOWlING FOR BOOBS                                                                                                HOCkEy
                               John Baines and his daughter Kelly organized “Bowling For Boobs” in St Thomas; a                                 Essex 73’s and Essex Thunder Atom Girls joined together to raise money and awareness
                               fabulous bowling tournament that raised in excess of $12,000.00 in its first year. Strike                        for breast cancer. On Nov 2nd, 2010, all players wore pink jerseys to represent breast
                               out breast cancer!                                                                                               cancer. They did a fantastic job in bringing awareness to their community and raising
                                                                                                                                                funds for breast cancer research.




                               ROCk’N HORSE FEST
                               A country music concert teamed up with RAM Rodeo. The horse and rider competitions
                               included barrel racing and hunter/jumper classics. This was a weekend-long event for the
                               whole family with a special “Pink Friday” in support of breast cancer research.
     Eileen Iwanicki:
     JOINING THE FEllOWSHIP OF THE GENEROUS
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mallory’s Story
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             My name is Mallory Kohlmeier and I am          with. Now don’t get me wrong, my father does everything he can to make my life as
     The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is pleased to announce that $500,000 has been given by the late Eileen Iwanicki to progress breast cancer research in Canada. To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pam’s daughter. I wanted to be given the       easy as it can be, but there will always be that void no one on this earth could come
     recognize this significant donation, the Breast Cancer Society of Canada is pleased to announce that we have established the Eileen Iwanicki Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             chance to express what your support to         close to filling. I felt lost; I was entering stages in my life where teenage girls need their
     Breast Cancer. This award will allow a minimum of two recent PHD graduates per year to embark on their breast cancer research career. This award will begin in 2012 and run                                                             the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, my        mothers the most. I had lived my life up until this point holding all of my emotions
     until 2017 and will be administered by the Canadian Institute of Health Research. Recognizing the importance of this new initiative, the Canadian Institute of Health Research                                                          mom’s legacy, means to me; it is appreci-      inside. I was scared to be happy when I talked about her, that someone would think I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ated beyond words. My goal is to give you      didn’t care. I was scared to grieve, that someone would feel sorry for me. It eventually
     has offered to provide matching dollars for this award, doubling the impact of this most generous bequest. The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is delighted to be a partner in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a better understanding of what it’s like to    got to the point where I couldn’t bear to be at school. I avoided all social situations and
     funding new ideas and new solutions for breast cancer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             lose someone so close from this terrible       isolated myself from those around me. My dad and I thought it would be best if I got
      Few people have contributed as much as Eileen Iwanicki, who passed away on January 20, 2011. Born on February 1, 1936 in Drummondville, Quebec, Eileen had a successful                  disease. Not so you can feel my pain, but so you can realize just how much your              some professional help. I was nervous about it at first. At that age, I had the idea that
     career employed by CBC, the Federal Department of Consumer Affairs and the University of New Brunswick. She was also the Public Representative on the Board of Directors of               support is valued.                                                                           seeing a psychologist meant you had to be close to crazy! Instead,it gave me the op-
                                                                                                                                                                                                At the youthful age of 4 years, 5 months and 23 days, something happened to me              portunity to talk to someone I trusted and who I knew wasn’t going to judge anything
     the College of Physiotherapists of New Brunswick, and she served on the Board of Directors of the Fredericton Direct Charge Co-Op.
                                                                                                                                                                                               that would change my life forever. Of course at that age, I had no idea the effect of        I needed to say. After almost a year of meeting with her, I felt I was confident to start
      Many thanks go to Eileen and her husband, Jack Iwanicki, for their generous contribution.
                                                                                                                                                                                               losing a parent, and simply convinced myself my mother would be coming back any              facing my problems on my own.
                                                                                                                                                                                               day. It wasn’t until a year or so later that reality had set in. I was sitting in my dad’s      I am no longer scared to grieve about my mother’s death, and I can be happy
                                                                                                                                                                                               bedroom amusing myself with my own reflection through a television screen, when I            when I talk about her. I have the privilege that no one else will ever have. I am Pam
                                                                                                                                                                                               saw the most beautiful thing I had ever seen in my life. An angel flew across the room       Kohlmeier’s daughter, and that’s definitely something to be happy about. This wasn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                               and stopped in front of the black screen. She waved at me and smiled while I sat there       the first, and I am certain it won’t be the last struggle I face. The day-to-day battle

10   CAUSE MARkETING                                                                                                                                                                           in shock, staring now into my mother’s beautiful blue eyes. It was at that very moment       becomes easier with each passing moment as I come to appreciate everything my
                                                                                                                                                                                               I knew she was in a far better place; somewhere other than here on Earth with our fam-       mom left behind. She left me with a father who loves his children with every fragment
                                                                                                                                                                                               ily, and her smile assured me that everything would be okay. Ever since her passing,         of his heart, a brother who I can relate to deeper than anyone on this planet, and
                                    MUSHROOMS CANADA
                                                                                                                                                                                               I’ve experienced the feeling of little wet drops landing on my cheeks when I lay in bed      grandparents who have passed on their passion for ending this terrible disease. I am a
                                    Mushrooms go PINK! Last fall, for every pound of mushrooms sold in PINK packages, Canadian mushroom farmers made a contribution of over
                                                                                                                                                                                               at night. I call them angel kisses. One day, my cousin asked me why she sometimes            firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and I know I have become a better
                                    $61,000 to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Look for mushrooms sold in pink packages again this fall!
