Bunzl Canada is sponsoring its 17th Annual b.r.a.i.n.child Ripple of Hope Golf Tournament on July 12 at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. Bunzl Canada’s tournament sponsor partners include Sealed Air Diversey, Kimberly-Clark Professional* and Nilfisk-Advance Canada.
The tournament supports b.r.a.i.n.child, a charity that raises awareness of cancerous paediatric brain tumours, funds research into their causes and treatments and provides support for patients and their families and friends. Donations from Bunzl and b.r.a.i.n.child help support paediatric brain tumour research conducted at the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Over the years, the Bunzl Canada golf tournament has raised more than $1.25 million to fund purchases of new equipment for the Centre and advance critical research there. Examples include the Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope and specialized tumour stem cell research, both of which are fundamental in understanding the causes of brain tumours in children.
“Researchers at the Brain Tumour Research Centre are developing next frontier of therapy – personalized medicine based on patients’ genetic information,” said Bunzl Distribution Canada Division President John Howlett. “Bunzl Canada is proud to have supported b.r.a.i.n.child and the Research Centre’s work for many years, and we’re honored to be able to continue giving back to those in our community who are battling paediatric brain tumours.”