It was a wonderful evening on Sunday, October 21 at "Enlightenment, a reception to raise funds for the CMF." Guests enjoyed Celebrity "Love It or List It" Co-Hosts Hilary Farr and David Visentin, speeches from The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport and Jerry Dias, President of Unifor, and Gina Godfrey, Honorary Chair of Enlightenment. The event was well attended with gourmet food stations, live music, a silent auction, and an amazing grand prize draw all in a beautiful setting and for a good cause.
Enlightenment, a Fundraising Reception for CMF, Honorary Chair Gina Godfrey was held on Sunday, October 21st, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Estates of Sunnybrook, Vaughan Estate, 80 Armistice Drive, Toronto
Celebrity co-hosts are Love It or List It's Hilary Farr and David Visentin. Live music, gourmet food stations, delicious appetizers, bar, exciting auction and so much more. A big thank you to our generous sponsors: Postmedia, Unifor, General Presidents' Maintenance Committee for Canada, LiUNA, Motley Rice LLC, Atherton Law Firm, WCB Nova Scotia, WCB of Prince Edward Island and WorkSafeNB, WorkSafeBC, Boehringer Ingelheim, Insulators Local 95, Shane Baghai Inc., The Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Charitable Foundation and EES Financial Ltd. See pictures from Enlightenment event click here
Be aware! The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation joins mesothelioma organizations around the world today to mark Mesothelioma Awareness day on this September 26th. Far too many have been exposed to asbestos and later developed this devastating cancer. And far too many continue to be exposed to asbestos. The CMF continues to raise awareness of the dangers of exposure to asbestos.
In November 2012, the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Mesothelioma Research Program hosted a 2 day visit by Dr. Keith Cengel, a specialist in radiation oncology and photodynamic therapy (PDT) from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Cengel gave two lectures, the first on emerging technologies for image guided radiotherapy followed by a second on photodynamic therapy for mesothelioma and other thoracic diseases. Photodynamic therapy is a promising new treatment for mesothelioma patients that uses light energy to kill cancer cells. Dr Cengel and other researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania have shown that when used in combination with lung-sparing surgery, survival rates of patients with pleural mesothelioma are significantly improved, sometimes more than two years.
Presentations from the September 27th 2012 Asbestos Diseases Symposium held in Toronto, Ontario are now available! Please see web address below for the presentation given by Dr. Marc de Perrot of the University Health Network, and the attached files for presentations given by Dr. Eudice Goldberg of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation, Dr. Linn Holness, Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease and Paul Demers, PhD, Cancer Care Ontario.
Please join us June 10, 2012 for the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation's (CMF) second annual volleyball fundraiser. If you like fun people, free entertainment, great food and beach volleyball why not register a team and support this great cause! To register and for more information, please check out the Spike 2012 website.
Please join us June 19 2011 for our first annual volleyball tournament fundraiser! Registration is now open on our new event website. To register your team, or to donate to the CMF on your favourite team’s behalf, please go to www.cmfonline.org/spike . Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information at email@example.com . Hope to see you there!!