                                                                                                                                                                                               feels a cold drop on her cheek before she falls asleep at night. I told her I was certain    person from the experiences I’ve been faced with.
                                                                                                                                                                                               they were angel kisses and we both knew right away who they were from. In fact, a few         I’ve learned to take life day by day. I try not to take anything for granted and I
                                                                                                                                                                                               years back I thought it would be interesting to see a tarot card reader. Before she laid     am thankful for everything I have. I do my best not to complain about my situation,
                                    AUTOTEX PINk                                                                                                                                               3 cards down and only knowing my first name, she said she immediately sensed a very          because I know that there are billions out there with far less. I know that I’m not alone
                                    Change your blades…Change a life! The next time you replace your wiper blades look for the pink ribbon and “Wipe out Breast Cancer.” 10% of                strong bond between my mom and I. After revealing that she knew about her passing,           in this struggle and my family and friends are by my side every step of the way, as I
                                    the wholesale price is donated to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Pink windshield wipers will be available for a limited time.                        she told me my mother wanted me to know that she kisses me goodnight every night             am for them.
                                                                                                                                                                                               before I fall asleep.                                                                         I pray every day that a cure is found for this dreadful disease so that no one else has
                                                                                                                                                                                                Whenever I feel a struggle, whether it is physically, mentally or emotionally, I remind     to experience the loss of a loved one to breast cancer. This road to the cure that seems
                                    SkECHERS                                                                                                                                                   myself of the pain my mom was faced with every single day and the strength she had           never-ending is continually shortened with the support from each and every one of you.
                                    Shape up to awareness! Skechers is donating $10 from every pair of Shape-Ups sold in Canada to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Make a                 to conquer her perpetual struggle through cancer. I have a very close relationship with      Millions of families are going through this same battle, and it is people like you that
                                    difference when you walk! Make a difference in the fight against breast cancer!                                                                            my mom, these past few years more than ever. I go to her with all of my problems and         give them hope of one day ending this awful disease. I hope you now can get a sense
                                                                                                                                                                                               I know she does her best to help me through them.                                            of what your support means to me and my family. And maybe you too, can think of my
                                                                                                                                                                                                Aside from all the wonderful signs that point to the fact that my mom is around me          mother’s strength and perseverance when you are faced with your next big struggle.

                                    TIC TAC                                                                                                                                                    all the time - helping me grow and mature every day, there come struggles, with any          Mallory is the daughter of Pam and Guy Kohlmeier.

                                    Attention all Tic Tac lovers! For the month of October, you could purchase pink grapefruit Tic Tac packs at select retail locations. A great new flavour   loss of a loved one. When I was in high school, it all came crashing down. It had hit
                                                                                                                                                                                               me. I was growing into a woman and facing responsibilities that I was so unfamiliar
                                    and a beautiful new look, all in support of breast cancer!
     FINANCIAl SUMMARy                                                                                                                                                                      2 0 1 0 - 2 0 11 G R A N T S

     S TAT E M E N T O F F I N A N C I A l P O S I T I O N 2 011
     CurrEnT ASSETS
     Cash in Bank                                           $                    119,457
     Short-term Investments                                 $                    740,767
     Accounts Receivable                                    $                     42,268
     Prepaid Expenses                                       $                     28,801                                                                                                    B lU EWAT ER HEA lT H - $ 9 0 ,9 61.0 0                                                  team has continued to focus his research primarily on breast imaging technologies and
     Capital Assets                                         $                     47,482                                                                                                    Funds towards Bluewater Health Foundation are directed to the Pamela Kohlmeier           applications. Yaffe leads one of the largest research teams in the Odette Cancer Centre,
                                                            $                    978,775                                                                                                    Mammography Unit. This unit provides state of the art digital mammography screening      with a current focus aimed to detect breast cancer earlier, at its most treatable stage
     Current Liabilities                                    $                      3,503                                                                                                    to over 7000 women each year in Sarnia-Lambton. Early detection of breast cancer         and to facilitate tailored treatments that will work better for the individual patient.
     General Fund Balance                                   $                    975,272
                                                                                                                                                                                            remains one of the best defences against the disease. If caught early, the chances of    Al BERTA H EA lTH S ERVICES -
                                                            $                    978,775
                                                                                                                                                                                            survival are good and due to research, they are continuously improving.                  $ 8 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0 P lUS $20,000.00
     S ATATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENSE 2009                                                                                                                                                CANADIAN BREAST CANCER NETWORk                                                           The Breast Cancer Society of Canada has established a fairly new relationship with the
     rEvEnuE                                                                                                                                                                                - $ 91,9 0 0 .0 0                                                                        Breast Cancer Program at the Tom Baker Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Under the tutelage
          donations and in memoriam                         $                   343,001                                                                                                     The Canadian Breast Cancer Network performs advocacy work for the breast cancer          of Dr. Alexander Paterson, funds from this grant are used primarily for seed funding
          fundraising events                                $                 1,344,169                                                                                                     patient. Funds provided to this organization were used to assist with a study called     for demonstration projects and early pilot studies. These often lead to useful and early
          investment income                                 $                    33,676                                                                                                     “Breast Cancer Economic Impact and Labour Force Re-Entry”. This comprehensive            clinical benefits and sometimes to major steps forward in better treatment methods for
                                                            $                 1,720,846              SOURCES OF FUNDRAISING                                                                 study brought to light the actual economic impact of a breast cancer diagnosis on a      breast cancer patients.
