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The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS registered, national, not-for-profit, Photo not available 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. lyNN MARk FAASSE MARTIN CHAN NATASHA kANJI NORMA SONIA ClAIR ANGElA TEUF 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 20 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. 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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: firstname.lastname@example.org efficient and well-organized. They tackle office tasks and just about anything else www.bcsc.ca 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”.