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Bunzl raises $55,000 for paediatric brain tumour research
Bunzl Canada held its 19th annual golf tournament in support of the world's largest brain tumour research centre of its kind, the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.
The company, which provides cleaning & hygiene, safety, industrial, food and retail packaging supplies to 45,000 Canadian businesses, hosted colleagues, customers and vendors at the Luau-themed event at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. Together they raised $55,000, bringing the total funds raised by the tournament since its inception to over $1.45 Million.
This past year, the Research Centre published a major paper based on its research work related to the delivery of therapeutics to brain tumours across the blood brain barrier (BBB). This has previously been a challenge as the BBB prevents toxins, and even drugs, from crossing into the brain. Now, after having successfully conducted experimental models using Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound, the new strategy will be used to treat brain tumours at The Hospital for Sick Children later this year.
"This is just one example of some of the great progress we're making, and we're really excited about all the work that's been done," says Dr. James Rutka, co-director & principal investigator at the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre. "None of this would have happened without the support we receive through events like the Bunzl Canada golf tournament."
Bunzl Canada president, John Howlett is delighted with the outcome of the fundraiser: "I want to thank our great vendor partners here at Bunzl Canada who have been an integral part of us being able to support the Centre and its paediatric brain tumour research over the past 19 years," he said. "I'm a firm believer that if we arm smart people with the support they need, they will do great things."
See the fun from the golf tournament and watch a video tour with Dr. Rutka at:
26th July 2018