     gEnErAl ExPEnDITurES                                                                                                                                                                   woman and her family. The study also explored the challenges these women experi-         QEI I FOU NDAT I ON - $100,000.00
          administration                                    $                    211,004                                     5%
                                                                                                                                                                                            enced in going back to work after treatment. Information from this study will be used    QEII Foundation in Halifax, in conjunction with the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research
12        amortization                                      $                     15,398                                                                                                    to lobby for increased government and insurance support.                                 Institute, is using these funds to support a variety of projects in breast cancer research.
          fundraising                                       $                    516,729                                                  21%                       General Donations and
                                                                                                                   15%                                                                                                                                                               The following is just one example of the type of research being conducted. Dr. David
                                                            $                    743,131
                                                                                                                                                                    in Memoriam             $ 2 7,5 0 0 .0 0
                                                                                                                                                        2%          Mother’s Day Walk                                                                                                Hoskin and his team are investigating an alternative to chemotherapeutic drugs which
     FunCTIonAl ExPEnDITurES                                                                                                                                                                This grant was used to assist the Canadian Breast Cancer Network with a National
                                                                                                                                                                    Dress for the Cause                                                                                              kill rapidly dividing cells, both cancerous and healthy of the immune system. Certain
                                                                                                                                                                                            Conference for Young Women Living with Breast Cancer. This was a fabulous event with
          Breast Cancer Awareness & Education               $                     4,288                                                                             Corporate Partners
                                                                                                                  26%                                                                       over 300 survivors in attendance with the average age of approximately 35. It was a      substances found in herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine are able to kill both
          Grants                                            $                 1,022,861                                                    31%                      Third Party Events
                                                                                                                                                                                            very moving experience to talk to these young women and understand the challenges        drug-sensitive and drug-resistant cancer cells without harming healthy cells and with-
                                                            $                 1,027,149                                                                             Investment Income
                                                                                                                                                                                            they face and their thirst for information.                                              out undesirable side-effects. Their research has shown that the antimalarial compound
     Excess of (expenditures over revenue)                  $                 (-$49,434)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     artesunate found in Chinese wormwood causes breast cancer cells to die by a process
     Revenue over expenditures                                                                                                                                                              lONDON HEA lTH S CIENCES -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of apoptosis. This research will determine the mechanism by which artesunate causes
                                                                                                                                                                                            $ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     apoptosis in breast cancer cells and establish the effectiveness of artesunate alone or
                                                                                                                                                                                            The Breast Cancer Society of Canada continues to work very closely with the Pamela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in a combination with conventional chemotherapeutic drugs in mouse models of breast
                                                                                                                                                                                            Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit under the direction of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cancer. These studies will provide a sound rationale for the possible clinical application
                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Ann Chambers. These funds further the world renowned work of the unit specializing
     OUR PRIMARy FUNDING STREAMS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of artesuante in the treatment of advanced breast cancer.
                                                                                                                                                                                            in “personalized” treatment for breast cancer patients. The grant is used to support
     The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is committed to progressing breast cancer research          These projects give the latest ideas a chance to be fully examined, supporting a
                                                                                                                                                                                            many aspects of the unit including funding for Studentships, Post-Doctoral Fellowships   SP lIT BETWEEN lONDON H EA lTH
     across Canada. To ensure that donor dollars are spent effectively, we focus our efforts on   consistent push by Canadian researchers to eradicate breast cancer.                       and seed funding for new ideas. Focussing on translational breast cancer research        SCIENCES AND Al BERTA H EA lTH
     two distinct areas: seed funding and translational research.                                 TrAnSlATIonAl rESEArCh                                                                    ensures that new methods reach the patient quickly to improve their quality of life;     SERV I CES - $ 5 2 ,500.00
     SEED FunDIng                                                                                 The BCSC dedicates a large portion of their research funding to translational research.   focussing on research that matters most.                                                 The purpose of this donation was to fund “Studies of Osteopontin as a Biomarker in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Breast Cancer Clinical Trials”. This project represents a joint venture between Dr. A. Cham-
     The BCSC makes significant contributions to innovative research projects needing the            Translational research is the collaborative process in which information acquired      SU NNy B ROOk HOSP I TA l - $ 6 0 ,0 0 0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bers and Dr. A. Tuck of London Regional Cancer Program; Dr. J. Chapman of NCIC Clinical
     upfront capital necessary to gather preliminary findings. These findings are then used       through research is used to develop new medical treatments and the implementation         Sunnybrook Hospital is the largest centre for breast cancer treatment in Canada. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Trials Group; Dr. V. Bramwell and Dr. T. Magliocco of Tom Baker Centre, Calgary.
     to apply for federal research grants.                                                        of those medical treatments into clinical practice.                                       grant was used to support the work of Dr. Martin Jaffe, a physicist, and an expert in
                                                                                                                                                                                            the field of digital imaging. Since inventing digital mammography, Dr. Jaffe and his     TOTA l $ 1, 0 2 2 , 8 61. 0 0
     CAUSE $500,000.00 + cleo • Mark’s Work Wearhouse $100,000.00 - $499,999.00 A.C.I. / Star Case • Bayer Health Care • Kraft Canada                                                      Charles Havill Chartered Accountant • Chartwell Classic Oak Park Terrace • Chaudiere-Appalaches Centraide Quebec • Checkwell Decision Corporation • Chomicki Baril Mah LLP • Chorley & Bisset Ltd.
