At only 51 years of age, Adam Fanaki was taken from us far too soon. One of Canada's brightest lawyers, an accomplished public speaker and a terrific dad, husband and friend. He was loved by all who knew him.
After a three and a half year battle with glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, Adam succumbed to this disease on February 15, 2020.
To pay tribute to his life and help the causes that Adam felt passionately about, his wife Janet and children Isobel and Sam established The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund. Donations can be made through a secure site, My Charitable Impact, with tax receipts issued immediately.
Since starting the fund, we have raised nearly $200,000 and provided funding to help continue virtual programs at the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as well as the printing and distribution of handbooks. In addition, The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund as provided funding to palliative programs at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto as well as a comfort fund which provides food gift cards, medicine and other essentials to those facing financial challenges. Currently, the BTF and the brain tumour clinic under Dr. James Perry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are developing a new technology for patients and caregivers which will be unveiled in late 2021 thanks to our fundraising initiatives.
In 2021 we have added the Division of Neurosurgery at SickKids Hospital in Toronto to the list of our benefactors.
THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE DONORS
Thanks to a generous donation, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP has been named the lead donor of The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund. This partnership will continue through to 2024.
We are also excited to partner with these Canadian business leaders as our major donors: BMO Private Wealth, Brian Facey & Julie Soloway, as well as Manulife.