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 great 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 had always lived his life. With perseverance, determination, a great sense of humour and adventure. Adam set an example for all of us.
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 help the Canadian charities who offer programs and services to patients living with a brain tumour and their caregivers. Some of the essential things that we have been able to support include: respite care; counselling; printing and distribution of patient and caregiver handbooks; virtual support; financial aid with medications, transportation costs, and parking; and palliative programs.
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 and other leading centres across the country.
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 proud to welcome back BMO Private Wealth as a major donor, as well as Brian Facey and Julie Soloway. New to our donor list this year is Manulife. Welcome!
We are so happy to be partnering with these respected individuals and corporations.
Special thanks to our past major donors including:
- 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.