     $25,000.00 - $99,999.00 • 3M Health Care • Chroma-Graphics • Marklyn Co. Inc. • Mushrooms Canada • S.C. Johnson and Sons Ltd. • SCA North America (Tena) •                            • Chrysler Shillington & Co. or Johnson, Feduk & Kin • Citimark • Citizenship & Immigration Canada • City of Burnaby • City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre • City of Hamilton Community
     Vincor International • West 49 $5,000.00 - $24,999.00 • Always & Forever Family Collection Incorporated • Ash City Worldwide • Autotex Pink • Avon Valley Floral •                    Services • Clarke’s Pharmacy Thompson • Clover Valley Industries • Club Intrawest • CML Properties • CMS Inc. • CMW Insurance Services • Cognis Canada Corporation • Coldstar Freight Systems
     B2 Fashions Inc. • BalancePlus Curling Equipment • Basics Office Products Limited • Belcam Inc. • Brown Shoe Co. of Canada • Chelsea International Inc. • Comark Securities Inc.      Inc. • Collins Barrow Red Deer LLP • Communicare Therapy • Community First Credit Union • Community Rehab • Community Savings - Parkland Square • Concours Mold Inc/Denken Tooling Centre
     Dexter & Associates (Brandt & Elle) • Dianne Hunniford • Dorfund Holdings Inc. • E.T. Browne Drug Co. Inc. • Expedia CruiseShip Centres - Richmond Hill • Gardening Life Magazine •   • Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation • Contemporary School of Dance • Continental Currency Exchange • Cornerstone Credit Union • Corporation d’Investissements Sanpalo • Counterpoint
     Greely Sand & Gravel • Guiness UDV Canada Inc. • Hockey Moms Against Breast Cancer • Independent Distillers Canada • LCBO • Minit Canada • Novartis • Off The Wall • Optimax          Academy • Cowan Graphics Inc. • Credential • Crescent School • Crown Attorney’s Office • CSE Consulting • CSSBI-CSPI • Curtis Carpets • Cypress View Foundation • Cziraky Grossi Chartered
     Eyewear Inc. • Osram Sylvania Ltd. • Robert Richer Jeweller • Rolf C Hagen Inc. • Schaefer’s Ladies Wear • Skechers USA Canada Inc. • Sunstar Americas Inc. • Supra Distribu-         Accountants • David Washburn • Dean McLeish • Dentistry on Kent • Didsbury Value Drug Mart • DirectBuy of Toronto East • Diverse Electonics Inc. • Divine Creations • DKC Insurance and Finan-
     tion • Team Glenn Howard • Team Snubbing Services Inc. • Tension Clothing Inc. • The Trendy Group • T-Shirt Monster • Unilever • Victor Technology • Winners Homesense •              cial Corporation (Markham) • Donaldson Canada Inc. • Dr. Bruce Harle Dental Office • Dr. Fraser MacKinlay • Dr. Julian Geller, Dr.David Farkouh & Friends • Dr. Michael Arsenault Dentistry •
     wtn Lifestyle Television Limited • Zebra Pen Canada Corp. $1,000.00 - $4,999.00 Artisano Bakery Café • Dehaan Painting • Eclipse Medical Inc. • Edible Arrangements                   Drivercheck • Dyer Brown • Earmme and Associates • Eastern Construction Company • Eastern Construction Company Ltd. • EBSCO Canada Ltd. • Edmonton Nut & Bolt • Elexco Ltd. • Ellison
     International Inc. • Enbridge Gas Distribution • Fromagerie Des Nations Inc. • Germiphene Corporation • Gunther Mele Ltd. • Igloo Porducts Corporation • Juli Fashion Essentials      Travel & Tours • ELS Language Centers • Emeryville Dental • Enbridge. • Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Ltd. • Envision Financial • ESP Chartered Accountants • Estate of Beatrice Grahame • Estate
     • Klassens Bronze Limited • Linea Intima Lingerie • Optik 1000 Ltd. • Rack Petroleum Ltd. • Sam’s Club Canada • Sarnia Saints Rugby Football Club • Scapa North America •             of Madame Adrienne Laurin • Eugene Heddle • Evans, Philp LLP • EZEE ATM LP • Ezel Orfi • Falkins Insurance Group • Family Law Office • Farm Credit Canada • Farm World PA • Financial
     Specs on Pearl • SpringMasters Canada • Springwater Woodcraft • SS Greenhouses • Tangled Vines Estate Winery • Tomboy Tools Canada • Winplus North American Inc.                      Learning Centres • First Student Canada • Foodland (Knechtel Food Market) • Fort Erie Credit Union • Fort McMurray Public Library • Freddie’s Paint and Details • FSC Architects & Engineers •
     EVENTS $100,000.00 - $499,999.00 Dewith Frazer - Fight For The Girls • Open Jaw Network Ltd. $25,000.00 - $99,999.00 Al Palladini’s                                                   Fuller Landau LLP • Garland • GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc • General Motors-St.Catharines Engine • Glenda’s Place Hair Salon • Glover International Trucks Ltd. • Goderich Aircraft Inc. •
