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Foligno Foundation to award several charities tomorrow

Annual charitable give to cancer fighters, supporters slated for June 8
In July 2009, Janis Foligno passed away after a battle with breast cancer. The foundation that bears her name was created in her honour to help those doing cancer research and those fighting cancer. (File)

Every year, the Janis Foligno Foundation picks several charities to support and this year is no different.

Tomorrow morning at the Sudbury office of the Canadian Cancer Society, the foundation will be awarding several non-profit organizations with financial support to help them continue in their work.

The annual give supports groups either doing cancer research or charities that support those battling cancer.

In a news release announcing this year’s event, Mike Foligno, retired NHLer, husband to Janis Foligno and president of the Janis Foligno Foundation, said one of the recipients this year is the Canadian Cancer Society.

“The Janis Foligno Foundation chose the Canadian Cancer Society as we feel our organizational missions align with a commitment to improve the lives of others and eradicate cancer,” Foligno said in a news release.

“We are impressed with their rigorous cancer research peer review process that is renowned across the country – a gold standard approach to finding the most promising projects with the greatest potential to make the most significant progress.  

“Working with CCS, we have found the right partner and the right project for the Foundation that will double our impact.”

Dr. Susan Done of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, is a recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grant for her work studying individual immune response to breast cancer, with a goal to develop “a better predictor of breast cancer metastasis and provide exciting new therapeutic targets.”

In July 2009, Janis Foligno passed away after a battle with breast cancer. The foundation was created in her honour.


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