May 24, 2021
TORONTO, ON., May 24, 2021 -- May marks Brain Tumour Awareness month in Canada. To raise funds for essential programs and services for this community, Toronto resident Janet Fanaki and her children established The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund in 2020 after the death of her 51 year old husband from brain cancer.
Adam Fanaki was one of Canada’s brightest legal minds. Following a three and a half year battle against glioblastoma (the most aggressive form of brain cancer), Adam lost his fight.
Janet, Isobel and Sam Fanaki formed the fund shortly after Adam’s passing to help others living with a brain tumour. In 2020, The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund raised over $145,000 which went to support virtual programs, patient and caregiver handbooks at The Brain Tumour Foundation Of Canada; programs to help marginalized populations in the Neurosurgery department at St. Michael’s Hospital; and create a new technology from the Brain Tumour Foundation and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
“We made it our purpose to continue helping those living with a brain tumour after experiencing Adam’s diagnosis, surgery and treatments,” says Janet Fanaki. “If anyone knows the stress, anger and fear that comes with living with a brain tumour it’s us, and we want patients and caregivers to know that they are not alone in this experience.”
Fundraising continues this year with a 5-year funding commitment from lead donor Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. The family is also grateful to BMO Private Wealth for their continued support.
To learn more about The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund visit www.theadamfanakibrainfund.com or on Facebook @theadamfanakibrainfund
For interviews contact Janet Fanaki at (416) 271-7887 or firstname.lastname@example.org