     Pine Tree Ford Lincoln • Canter For The Cure • D’Angelo Brands • Joan D. Weatherhead Memorial Snooker Tournament • Ontario Building Officials Association • Scotiabank Toronto        Golder Associates Ltd. • Goodyear Canada Inc. • Gordon Weber • Grant Bradley Fagerheim • Grant Miller Motors • Graymont Limited • Great Canadian Casino Inc. - View Royal • Great West Life
     Waterfront Marathon • Swing For The Cure • The Italo Canadian Cultural Club of Laziali di Sarnia $5,000.00 - $24,999.00 A Little Off The Top - Let’s Make Mr. Clean                   Assurance • Hairbenders • Hanley Golf Club • Harden’s Jewellers Inc. • Harmony Day Spa • Hauser’s Pharmacy • Henry St. High School • Herbal Magic • Highland Express 24 • Hinton Medical
     Jealous • Adrian Verwegen & Friends ‘Out Spokin’ • Avenue Motor Works • Bowling For Boobs • Brenda Deline • Charity Fall Classic Golf Tournament • Cycle For A Cure • Essex 73’s      Clinic • Holden Lodge • HomeLife/Kempenfelt-Kelly Realty Ltd. • HSBC Bank of Canada • HUB International Barton Insurance • Hydro One Inc. • HYS Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic • Iceculture
     • Gillam Legion Branch 245 • Howard S. Billings High School • ICT Group • Justice For The Cure • Kardinal Christmas • Krav Maga Training Centre • Metrotower Office Complex •         Inc. • Imperial Oil • Industrial Truck Service Ltd. • Infirmerie Notre Dame De Bonsecours • ING Real Estate Canada • Inlett Inc. • Integris Credit Union • Intelligent Hospitals Systems Ltd. • Inter-
     Miranda Gallop • Oakville Stamping & Bending • Rock ‘N Horse Festivals Corp. • Sarnia Heavy Construction Association • Scotiabank Women’s Charity Challenge • Shirley Fudge •         national Centre • Interprovincial Corrosion Control Company Limited • J. Ennis Fabrics Ltd. • Jacobs & Thompson Inc.• James Stevens • Jeff Burchill • Jensen Customs Brokers Canada Inc. • Jeremy
     South Okanogan Stock Horse Day • St Patrick’s Catholic High School • St. Andrew’s Ladies Nite • Suncor Energy Products, Sarnia Refinery • Swatch Group • The Great Shave - Rosten     Boxen • Jessie Wright • Jim Curry • Joan Brandt • Jody Elle Letournneau • John Howard Society of Niagara • John Roach • Julie Bond • Julie de Gouw • Kal Tire • Kamloops Native Housing
     Bergsma Business Solutions • WFG Charitable Trust • WLU Letterman Club • Yorkton Terriers $1,000.00 - $4,999.00 911 Mens Hockey League • Adam Sweet Rose                              Society • Kanuka Thuringer LLP • Karly Dolmer (Crown of Jewels Hair Salon) • Katrina Lucarelli-Pellerito • Kawartha Orthodontics • Keewatin Air Ltd. • Kent Building Supplies • Kid Logic Childcare
     Campaign • Ajax Professional Fire Fighters Association • Alberta Clipper Energy Inc. • Alicia Santaquida • Balding Bottle Drive • Bishop University • Bluewater Bridge Authority •    • Kingsmill’s Department Store • Kitchener Land Registry Office • K-W Surplus • Kwik Kopy Design & Print Centre • La Coopérative de Rogersville Ltée. • L’Actuel Féminin Prêt à Porter • Lake
     Bluewater Junior Hawks • Bluewater Power • Boston Pizza • Brampton Extreme Slo Pitch League • Canadian Society of Technical Analysts • Carlton University School Of Industrial        Country Liquor Store • Lambton County Building (Wyoming) • Lambton Life • Land of Lakes Chapter of OBOA • Landmark Homes (Calgary) Inc. • Laxgalts’ap Nisgaa Valley Health Dept. • Lazier
     Design • Casada Restaurant & Bar • Cathy Agippa • CAW Local 2163 • Centennial C.V.I.-Business Leadership • Chicks with Tricks • Chinese Students’ Association of UBC • Cindy          Hickey LLP • Le Groupe Montoni (1995) Division Construction Inc • Lesley Gerard • Leslie Howard • Lethbridge Family Services • Lethbridge Volkswagen • Libro Financial Group • Lifeplan Financial
     Harasen • Courtney School of Dance • Crop-A-Lot • Cross Country Cure• Darryl Scott - Golfing In Pink • Diane Fulcher Tea Party • Ecole Forest Trail Secondary School • Ecole Sec-     Consulting Group • LIUNA Local 183 Training Centre • Lonkar Well Testing (Grande Prairie) • Lord Selkirk Teachers’ Association • Louise Kool and Galt Limited • Luks Orthodontics • M & M Meat
     ondaire Des Sources • Elisa Allen • Eryn Atton • Faher Leo T. Austin Catholic SS • Friends of Pro Rodeo • Fromagerie Des Nations Inc. • Good Life Fitness Clubs • Grey Bruce Health   Shops • Macquarie Group Foundation • Madawaska Shopping Ctr. • Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. • Marché aux puces pour elles • Marian Chateau Retirement Villa • Marjorie House • Mark
     Services MRI Dept. • Grimsby Secondary School • H2H (Hike to Heal) • Heather Clemmer • Home Hardware Woodstock • Jill Lewis • Kathryn Markwick • Kathy Strachan - Head                and Krystal Schouten • Marriott Global Reservation Sales and Customer Car • Martens Lingard LLP • Martin & Wright Insurance Brokers • Mary Wong • Matériaux Blanchet Inc. • Maxwell Realty-
