We are extremely grateful to the many who have shown their trust and confidence in us. In 2021, we are continuing to work with our charity partners to address the needs of brain tumour patients and caregivers.
Welcome to The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund
Adam Fanaki was one of Canada's brightest lawyers, an accomplished public speaker, a terrific dad, husband and all-around guy. He was loved by all who knew him.
In 2016, at the age of 47, Adam was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. He succumbed to the disease on February 15, 2020.
He lived with GBM the same way he lived his life prior to his diagnosis. With perseverance, determination, a great sense of humour and adventure. Adam was an example of how to fully live life.
To pay tribute to him, his wife Janet and children Isobel and Sam established The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund. The fund aims to help those who are living with a brain tumour diagnosis and provide leading organizations with finances to assist them.
Our goal is to make having a brain tumour a little less stressful for patients and caregivers. We are working closely with charities like the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and The Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital as well as St. Michael's Hospital Neurosurgery Department.
Donations can be made through the secure site, My Charitable Impact, with tax receipts provided immediately. Full transparency can be assured and all proceeds go directly to patients and their care partners.
As we embark on the second year of this fundraiser, we are very grateful to the supporters who have been with us as individual and corporate donors.
Thanks to a generous 5-year financial commitment, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is the lead donor of The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund. We are delighted that this partnership will continue through to 2024.
We are happy to welcome back BMO Private Wealth as a major donor, and this year to welcome Manulife as a donor.
Special thanks to our past major donors including:
- Brian Facey and Julie Soloway
- Borden, Ladner Gervais LLP
- Nick and Nicki Perpick
- TORYS LLP
- Robert M. Ben
- Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP with Huy Do and Tony Di Domenico
The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund has done a lot to help brain tumour patients and their caregivers and we look forward to continuing to support them.