As part of a three-year, $300,000 commitment that runs through 2020, the donation was bumped even higher when an extra $50,000 was raised by Bruce Power and its supplier partners in the lead-up to the annual Bruce Power Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held in August.
“The partnership allows Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to boost awareness, develop innovative technologies, and support those on a journey with a brain tumour”, said Susan Marshall, Chief Executive Officer.
“Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour, and all face limited treatment options,” Marshall said. “Sadly, they are also the leading cause of cancer death in children. This is why we at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada are so heartened by our partnership with Bruce Power, whose unstinting support helps make all the difference. Our goal is to help brain tumour patients and survivors live longer, better, and with hope. Because of the generosity of Bruce Power, whose contributions help fund critical research projects, we are able to bring hope to patients and families across Canada.”
James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Operational Services, said the company values its relationship with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada because of the lives it impacts at the grassroots level and aligns well with the company’s role as a Global supplier, through Nordion, of medical grade Cobalt used to treat Brain Tumours.
“Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada does amazing work with families who are facing some of the most challenging times imaginable,” Scongack said. “While Bruce Power cannot be on the frontlines with these families, we are proud to support an organization that educates and assists Canadians in their times of need and we will also remain a key provider of essential medical grade Cobalt.”
Bruce Power is a leading supplier of medical-grade and sterilization Cobalt-60 isotopes, which help treat cancer and ensure the safety of medical tools used throughout the world’s health care system. Learn more about Cobalt-60 at www.brucepower.com/isotopes.
Learn more about Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada at www.braintumour.ca .
About Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is the only national charity offering information and support to patients affected by any kind of brain tumour – be it cancerous, non-malignant or metastases. The organization funds ground-breaking research across North America and, since 1982, has dedicated over $7.2 million to finding a cure and improving treatment for brain tumour survivors. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is funded solely through generous contributions from individuals, corporations, organizations, employee groups and special events. Learn more at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s website at www.BrainTumour.ca .
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.