     Shaving • Kayla Bragg • King City Natural Health Centre • Kohl & Frisch Ltd. • Kortright Hills Public School • Lambton Mall Charitiy Fashion Show • LEGS - Ladies Electronic Golf     Lethbridge • McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd. • McKinstry Chrysler • McLennan Ross LLP • McTague Law Firm LLP • Medisca • Medix School • Mergaert, Rathgeber and Barford CA’s • Metcalfe
     Society • Lockheed Martin Canada • Lucan District Lions Club • Madi’s Mission • Manulife Golf Tournament - Toronto • Marilyn Kereliuk • Mary Vanderwal • Metcalfe Curling Club •      Gardens Retirement Residence • Meyers Norris Penny • Midwest Engineering • Milliken Farm Supplies • Mississauga Montessori Preschool • Modern Niagara HVAC Services • Momentum Credit Union
     Metro Masquerade • Murphy Trails • My Secret Garden • Neil & Grace Bothomley -VIP Imperial Oil • NVMHA Bantam A1 Team • Opplast Inc. • Pamela Banks-Way • Pat McGillivary             • Monarch Media • Money Mart • Multipak Ltd. • Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula • Murray and Corlienne Pennell • Musqueam Indian Band • Mystic Moments Day Spa Inc. • Nancy
14   • Petrolia Students - Ontario High School Rodeo Association • Pink Sweater Hockey Game • Point of Purchase Advertising • Pressprint Inc. • Red Dawn Martial Arts • Rotary Club of     Behme • National Bank of Canada • National Hearing • Nepean Motor Vehicle License Agency • Neptune Technology Group (Canada) Ltd. • Nisga’a Lisims Govt. • Nisga’a Valley Health Authority
     Bridgenorth • Samuel-de-Champlain • Sarnia Greekfest • Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club • Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Bar • SPOSA • St Lawrence Church ACW Women’s Group • Stanstead               • Norris Ford Sales Ltd. • Northern Lights Credit Union • Nov Hydra Rig • Nowco Home Hardware • Obstetrics & Gyn. Clinic • OLA Staffing • Olbert Metal Sales Ltd. • On-Line Support • Ontario
     College • Stephanie Hewetson • Steven Olsen • Surrey Dance Centre, Parent Auxiliary • Sylvia Fuentes • T.E.A.M. 08 • Team Ramrod • Terry Fox Public School • The Debutantes           Power Generation Inc. • Onward Manufacturing Company • Ottawa Street Dental Office • Oulton College • PACE Savings & Credit Union • Pacific Northern Rail Contractors Inc. • Panoka Rising Sun
     • The Garden Basket Food Markets • The Little Hair Shop • The PasWord Group • Trina Ricketts • UNBC Student Group • University of Lethbridge Alumni • University of Windsor •         Clubhouse • Paramed Home Health Care • Paramount Pharmasave • Parksville Civic and Technology Centre • Pharmacy Access Solutions Inc. • Parry Sound Muskoka Chapter • Patrick’s Hair Care &
     Veronica Arnel • Waterloo KW Rangers • Winnipeg Trap & Skeet Club                                                                                                                     Esthetics • PCL Constructors Canada Inc. • Peace Country Health • Peak Vocational Services • Perimeter Aviation LP • Peter Huang • Phillips Hager & North Investment Management • Pilon Profes-
     Other Donors Over $100,000 Jack Iwanicki • Margaret Rothweiler Charitable Foundation $25,000 - $99,999 Barry’s Automotive & Industrial Supply                                         sional Corporation • Pineridge Tree & Lawn Service • Pleasantside Elementary School • Pointe West Honda • Pointts - The Traffic Ticket Specialists • Portsmouth Retirement Residence • Prince Rupert
     Ltd. • BMO Employee Charitable Foundation • Donald Forbes • Ernest Laronde • Govan Brown Construction Managers • ICI Paints • Medicard Finance Inc. • O.C. Tanner Recognition         Port Authority • Queensway Nursing/Retirement Home • Rabba Fine Foods • Radiology Consultants Associates • Ram Iron & Metal Inc. • Randy Gartley • RBC Capital Markets - Trade Floor-Sandra
     Company Limited • PennWest Exploration • RBC Royal Bank • Richard F Walsh/Alfred W DiTolla/Harold P Spivak • RSM Ritcher Inc • Scotiabank • Suncor Energy Foundation • TD             Dye • RBC Foundation • RCMP O Div Career Development • Re/Max 2000 Realty Inc. • Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc • Red River Valley Mutual Insurance Company • Restaurant du Village • Rick
     Canada Trust • United Way of Greater Toronto • United Way Ottawa • Westside Secondary School $5,000 - $24,999 Advocate Insurance Group • ARC Financial Corp •                         Rolston • Robert Bell • Robert Stoddart • Roberta Sterling • Rockcliffe Child Care Centre • Rona Home & Garden • Rosauro Abinoja • Rose Bowl Restaurant • Rowntree Montessori Academy •
