Jamieson Laboratories, Canada’s oldest and largest vitamin and health products manufacturer, has invested in locally-based cancer research through a significant donation to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Vic Neufeld, presented Norma Brockenshire, President of the Cancer Centre Foundation, with a $35,000 donation representing funds raised for local cancer research.
“Jamieson takes great pride in supporting our community. Our leadership role on a local and a national basis, representing environmental causes such as various tree plantings to animal care, are examples of Jamieson’s corporate social responsibilities. With these funds designated toward advancing local research, Jamieson has again demonstrated our corporate commitment to assisting most worthy causes”, stated Mr. Neufeld.
Seeds4Hope is the Foundation’s annual grant awards program supporting locally-based, new and innovative cancer research and was established in 2009. Seeds4Hope has awarded $500,000 to eight research projects involving 27 local researchers.
The competition encourages collaborations between the scientific and medical communities. Grants are valued up $80,000 over two years and are non-renewable. Seeds4Hope employs the same rigorous review process as that of major granting agencies, including peer review. The 2011 Seeds4Hope grant recipients will be announced in November.
“Our Foundation strongly believes that any advances that will be made in the treatment or prevention of cancer in the future will be a direct result of research being conducted today. We are extremely grateful to Jamieson, for this significant donation to support local cancer research”, stated Norma Brockenshire.