     Beauty Systems Group • BMO Employee Charitable Foundation • Canada Border Services Agency • Canado/Nacan • CEP Local 914 • Collins Barrow • Corporation of the City of                Ryder Canada • S & V Planning Corporation • Saanich Peninsula (ECU) Rehab. Dept. • Salem Manor Nursing Home • Sarnia Pharmacy Ltd. • Saskatchewan Union of Nurses• Selectpath Benefits &
     London • Dainolite Limited • Desmasdons Boat Works • Edmonton & Area Child and Family Services • Emco Corporation - Waterworks • Ernest Laronde • Gary MacDonald • Gould              Financial Inc. • SF Partnership • Shane Rutherford • Shaw Cablesystems G.P. • Sheffar Potter Muchan • Sheppard Insurance Service Inc. • Shylo Nursing Service • Smile Services Inc. • Smith Group
     Fasteners • Group Connect Ltd • Groupe GFI Solutions • Hayward Pool Products Canada, Inc. • HB Studios • Imperial Oil Foundation • Incredible Printing • Innivity Marketing Group     Holdings • Smith Group Holdings Ltd. • Soul Sister Studio • Sports Medicine & Rehab Centre/Trainer’s Choice • Sprucewood Pharmacy and Home Care • St. Mary Choir School • St. Volodymyr Villa
     • Jake’s Steakhouse and Pub • Jawl Properties Ltd. • Jay & Lori Peters • Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto • Kosmos Restaurant & Lounge • Lambton College • Manulife Finan-        • Stephen Central School • St-Joseph MRI Inc. • Stoke’s Inland • Stonewall Marketplace • Stoughton and District Donor’s Choice • Stratford Motor Products • Sturgeon School Division Central Office
     cial-United Way Admin • Medicard Finance Inc. • Oak Park Lakeshore • Paradigm Financial Advisors • PennWest Exploration • Powell Jones, LLP • RBC Dominion Securities •               Staff • Sumac Lodge • Sunrise Village • Sunshine Children’s Centre • Supertek Canada INC. • Sutherland Hills Rest Home • Symcor Inc. • Syndicat de la fonction publique du Québec • Taro
     Scotian Gold Cooperative Ltd. • Sonia Goulart • St. Ann’s Residence • Suncor Energy Foundation • Suncor Energy Products Inc. • Surerus Construction & Development Ltd. • Surerus      Pharmaceuticals Inc. • Taylor Steel Inc. • TDW Client Transfer Services • Teachers Plus Credit Union • Teixeira Accounting Firm • Telus Communications Inc. • Telus Corporation • Terrace Women’s
     Pipeline Inc. • The Alastair and Jennifer Murray Foundation • Tom Foss • United Way of the Lower Mainland • United Way Ottawa • Voisin Developments Limited • Wal-Mart •              Resource Centre Society • TG Minto • The Blue Knights • The Canadian Bar Association • The City of Camrose • The Co-Operators • The Eastgate Group • The Globe and Mail • The Great Canadian
     Western Financial Group • Winners $1,000 - $4,999 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union • 2 Keys Corporations • A.K. Wigg Public School • Absolute Fusion Contracting                   Bagel • The Health Initiative Inc. • The John M. Parrot Center • The Philip Smith Foundation • The Sansin Corporation • The Second City Television Productions • The Self Management Group • The
     • Accent Credit Union Ltd. • Accent Inns Victoria • Accenture • Accès Mini-Entrepôt • Aditya Birla Minacs • Advance Savings Credit Union • Affinity Hair Salon • Ag Growth Indus-     Sernas Group • The Travel Corporation • The Water Store • The Workun Garrick Partnership • ThermoKing of B.C. Inc. • Thietke Harcourt, LLP • Thomas H. Lee Management Co., Llc • Three Corners
     tries • Aliant • Alterna Savings & Credit Union • A-MI Enterprises • Andrew Sheret Limited • Ann Nelson • Annie’s Boutique • AON Reed Stenhouse • Arizona Tan • Artaflex Inc          Health Services Society • Town of Ladysmith • Town of Lakeshore • Trail Transit Services • Triple M Metal • Trudell Medical International • True North Imaging • Twin Bridges Interact Club •
     • Arthur Voaden Secondary School - Students’ Council • Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs • ATB Financial • B Sharp Technologies Inc. • Baker Petrolite • Bassett & Walker Interna-          United Way of Calgary and Area • United Way of Halifax Region • United Way of Lethbridge - South Western Alberta • United Way of Peel Region • United Way of Quinte Inc. • United Way of the
     tional Inc. • Bates Barristers • Battle River School Division #31 • Beach 1 Electric • Belcam Inc. • Bell Canada NP&P, Newmarket • Bell Performing Arts Centre • Bell, Booth &        Alberta Capital Region • United Way of Winnipeg • Unity Savings & Credit Union • Urban Systems Ltd. • Valley First Credit Union • Vanessa Martinez • Van-Rob Inc. • Ventilex Inc. • Vidabode
     Sirkka Optometrist • Bellamarie Salon • Bell’s Taekwondo Ltd. • Belvedere Care Centre • Beverley Browne • BKEJWANONG Children’s Centre • Blackville Credit Union Ltd.• Blastech       Group Inc. • Villa Colombo Services for Seniors • Village of Fox Valley • Village Pantry Restaurant • Vision ‘74 Inc. • VP Credit Union • Wabasca Desmarais Lions Club • Wainwright Credit Union
     Corporation • Bloorcourt Village Dental Centre • Bluewater Power Distribution Corp. • Boart Longyear Drilling Services • Bolton Motor Products • Bonini & Associates • Bonnyville     • Walco Equipment Ltd. • Wallaceburg Community Resource Centre • Wallaceburg HomeTown Bingo • Wal-Mart • Wastell Builders Inc. • Waterloo Honda • Waverley Chrysler Dodge Jeep •
     Medical Clinic • Bow Island Apple Drugs • Brandon Hills Vet Clinic • Brant County OBOA Chapter • Brian Krausert • Bridgewater PS Walking Club • Brittain Group Financial Services     Weekes Ladies Club • Weeks Home Hardware • Wel-Can Welding and Fabrication Ltd. • Wellington County Museum and Archives • Wesley Christian Academy • West Art Furnishings • Western Foods
     • Brown Smith Owen LLP • Burke Seitz • Byron Street Medical Centre • C.P.E. Sophie • CAA North & East Ontario • Cadence Energy Inc. • Caisse Populaire Azilda • Cambridge             • Western General Insurance • Western Ontario Sports Injuries & Rehab Centre • Western Toronto International Trucks Inc. • Westlea Hamilton • William Nurseries Ltd. • Willowdale Christian School
     Mercantile Corp. • Cameron Driver Education Ltd. • Camrose Resort Casino • Canada Brokerlink Inc. • Canada Brokerlink Insurance Inc. • Canada Post • CanadaHelps.org • Cana-          • Willowglen Systems Inc. • Windsor Park School • Winrose Animal Hospital • Wishing Well Montessori Schools • With the Grain • World Courier of CDA • Wyeth Organics • Xtreme Auto • Yel-
     dian Association of Optometrists • Canadian Tire • Canadian Western Bank • Canado/Nacan • CareerQuest Inc. • Carleton University / Physical Plant • Cartwright Jewellers • Castel     lowhead Honda • Yorkgate Mall • Zarek, Taylor, Grossman, Hanrahan LLP
     Royale (Seniors’ Residence) • Caw Legal Services Plan • CBI Home Health - Hamilton • CBV Collection Services Ltd. • Centraide du Grand Montréal • Central Stampings Limited •
                                  L-R: Communications Officer, Johanne Deschamps; Administrative Assistant,
                                  Diane renaud; Executive Director, Marsha Davidson; Operations Officer,
                                  Bunny Caughlin; Fund Development Coordinator, Dawn hamilton




Breast Cancer Society of Canada
       420 East Street North      BOSOM BUDDy THANk yOU!
        Sarnia, ON N7T 6Y5        The Breast Cancer Society of Canada relies on the support of many dedicated vol-
         1-800-567-8767           unteers. We are very fortunate to have a group of devoted volunteers who keep us
         e: bcsc@bcsc.ca
                                  efficient and well-organized. They tackle office tasks and just about anything else
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                                  we throw at them! We are also extremely grateful to our devoted golf committee and
                                  Mother’s Day Walk volunteers who tirelessly hammer out every detail turning out
                                  events that are truly worthy of Pam’s memory.
                                   To our volunteers who are off site, better known as our Bosom Buddies, we are very
                                  thankful. We were especially inspired by the greater Toronto group who took on a
                                  big project and made it happen! The inaugural Mississauga Mother’s Day Walk was
                                  a huge success! Not only did they volunteer their time, they secured donations for
                                  everything from the beverages to the carnations and everything in between!
                                   Recently, the Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s Executive Director, Marsha Davidson
                                  spoke of the value of our volunteers when she wrote, “Our Bosom Buddy program
                                  allows us to keep our ‘in house’ administration costs in check by representing us within
                                  their communities allowing us to be in many locations without the expense of regional
                                  offices or travel. A recent rough conservative calculation found that our Bosom Buddy
                                  program saved us $25 – $30K in salaries annually”.

								
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